Engin Terzi describes possible way for Dmitry Trubin to win Oleg Zhokh in Vendetta. ()
Oleg Zhokh is without any doubt the strongest pound for pound left hand puller in the history. Since 2011 he is undefeated in his own weight class and has beaten many of the top heavyweight pullers. Him to pull 3 weight categories and giving a nightmare to Devon Larratt while weighing only 75 kg was amazing. Since then he has beaten many top heavyweight pullers.
It is not easy to get a grip with the thick hand of Zhokh and his wrist and brachiradialis are incredibly strong. Once he curls his wrist he becomes near impossible to be beaten unless you have an amazing hook strength. It is not easy to beat Zhokh with an outside style. I am guessing Dmitry Trubin will try to toproll Zhokh. I hope that he will have alternative plans to defeat Zhokh just in case that his main plan does not work.
If I were strong enough to face Zhokh in a Vendetta I would not try to hook or toproll Zhokh but would apply back pressure which will be followed with a side pressure. Zhokh is doing everything with his amazing wrist strength. Once he curls his wrist in, he multiples the effect of his brachiradialis. It is very hard to toproll his wrist but is very possible to keep his wrist at neutral position with a good back pressure before the GO. By keeping his wrist neutral it is possible to slow down his move. His brachiradialis goes in to effect once his wrist is curled in.