William Knight vs Fabio Cherant Analysis

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William Knight vs Fabio Cherant Analysis and Prediction

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William Knight (9-2) vs Fabio Cherant (7-2)

Light Heavyweight (205)

William Knight

Right, let me get this straight early. I like William Knight. A powerhouse of a man with brute force wrestling and untapped power in both hands. Unfortunately, this is the bottom of the barrel type of fight. Knight’s preferred fight is to break down opponents against the cage, eventually finding a way to top position from where he can rain down heavy shots. Off his back, there is a clear vulnerability, but Cherant’s wrestling doesn’t appear to be at a level to test it.

Fabio Cherant

Cherant didn’t have the time to prove himself against Menifeld, but losing to a Von Flue choke against such a limited fighter is a bit of a shocker. As is typical at LHW, Cherant is a fabulous athlete with a wildly limited skillset. An aggressive submission artist, Cherant has bullied domestic opponents, but his almost total inactivity on the feet is unforgivable at the UFC level.

Predicted Result: Knight TKO Round 2

Knight’s preferred fight is to break down opponents against the cage, eventually finding a way to top position from where he can rain down heavy shots. Cherant is a fabulous athlete and aggressive submission artist, yet his total inactivity on the feet is unforgivable at the UFC level. Knight’s vulnerability off his back could be exposed but Cherant’s wrestling doesn’t appear to be at a level to test it.

Take a look at the size of this unit, and tell me William Knight doesn't excite you | Knight vs Cherant
Take a look at the size of this unit, and tell me William Knight doesn’t excite you | Knight vs Cherant

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