Just watched your games vs yagami, and i was wondering if you had any tips in the Yang MU. Played a pretty good one this afternoon, and damn! this match up is hard. At first, i was doing just like you did, zoning with cr.hp and st.hp, but sometimes, Yang’s dive get him through st.hp, and the nightmare begins: Yagami didn’t pressure you that much, and i didn’t see him reset you(maybe he was afraid of EX messiah), but Yang has crazy reset possibilities and most of the time you just have to guess.
Anyway, the most important thing I discovered about this MU is that you can almost never throw EX messiah. Most of the time, Yang’s pressure has no holes, and if he crosses you up, he catches you with a dragon, or worse, ultra 2(BTW, U2 beats all messiah variation). So, when you’re under pressure, the game’s almost over. There’s no way out.
On the other hand, you can kill yang(like yun) really fast…if you get in. To get in, I found the better way was to have him dive on you, by faking 2hp. Then, just like he’d do if you’d have jump in, you make a vertical jump and dive in to catch his dive. Then it’s classic guess game “Is he going to dragon, or not?”. I don’t think you should leave him space unless you have huge lead(and by huge, I mean 500-600pv, lol).
If you have hints on this MU, i’d take them gladly, because this is hard, damn hard(and not being able to use messiah makes it maybe harder than fighting Yun).
EDIT: I forgot to mention that there’s an awful frame trap that prevents you from OS teching, just like boxer’s one(except the combo you eat deals 250 dmg). You can OS, but very very late and i wouldn’t recommend it.