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Anderson Silva (C) 74 72.55%
Chael Sonnen 27 26.47%
Draw 1 0.98%
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post #31 of 544 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 01:55 PM
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Fun facts about both fighters since their arrival in the UFC....

Silva: 14-0
Chael: 5-2 - Both losses by submission.

Silva: 9 wins by KO/TKO. 3 wins by Submission.
Chael: 0 wins by KO/TKO. 1 win by Submission.



Did Chael dominate Silva in the first fight? Yes.

Did Chael win? No.

Has Silva been preparing for the take down? Yes.

Sonnen gave it all he had in the first fight and Silva still tapped him out. Other than the mistake that allowed him to be tapped out, he can't improve on anything he did against Silva. Silva can improve lots of things and being that he's 14-0 in the UFC, you can bet your bottom dollar that he will.
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kinda rooting for Chael since I'd like to see some shakeup in the MW division.

But I think Anderson will knock Chael the **** out.


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People say Silva will improve his takedown defense as if its easy as going through a mcdonalds drive thru and ordering TD.

Bisping is the only one who managed to get back up after Sonnen took him down. And even Bisping wasn't able to stuff all of Sonnen's TD attempts. No one has.

It is possible that if no one has stopped Chael's takedowns, Silva won't do it even if he had 10-20 years to train and improve his TD defense.



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People say Silva will improve his takedown defense as if its easy as going through a mcdonalds drive thru and ordering TD.Bisping is the only one who managed to get back up after Sonnen took him down. And even Bisping wasn't able to stuff all of Sonnen's TD attempts. No one has.

It is possible that if no one has stopped Chael's takedowns, Silva won't do it even if he had 10-20 years to train and improve his TD defense.

Same can be said for Chael's sub defense.

If Chael is on top of him over and over again I just expect Silva to sub him sooner this time. Not sure what took him so long the first time..
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Same can be said for Chael's sub defense.

If Chael is on top of him over and over again I just expect Silva to sub him sooner this time. Not sure what took him so long the first time..
Lesnar vs Mir II showed its much easier to close holes in sub defense than it is to close holes in takedown defense.



I don't think Silva has Bisping's gastank. He can't afford to battle back to his feet everytime he hits the mat & turn it into a wrestling match. He'll gas before Chael does.

Standing KO may be Silva's only hope.


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This is not a matter of who will win... But rather, how badly Silva will destroy chael.

Seeing all the chael fanboys claiming that chael is going to win or that Silva will lose because he's "angry" is quite amusing though...
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Lesnar vs Mir II showed its much easier to close holes in sub defense than it is to close holes in takedown defense.

especially when you weigh 30-40 pounds more.


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Its either Silva by early TKO or Silva by submission. He will rock Sonnen then finish him with GNP or take his back.
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especially when you weigh 30-40 pounds more.
Really.

Being fat is the only reason Lesnar gets takedowns.

Having a long reach & height is the only reason JBJ does well in his fights.

Steroids is the only reason Chael gets takedowns.

There's no way it could be a result of skill.

But, seriously, I think you're giving people way too much credit.


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Fun facts about both fighters since their arrival in the UFC....

Silva: 14-0
Chael: 5-2 - Both losses by submission.

Silva: 9 wins by KO/TKO. 3 wins by Submission.
Chael: 0 wins by KO/TKO. 1 win by Submission.



Did Chael dominate Silva in the first fight? Yes.

Did Chael win? No.

Has Silva been preparing for the take down? Yes.

Sonnen gave it all he had in the first fight and Silva still tapped him out. Other than the mistake that allowed him to be tapped out, he can't improve on anything he did against Silva. Silva can improve lots of things and being that he's 14-0 in the UFC, you can bet your bottom dollar that he will.
Posts like this make me laugh "Silva's been preparing for the takedown"

Exactly what did you think he was doing the first time? Training for Sonnen's world class striking?

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