Originally Posted by moldy
BJ will. He beat him before when no one said he could so maybe he will again. GSP had trouble keeping him down and i don't think hughes can strike as good as GSP so i don't think he will win.
It's possible but I cant see it. Hughes has all the confidence in the world going in this fight, and BJ is coming off a loss from GSP (the original number one contender) so that cant feel good.
BJ is definitely the better striker but he doesnt completely overmatch Hughes. I can see this fight going 4 or last the entire 5 rounds with just a bunch of ground work and submission attempts, but I'll say Hughes in unanimous decision.