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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 12:43 AM
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I thought Maia changed the MMA momentum back towards BJJ when he first came to the UFC. The guys ground game was scary, getting several sub of the night awards. Since the Anderson fight his focus on the stand up game has definetly affected his BJJ grappling. Maia is still amazing on the ground but in his early UFC stint he looked unstoppable on the ground.
Perhaps his best move would of been improving takedowns and keeping his BJJ skills on level. He could have just trained striking to setup his takedowns instead of trying to be a WBC kickboxer or whatever he is trying to do.

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Wow, the UFC doesn't seem to be big on tune up fights anymore. That is one difficult fight for both Maia and Kim but the winner will instantly be in the title picture.

I guess this will turn into a striking match and I think Kim takes a close decision.




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Wasnt weight that was Maia's problem, just stupidity.

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Time to watch an awkward kickboxing match.
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I doubt Maia gets past Stungun. This one sends him down the ladder..


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If Maia can get this to the mat, I think he dominates Stun Gun. If he tries to stand for all 3 rounds, I'm not sure he will pull it off. I would say he drops a decision striking.


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I think they are about even striking. Kim has a good base and wrestling. But Maia has good BJJ TDs and BJJ off his back. So I see this as a pretty close fight. Could be boring as all hell, but I can see him getting the win if he isn't drained and isn't out powered.
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