Is Sylvia "too big" for Vera?
Tim Sylvia is the definition of heavyweight, while people have questioned why Vera actually competes at heavyweight when he would do much better at the lower weight class. Yes, I know Couture outwrestled Sylvia for 5 rounds and him and Vera are the same size. But that's where the comparisons between Couture and Vera end. Veras' strongest asset is his muay thai (using those noice knees) while Randy is of course the god of wrastling.
Veras' strength has got to be an area of concern seeing as he's going into the cage against a guy who it would be easy to come in on with a big reach advantage. Vera can use kicks, but Sylvia will use kicks as well. Can Vera wrestler the monster to the ground? Not to sure. Sylvias take down defence is pretty steller and we havn't ever seen Vera wanting to go to the ground.
So does Vera even stand a chance? When he loses will he be FORCED to drop down to 205?
Man, I don't know. I want Vera to pull this one off but Sylvia is just a monster. If Vera wins it'll be by points IMO, but I just can't bet on him which sucks. He better live up to the hype.
1. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
2. Nate Marquardt
3. Goran Reljic
4. Amir Saddolah
TOTAL POINTS: +TBA