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Lyoto Machida 33 70.21%
Gegard Mousasi 13 27.66%
Draw 1 2.13%
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post #11 of 177 (permalink) Old 02-04-2014, 12:24 AM
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If Machida has real aspiration toward that 185 belt, he can't afford winning a boring UD. Specially a 5 rounder one.
The fact this fight takes place in Brazil shall be an extra motivation to Lyoto to be more aggressive.

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Not to throw excuses here BUT Latifi was a late replacement for Gegard. He went from a tall and lanky all around guy to a stocky wrestler in what, a weeks notice. He also had an injury of some sort and a lot to lose. Wouldn't have made much sense to go all in against a virtually no-named guy.
I'm not saying he needed to attack and finish him, even though if he's as skilled as his fans lead one to believe he should be able to, I'm saying I don't see it as likely Gegard can catch Machida on his way in if he couldn't do it to the no name late notice slow guy.

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In a sense this is a dream fight. On the other hand I do see how it could be bland after it is all said and done.

I have Machida by decision.
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I expect Machida to win a slightly uneventful decision that may have it's moments.

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I dont take much regard to gegards last fight for 2 reasons : it was a late replacement and the guy covered up for 3 rounds. It was complete domination - i gave gegard 10-8 every round.

If machida doesn't finish it will be because he got outclassed. I predict gegard moving forward and being technical. Machida is going to play his game and try to counter. I can't see gegard finishing because of machidas fighting style so either a unanimous decision for gegard 3-2 with the 2 rounds being machida hurting him at some point but not finishing/taking rounds 4 and 5 when gegard slows down or machida getting the knock out late in round 2 or early round 3.


EDIT : How crazy is it that we've wanted to see this fight for so long and here it is happening at 185?

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I was really hoping after Gus had that close fight with Bones that they would have Gus vs Mousasi for the next shot. I just love that style matchup.
I'll be pulling hard for Mousasi here, I just really want to see him get his opportunity whether it be at MW or LHW it doesn't matter too much to me. But I would rather see him fight Jones then Weidman.
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This could be interesting or it could be Machida taking him down nonstop and doing nothing until Gegard gasses and then kicking his ass.
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This could be interesting or it could be Machida taking him down nonstop and doing nothing until Gegard gasses and then kicking his ass.
I wondered if Machida might take him down.

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Machida's trips are quite effective and he normally uses them by the end of rounds. I despise this strategy, but it definitely grants him precious points.

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Machida can win this, Gegard is coming off ACL surgery, the same thing that got Cruz and GSP and this is his first fight at 185 in a long time. Cardio could be an issue considering that and if Machida employs his trips. Gegard could also catch him though, but the injury and cut are something to consider.

I expect this to look just like Machida/Shogun 1 though with Machida winning a tight decision.

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