So in any matchup take your opponents options and compare them to yours.
Likes to duck under fireballs. Time/space good fireballs to bait a duck and then low forward / dp punish kinda like you should treat balrog’s bullshit.
His normals are beefy so low forward range is probably your strongest spot. you’ll be weaving in and out a lot. Movement is really important in this match up.
His jump elbow hits low. Dping this shit should be free. If it’s not, practice timing it later.
His dp sucks. Don’t be afraid of him on wake up if you’re on the ground.
When getting a safe jump, mix up empty jump lows and high attacks since he has a counter. You really gotta feel this out but this mixup is way in your favor.
What to avoid? Don’t let that fool get close. His high low shit is too good. Keep him spaced out. Movement again.
As a tip for anybody. block. omg just try and block and find an opening rather than mashing dp. his backdash is way good enough to do stupid damage.
His focus isnt bad, but its not the quickest. I personally love getting a read and going up to a focus and low forward dping the shit out of it. Throwing ex fireballs works but you gotta play his game a little more cuz he can get underneath them. low forward xx dp rocks balrogs world too
Edit: Okay I rewatched those videos. You need to be more offensive. People throw this quote around incorrectly all the time, but let me tell you a strong offense is the best defense. It’s not the other way around. The first thing you did in both fights was jump back. What purpose does that serve? It lets him push you closer to the corner by just walking forward. The idea is to make him go to the corner!