Dave Chaffee vs Dmitry Trubin Vendetta review by Engin Terzi ()
To be honest I was expecting a tougher battle between Dave Chaffee and Dmitry Trubin but I was wrong. Dave is so powerful that it is near impossible to go against him with direct side pressure. Trubin knew this and looks like he made his plans on toprolling Dave. I was expecting Dave to side pressure with wrist control but I realize that he studied Andrey Pushkar vs Dmitry Trubin Vendetta which happened in USA. After Pushkar failing to control Dmitry’s pronator and losing his wrist in 2015 Zloty Tur Pushkar applied an outer pin move at their Vendetta and beat Trubin 5-1 with this good strategy.
During my +25 years long career I have learnt that people who drops their front wrist often to avoid hook move are having front wrist solidness problems by recording this kind of muscle memory. So they are very effective against the hook pullers while they may become vulnerable against the toprollers. I am not saying that Trubin has weak front wrist but I remember how he was often dropping his front wrist for example against Krasimir Kostadinov during the times that they were opponents in 100kg class.