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Old 10-18-2007, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Will Matt take Matt to the mat?

And if so, which Matt are you talking about?

Okay I'm losing it, the thesis is taking my sanity. What I mean is will Sera vs. Hughes be a standup war or a ground war? Sometimes two good ground guys end up standing with each other. I could see Matt Hughes trying to stand, and Sera not disputing that, til one of them starts to lose that then that guy will shoot first. The ground will be interesting, Sera's jiu jitsu is no slouch but this'll be versus the wrestling machine Matt Hughes who is also not ignorant in jiu jitsu. Thoughts?
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On the ground I really would say that it would favor Serra, unless he is already rocked and it goes to the ground. I just think that Serra is too smart to get moved around and positioned like Hughes does to most of his opponents.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sadly I can see Hughes beating serra on his feet or the ground, I think Hughes is better at all stages.
It really shouldn't even be a challenge, BUT with lucky one-punch Serra....who knows.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There is no way that Hughes is better than Serra on the feet. Matt Hughes has never done anything on his feet. Also, I've stated this in another thread, Matt Serra's jiu-jitsu is overrated in an MMA context. Matt Hughes jiu-jitsu, while probably not technically as good as Matt Serra's, translates very well to MMA, probably due to his strength and control. I think Hughes is going to get the fight to the ground, control Serra for a couple rounds, tire him out and then probably pound him out in the 3rd or 4th.

Serra's best chance, like in the GSP fight, is to catch Hughes early, before he has a chance to take it to the ground, because once there, he just doesn't have the physical size and strength to hang with the big boys at WW.
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It really shouldn't even be a challenge, BUT with lucky one-punch Serra....who knows.
george SUCKED in that fight... LET IT GO!!!! it was NOT a lucky punch. good lord.

that said, i see hughes winning the ground & stand up could be pretty even. i think cdnbaron summed it up nicely enuf.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think Matt (Serra) is going to keep it standing as I beleive he has an advantage in that department. I think Matt (Serra) as good a BJJ practitioner as he is, he will be overpowered by Matt (Hughes) if it goes to the ground.

I think Matt (Serra) will keep this fight standing
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Matt Serra is going to get owned. Hughes will take it to the Matt and that receiding hairlined, Jersey talkin douchebag is going to get ground and pounded for 4 rounds, maybe 5. Hughes is too strong will push Serra wherever he wants him. Hughes is too smart to get caught in Serras lil Jiu Jitsu games. I am sure if Hughes can survive BJ Penns jiu jitsu he can do the same to Serra as Serra is nowhere near the fighter Penn is...(yes I know Serra and Penn went to decision...so dont try and throw that at me
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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There is no way that Hughes is better than Serra on the feet. Matt Hughes has never done anything on his feet. Also, I've stated this in another thread, Matt Serra's jiu-jitsu is overrated in an MMA context. Matt Hughes jiu-jitsu, while probably not technically as good as Matt Serra's, translates very well to MMA, probably due to his strength and control. I think Hughes is going to get the fight to the ground, control Serra for a couple rounds, tire him out and then probably pound him out in the 3rd or 4th.

Serra's best chance, like in the GSP fight, is to catch Hughes early, before he has a chance to take it to the ground, because once there, he just doesn't have the physical size and strength to hang with the big boys at WW.
I agree completely sir. + rep.

Serra's jiu-jitsu is only that. It isn't translated into MMA very well. He's never submitted anyone worth talking about. Matt Hughes, on the other hand, has very good MMA jiu-jitsu. I wouldn't be surprised to see him submit Serra.

Serra's best chance is to keep the fight standing. And people just think this is only cause of the GSP fight, but he's had some strong stand-up performances before...Karo comes to mind.
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I see Matt taking this. Matt won't know what hit him.

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Old 10-18-2007, 02:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I personally think Serra will try and keep this standing..not that Serra is great standing, just that he is better than Hughes in that department.

I really truely feel that Serra has a good chance at winnin this fight, he always comes in wit a solid game plan and im beginnin to question the amount of hunger Hughes has left...those 2 combined give Serra a hell of a chance in this fight.
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