The King Speaks: Gordon Ryan's WNO Picks

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Love him or hate him, when Gordon Ryan speaks, people listen. Naturally, I reached out to Gordon to find out his picks for the upcoming WNO: Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon event after he was forced to pull out of his match with Ronaldo Junior due to COVID-19. Here's what The King thinks about these upcoming matches:

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Garry Tonon vs Dante Leon

"I think Dante goes out and tries to submit Garry, and I think that will ultimately be his downfall, because when you engage with Garry that is exactly what he wants. I think Dante is gonna go out, try to finish Garry, and most likely get submitted."


Lucas Barbosa vs Roberto Abreu

"Cyborg has been looking pretty good these last few tournaments, Hulk has been a little up and down. I think Cyborg is just gonna show up more ready, more in shape, and I think he wins a very physical battle over Hulk. I think Cyborg should have the upper hand in this one." 


Ronaldo Junior vs Vagner Rocha

"I think Vagner takes the Ronaldo match pretty easily. That his submission danger is too much for Ronaldo — he is too tactically aware and technical. He's been around for a long time, so it's going to be hard for Ronaldo to defeat Vagner."


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