Originally Posted by edlavis88
Tough fight for Bader but he definitely has a chance. Glover got tagged A LOT by Maldonado. He is nowhere near as good defensively as machida and if he let's Bader hit him he may well get finished.
What are you talking about? Glover dominated Fabio for nearly the entire first round, then lost respect for Fabio's stand up and it led to him getting caught by a single punch. He was rocked yes, but not nearly as much as Rogan made him out to be. Fabio then was unable to follow up with anything and Glover continued to easily dominate him.
Are you sure you're not thinking about his fight with Rampage? Rampage tagged him quite a few times, but Glover overall had the advantage in the stand up and out classed Rampage everywhere. Rampage is also known for having a lot of power, and Teixeira took what he dished out and gave it back more so. Glover has a proven chin so I'm not worried about it. I'm not saying Bader can't catch him, but I'd say Rampage is a better striker and has more power than Bader, and Teixeira was never in danger against Rampage even though he got tagged on more than one occasion.
People can say Bader and Teixeira's biggest win is against Rampage which is of "equal value", but I would disagree. Bader fought an out of shape injured Rampage and got an ugly win against him. Glover fought an in shape Rampage that had his back against the wall and beat him more impressively. He also managed to drop Rampage with a punch and go on to out class him everywhere. He beat Rampage at his own bread and butter which speaks volumes to me. Even Jones ran away from Rampage. Not Glover, he was ready to take the fight anywhere. I'm not meaning to diss Jones or anything, I actually think he's a bad match up for Glover, I'm just saying how impressive Glover's win was against Rampage even though Rampage may seem to be passed his prime.
Bader can try to turn this into his fight with Rampage, but Glover is a beast everywhere. His wrestling is very solid, his ground and pound is great, and his BJJ is up there as well. Standing, he has a sizable advantage and I don't think that is even debatable. Bader has a puncher's chance in the stand up department at best. Bader is also not known for having a great chin. He got dropped and submitted by Tito Ortiz, I could easily see the same outcome happening when he steps into that octagon with Glover.
Glover should be an easy favorite in this fight. I have to agree with Canadian Psycho. I find this to be an easy fight to call.
Okami should beat Jacare as well, though I hope it's a competitive fight.