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Wanderlei Silva 6 20.69%
Rich Franklin 22 75.86%
Draw 1 3.45%
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Franklin all day long. Rich has power and knows how to use it, and as much as I hate to say it, Wandy's chin won't be able to handle it.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wand has to hurt him and put him out early, theres no way he will be able to keep up with Rich in R3,4,5. I see Rich finishing Wandy late in the fight.
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If Wandy implements the same game plan he did against Bisping he can win it. Franklin won't want to play the clinch game or get into too many close quarter brawls. Man to think of it...old Wandy would come out charging from the get go. We'll see a much more methodical fight I believe ESPECIALLY because it's a five rounder.

The crowd may or may not help Wandy. He's a real emotional fighter. IE: Getting overzealous against Chris Leben. That's something Wand can not due anymore at this stage of his career due to his wear and tear. He's gotta have controlled bursts.

For Wandy's sake I hope he wins then retires. He's got a little more mileage than Chuck, but not much more. His body and chin have seen too many wars.

I'm expecting a FOTN material here!
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think we're going to see a real show. I heard franklin say in an interview that the key was to stick and move and not let wandy get close enough to brawl.

After last night he might reconsider.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wanderlei out-struck Cung Le in a technical stand up war.

He's not the same fighter / brawler he was when he fought Franklin the first time. I think Wanderlei improved to where he can out-technique Franklin with his striking.

Franklin was a great fighter back in the day, but it doesn't seem as if he's done anything to improve himself or up his game. He's hasn't necessarily evolved to keep up with everyone else. (Or, maybe I'm wrong on that?)

Wanderlei via stand up domination.
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Wanderlei out-struck Cung Le in a technical stand up war.

He's not the same fighter / brawler he was when he fought Franklin the first time. I think Wanderlei improved to where he can out-technique Franklin with his striking.

Franklin was a great fighter back in the day, but it doesn't seem as if he's done anything to improve himself or up his game. He's hasn't necessarily evolved to keep up with everyone else. (Or, maybe I'm wrong on that?)

Wanderlei via stand up domination.
Franklin was just never cut out for LHW. Hes just simply not big enough or strong enough when someone like Forest can lay on him. Franklin is still a great fighter and will prove that hes still in the elite of MWs.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Franklin was just never cut out for LHW. Hes just simply not big enough or strong enough when someone like Forest can lay on him. Franklin is still a great fighter and will prove that hes still in the elite of MWs.
He is a great fighter.

But, afaik, he still trains the way he did 10 years ago, with the same trainers and people.

While everyone else is improving, learning new skills and becoming better fighters, Franklin may still be doing the exact same things he was doing a decade ago.

I won't be surprised if its a technical stand up war and Wanderlei out-techniques Franklin.

That's pretty much what I'm expecting..

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He is a great fighter.

But, afaik, he still trains the way he did 10 years ago, with the same trainers and people.

While everyone else is improving, learning new skills and becoming better fighters, Franklin may still be doing the exact same things he was doing a decade ago.

I won't be surprised if its a technical stand up war and Wanderlei out-techniques Franklin.

That's pretty much what I'm expecting..
Really? I was thinking that both fighters are pretty much the same as the first fight so I expect it to be the same result. I don't see Wandy as hugely changed from what he used to be. He loses more than in the beast pride days but that is because he is fighting a higher level of competition most of the time.
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My spidey sense is tingling.
Something tells me this is one fight too many for Wandy, and it's going to end badly
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The clips from the first fight keep getting me amped for this fight.
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