Bellator 111’s Lavar Johnson: ‘I’ll have the reach, power and strength advantage’

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 111 heavyweight Lavar Johnson as he prepares for his tournament quarterfinal bout on Friday night (March 7, 2014) against Ryan Martinez at the Winstar Wold Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.

The former Strikeforce and UFC standout is looking to get back on track after suffering from a three-fight losing streak, and he feels his physical advantages will help him be victorious against Martinez:

“I see him trying to take me down. I think he’ll stand and try to bang for a little bit until he realized the reach and power, then I see him trying to shoot and take me down just like everybody else. I think I’ll be stronger. I’ve got a lot more leverage. I’m 6’4, he’s 5’11. I think I’ll be able to control him in the clinch and just wear him down.” 

Written by Frank Trigg

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