UFC lightweight contender and MMA Live correspondent Kenny “KenFlo” Florian provided his expert opinion to MMAWeekly Radio breaking down the UFC 91 main event between Randy “The Natural” Couture and Brock Lesnar, and picks Couture to be the victor.
“It’s going to come down to Randy’s experience vs. Brock’s size and power game.” said the Bostonian. “First of all, I have to say this, you can never bet against Randy Couture. I think it’s a sin and you’re probably going to lose a lot of money. Randy’s been proving people wrong since day one. I love him for that because I’ve kind of been in the same boat. You’ve got to love the underdog.
“Randy is undersized. He’s coming back. He’s an older guy. But I think his experience is going to win out. I really believe that,” further commented Florian. “I think with his wrestling ability, again, as much as Brock has been an All-American wrestler, Randy has wrestled at the international level. He’s on Olympic teams. I think that says a lot.
“The guy, since day one, has faced big guys. He’s fought in the heavyweight division. He’s fought in the light heavyweight division against tremendous competitors. I think that’s just a tremendous amount of experience,” added the 32-year-old lightweight fighter. “So, for Brock, if he wins, I think that’s a huge upset despite the age difference, despite the size. I still think it’s a huge upset. I expect Randy to win it out. I think he’s got more experience. I think he’s got the better all-around skills.
“I don’t think he’s as powerful as Brock,” conceded Florian. “I don’t think he’s going to hit as hard as Brock, but overall I think he has the better skills. It’s going to be a very, very interesting fight. Randy’s going to have to use a lot of tools to win, but I think it’s going to be his experience that wins out.”