If Whiteford wins I think its by some kind of finish. With Svensson being 180+ pounds, 6'1 with good cardio + good wrestling and ground control I have a hard time seeing Rab by dec.
Svensson took some good shots from JC though but I see him more like a technical boxer and Rab as more explosive..
#1 Svensson by UD/Sub
#2 Whiteford by TKO
i doubt he will sub whiteford, if svensson takes it to the floor then whiteford will be on top and pound, and if it goes to the judges i think whiteford would take it. striking wise, svensson has a big advantage but i dont think hes alot more technical, and defiantly isnt as explosive. good fight, al buy a ticket anyway
James MacAlister BW pro 7-2-0 DNFT#1
i think rab will win by ground n pound against th cage best of luck to him
Liam Bad Intentions James, pro mma uk featherweight!!
Svensson is def most known for his grappling. He is one of the best submission wrestlers in Sweden, been competing for the national team and won Gameness gold -09 in -73 elite. Hes also a purple belt since a while back but would easily be brown if he hadnt stopped competing with gi.. Didnt say he would sub Rab but he will def not be pushed around on the floor
Yeah my first pick is Svensson by dec. If he finishes its on the ground. But ofcourse he could win by KO, it could be draw, NC or cancelled. Nowhere have I said he WOULD sub him. He could though. I just dont see whiteford win by sub against a more tested WW grappler. Judo is judo, they wont have dresses for this one.
But once again, its up to Rab to prove im wrong. Just because he dont have the experience with top european mma yet doesnt mean he cant handle it.
Best matchup on scottish soil this year so far
I don't care who wins...... As long as they're Scottish.