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post #18 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by John8204 View Post
I agree with you in the sense that I don't take Rashad striking seriously. I doubt he's top ten in the UFC division when it comes to striking. But what he does have is a great chin and he's a hard out. He was only finished by Machida and that was because he went into that fight in bezerker mode. Nog basically lost to Brilz, Bader, and Davis so I see no reason to think he'll be able to KO Rashad. Next to maybe a rematch with Forrest this is Evan's easiest fight in the top twenty.

Silva/Overeem is another hilarious mismatch but it leads to Silva/Nelson and Overeem/JDS so I'm fine with it. Big Foot gives us good fights he has the class to lose quickly and goriessly so cool with that.

Aldo/Edgar is FOTY in my eyes, this is the closest most competitive title we'll likely see this year.

Kind of bummed out they didn't put Fitch/Maia and McCall/Benavidez on the poster as well because those are huge exciting fights. All four guys are likely higher ranked in their respective divisions than Silva and Nog and both are great fights. I think if Demian Maia finishes Fitch he could be the one to steal Johny Hendricks next title shot.
that was the real crux of what I was saying how I can;t take rashads striking that serious, nog just has had bad times with grinding wrestlers in the ufc so thats why I see him losing by decision due to grappling

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