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Dida vs Buakaw in April at K-1 Max

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After impressing the Japanese with a great striking at Hero’s GP in 2007, when lost to Gesias Cavancante in the final, André “Dida” Amade was rumored some times to fight in K-1. In 2008, the athlete was invited to fight Buakaw Por Pramuk, but an injury scratched him from the fight. Back on trainings, Dida finally will make his debut under K-1 rules. The former Chute Boxe athlete faces the two times K-1 champion Buakaw Por Pramuk at April 21st, at K-1 World Max, and wants to make a good debut.



“They wanted to put me against a tough guy at K-1 and I wanna do a great fight. I’m very happy with this opportunity and I’ll get a good win. I’m training hard for that. My brother (Maurício “Véio”) is training me and setting a strategy to call Cosmo Alexandre, one of the best Mauy Thai fighters from Brazil and has a similar game plan to Buakaw, to help us”, said Dida, revealing the strategy for the fight. “He has a great game with his legs, but not as good with the hands, so my tactic will be work on my hands to annul his kicks and try a good result. I have my chances of winning this fight and I believe it’ll be very interesting”.



Living at Canada, André revealed TATAME.com that he’s opening a training center with his brother (Evolução Thai) and left Universidade da Luta team. We left UDL but it was cool. Shogun (Rua), Ninja (Rua) and all the guys from the team still are our friends, and Shogun will came here before his next fight. We decided to open this team, inside BJJ Toronto training center, because we weren’t close to UDL anymore. This was the only reason, because the team is full of great athletes, because we teach a Muay Thai focused to MMA, not the traditional one”.
Dida leaving UDL is interesting I hadn't heard about it but since he moved to Canada it makes sense.

Dida vs Buakaw is really exciting and will really show how Andre stacks up in K-1 MAX.
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Buakaw takes it easily if he fights smart and doesn't get drawn into a slugfest.
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I like Dida but i think this could be a bad move for him. He should get at least one or 2 fights under those rules under his belt before taking on Buakaw. Buakaw is really fast and powerful with those legs and knees.

I reckon i'd have jon jones
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Dida has power in his hands for sure but I'm anxious to see how he plans on answering Buakaw's kicks. If Buakaw doesn't brawl with him he should win pretty handily.



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Just for this one very second, I'd say Dida has a somewhat good chance considering Buakaw certainly isn't the beast he was before. But if he's even 1% of what he used to be, then he's gonna give Dida a looong night with his kicks.
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I just realized that this fight is at K-1 MAX final 16 so does anyone know if that'll mean Dida is in the GP?
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Well, if he's IN the tourny officially, then if he wins he advances. But if he's in some sort of reserve bout, he'll be on the sidelines until needed.

But I doubt that, and think he's just warm up for Buakaw.
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