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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 04:58 AM
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What are the odds of Nelson initiating the grappling and then Santiago getting the sub?

We all know about Nelson's ADCC exploits but i always assumed Santiago was a high level black belt? (presumably from web reports, forums etc)
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Santiago's problem has always been his chin, I've not seen enough of Gunnar to know anything about his stand up, he's supposed to be a grappling wizard but Maia had Santiago down and Santiago didn't get subbed so who knows what will happen.

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No way in hell Nelson loses this. Far too talented. He'll be facing and beating top 10 fighters by the end of 2013.
So is our bet official? I still like Jorge in this fight.
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Santiago's problem has always been his chin, I've not seen enough of Gunnar to know anything about his stand up, he's supposed to be a grappling wizard but Maia had Santiago down and Santiago didn't get subbed so who knows what will happen.
His stand up is solid technically and his calmness is a huge help. Not sure how well it translates in UFC talent, but frm what I see he is at least decent standing. And the calmness he has is a huge asset to carrying out good technique.

Yea Jorge didn't get subb'd. He is a solid blackbelt. But Maia has more of a control and sub game. Gunnar has a different style that could prove more difficult for Jorge. Gunnar will jump on subs, which can be a good and bad thing.
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So is our bet official? I still like Jorge in this fight.
Yup. Nelson was so relaxed, he had to be woken up to go for his pre-fight medical. He's the next 'big thing' at 170.






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Yup. Nelson was so relaxed, he had to be woken up to go for his pre-fight medical. He's the next 'big thing' at 170.
Yeah he is a stud and future super star. But he is fighting a well rounded, very experienced fighter in Santiago. It's going to be very tough for Gunnar to win and I'll be extremely impressed if he does. But I think right now Santiago can and will win this.
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I have always thought that Jorge was overrated, but inside the UFC he has only fought one guy that wasnt in the top ten at some point or another (Justin Levens). I could see him making a fight of this one though. I think he is kind of chinny (not like Arlovski chinny, but not great), but Gunnar doesnt really have the kind of power to take adavantage of that.
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Jorge is doing a lot better than I thought he would. It would nice to see him finally win a fight.

EDIT: Round 1 to Santiago. Landed more significant strikes and wasn't on the ground for too long. That being said, the judges probably only remember the takedown so they'll probably give it to Nelson.

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Liking the cut of Nelson's gib. I'm a total sucker for karate based stand up in fighters though. Just love the technique and style of it

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