I said it for a while but it probably doesn't mean much when I say it. Rashad can and will beat Anderson, and it'll probably look boring. Rashad has REALLY good top control on top of having one of the top 3 double legs in the UFC.
He's a smart guy, I seriously doubt he would try to stand with Anderson much. He stood with Machida and learned that lesson, now he picks and chooses when he wants to stand. He stood against Jon Jones probably for different reasons, like being comfortable with his style and what not.
Besides that, I think Rashad could grind him for 5 rounds. Rashad isn't some weak chinned guy that goes to sleep with a jab, the dude has a monsterously good chin that is severly overrated for reasons I don't know.
It took a million and a half shots from Machida to put him out, and then NO ONE ELSE has finished him. Not Thiago Silva, not Rampage, not Jon Jones. They all hurt Rashad, but couldn't finish him.
Anderson could finish Rashad, but the later the fight goes, the more I see it favors Rashad. Just my .02
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