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Derrick Lewis was lucky against Curtis Blaydes according to some, according to Others, there is no such thing as lucky when it comes to heavyweight it doesn’t matter

Was Derrick Lewis’ Curtis Blaydes knockout at UFC Fight Night 185 an example of this? There are two ways to look at it: one from every man’s perspective.No such luck was involved in Lewis’ point of view.He saw or expected Blaydes to move in for takedown, threw one of the most effective types of punches to counter an attempted takedown, and then hammered more nails into Blaydes’ coffin

From Blaydes’ point of view, Lewis was fortunate enough to initially opt for a takedown Lewis didn’t hit Blaydes on the feet If luck is random, isn’t Lewis just as lucky that Blaydes opts for a takedown? If luck is random, what distinguishes a hit that leads to a knockout from being less fortunate than the mistake that caused it? Maybe we’re too far down the rabbit hole here ‘What’s wrong with you? Lewis threw a punch It ended up losing Blaydes Stop following a narrative that doesn’t exist just because it’s a slow news day ’

On the contrary, what happened this weekend is part of the great heavyweight tradition of Chaos.Maybe you thought Randy Couture could beat Tim Sylvia at UFC 68 But did you think it was his 6-1 range against Sylvias 6: 8 that would allow him to land the right shot at just the right time? What defined the rivalry between UFC and Pride more than the chaos of seeing an elite striker like Mirko Filipovic knocked out by an elite grappler like Gabriel Gonzaga? When the biggest heavyweight of the joint era finally lost (no disrespect intended, Tsuyoshi Kosaka) it was against a jiu-jitsu ace who was a meager 2-2 in the UFC and didn’t have much of an impact in Pride

I don’t choose Look at the history of heavyweight versus every other division In no division has the title changed hands more than heavyweight and since we are into the subject of chaos, how the title should be considered Has changed hands: Bas Rutten’s injuries, Couture’s contract battle, Josh Barnett and Sylvia with the least flattering figure, the most juiced up, Frank Mir’s motorcycle injuries, the inclusion of a professional wrestler (no disrespect intended, Brock Lesnar)

This might feel like it was taking Lewis’ victory – I argue that Lewis beat Blaydes for throwing a “lucky” punch That’s a reasonable conclusion What else could I infer? If Lewis thrown a lucky strike to beat Blaydes, Lewis must have won the fight by a lucky strike

I disagree I think it was a godsend that landed because so many conditions had to be met for it to happen at all. However, the association of a punch landing as luck and a win as a direct result are not interdependent ab Who can say Lewis wouldn’t have gotten the same blow at a later date? Who can say Lewis didn’t plan it all along, and if Blaydes had gone to takedown earlier, Blaydes would have been knocked out earlier?

This seems like a meaningless digression from semantics and philosophy What do you think you are – Daniel Dennett? Aside from the fact that this very discussion is at the heart of how the greatest success can be achieved in most professional sports, the idea of ​​finding tactics that are more likely to work more often is more important than using tactics that are just at times function (differentiation between the climate and the climate) the weather in other words)

Blaydes looked like the better fighter How come the better fighter doesn’t always win? That’s the great thing about the heavyweight division. That’s the great thing about Lewis’ win. It would be nice to have some stability. It would be nice to see how fancy stats come in handy in the world of MMA if we just get more insight, but that’s the reality for heavyweight fighting is already so volatile that even the sharpest interaction of game boards feels difficult, it makes sense that the more weight we add, the weaker the foundation the more weight we add, there is no safe ground in this department

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Source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2021/2/22/22294053/editorial-heavyweight-lucky-punch-lucky-win-derrick-lewis-curtis-blaydes