Originally Posted by blackskimmer
I dont think that first fight with Liddel was a good judge on how the second one is going to go.
For one Tito had this chip on his shoulder that he would stand and out strike chuck liddel as Randy did. He really thought he could. That was his entire gameplan. It blew up bad.
This time I think you will see Tito strike but only to set up the take down. If Tito can take chuck down once the whole fight will change in a instant. We have seen Randy keep chuck down. It can be done.
This fight should be a even matched war.
VERY good analysis my friend, very good. Tito did try to prove he could stand with Chuck, he did a pretty good job until Liddell poked him in the eye. I am not making excuses for Tito and I am not saying Liddell poked him on purpose, but it did happen and it did help to decide the outcome of the fight.
I agree with you, I think Tito will set up his takedowns with stikes, and Tito is VERY good when he has someone down, so If Tito get him down, I don't think Chuck will be able to get back up. Randy Couture and Quinton Jackson took him down at will, and kept him there. Chuck does have good takedown defense against average guys, but when guys like Tito, Randy, or Rampage, who are very good at taking people down, its just not the same story. People get too caught up in the hype that the UFC builds for Chuck, he does have weaknesses and can be beat. I like Chuck, but I think Tito is going to come out on top, he is very determined, and we all know what he is capable of when he really sets his mind to something. This should be a great fight between two absolute warriors.