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Demian Maia 35 89.74%
Jake Shields 4 10.26%
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post #191 of 203 (permalink) Old 10-10-2013, 06:52 PM
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To me this fight went as expected. Very rarely do you see 2 of the very best bjj practitioners tap each other out. The wrestling during the scrambles was the difference. Shields' takedowns are beyond disgusting. Like the guy doesn't even change levels when he goes for a takedown, just goes in head and back down. Maia initiated the action, ended up in the clinch, got the takedown but shields had good enough wrestling from the scramble position to end up in top control and that was the story of the fight.

IMO if maia just kept it standing he would have won. I wish he would have atleast tried it considering shields glaring weakness is his stand up. But sometimes to make a statement you have to beat a guy where he is best at and this time maia came up short. That was always one of the things that made me love Fedor, he wasn't afraid to jump in werdums guard, wrestle with randleman, or strike with cro cop. he just came in there to win and get out.
Fedor sat in Nog's guard for 95% of their fights during a time when nobody in their right mind would even consider hopping in that guard, it was the most feared guard in the world of MMA. Crazy stuff, Fedor is awesome.

It was definitely the wrestling that kept Shields having the edge.
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It was definitely the wrestling that kept Shields having the edge.
Yep. (Wrestling + BJJ) > BJJ.


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I may be alone in this, but I thought it was a brilliant fight. I was worried we'd see a crappy kickboxing match, but it was a positional grappling masterclass.

And yeah, I scored it 48-47 Shields.
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I may be alone in this, but I thought it was a brilliant fight. I was worried we'd see a crappy kickboxing match, but it was a positional grappling masterclass.

And yeah, I scored it 48-47 Shields.
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Wasn't too surprised the fight went like that, but I was guessing it would be Maia getting the edge.

Also happy to see a certain dolt with a pink name, finally.
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You might just be sleeping by the 2nd.

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If you've seen the first round, you've seen them all.
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the first three rounds were better than the last two. I enjoyed this fight quite a bit



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The fight was okay. I've come to realize that one of the big things for me that determines how exciting a fight is would be the threat of a finish. It does not matter if it is someone being rocked by a strike or someone being locked in to a sub that seems dangerous, I find the threat of a finish is what makes me excited when i'm watching a fight.

This fight did not really have that. It was a good fight, but I would never re-watch it for pleasure.


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