Hello and sorry if this thread should have been posted elsewhere or not posted at all. I’m doing some general research in fighting games and I couldn’t think of a better site to ask this question. The question is simple: has there ever been a game where a grappler-type character (new or old-school) had a favorable match-up against a zoner-type character (like 6-4 or up)? If so, could you give a description of why said grappler had a favorable match-up against said zoner?
Abel has a favorable matchup against pretty much every zoning character.
But as far as typical, slow-moving grapplers go, Tager in BBCS I believe has some favorable matchups, but I’m too lazy to go look that up right now.