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post #21 of 161 (permalink) Old 08-27-2008, 01:45 AM
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Bisping -----/decision
Machida ------/tko 3rd
Vera----- tko/ko 2nd
Sokoudjou------- tko 1st
Lytle-------- SUB 2nd
Kelly ---------decision

Gono--------- submission 3rd
Carwin----------- tko 2nd
Bielkheden ---------decision
Stout ------------decision
Eklund----------- tko 2nd
Miller----------- tko 3rd

I've been going back and forth on Bisping/Leban, Hardy/Gono and I think Talyor has a chance to cut Lytle up again.
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This will put Bisping under a proper test for both being under the 185 division and facing the more difficult opponents

Id love to see Silva beat Machida - I find it the most annoying thing how Machida runs for the entire fight
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Machida vs Silva

According to MMA Weekly, Silva has pulled out with a back injury. The UFC page still shows him on the card and no mention of an injury?

If this is true, who will be his replacement?

Who would you like to see him fight?

Wanderlei or Rampage would be my choice. Either one would make a great fight.
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UFC 89.....excellent card.

...Ummmm...the co-main event should have been Bisping & Leben. The Lyoto Machida/Thiago Silva fight should have been the main event. Both of them are 13-0 and it's going to be a very interesting fight. Machida could win it on the feet and is very elusive in avoiding getting hit. If Silva gets Machida to the ground, Silva's ground & pound is vicious. Only 1 of Silva's fights have gone to a decision. He is one tough dude that can take punishment. I can't pick this one. Both guys are awesome fighters and I believe it's going to be the fight of the night. I mentioned a while back that I wanted to see Machida & Silva bang. Finally it's gonna happen!
...Bisping/Leben could go either way. Bisping is a more well-rounded fighter but Leben has a good chin and has KO power. Bisping/Leben should be a good fight.
...I think Rashad Evans should fight the winner of Machida/Silva before getting his title shot. The LHW Belt is a hot potato because the Division is overflowing now with Rich Franklin & Anderson Silva at 205. Rampage & Wanderlie are still in the mix as well. Even if Evans wins the Title, he has a mountain to climb to defend it. Any of the LHW's mentioned above could stop Evans right in his tracks.
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Silva is supposed to be out of the fight, due to an injury?(See post above-Machida vs Silva).

Who would you like to see replace Silva?
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I like this card, 6 fights on the main card aswell and they are all solid. Machida vs Silva is going to be a great fight. Both fighters have the same record and the winner should be very close to a title shot.

Hopefully Bisping beats Leben aswell.

If Bisping(or any fighter)cant beat Leben they should seriously think about retirement.Leben is an average fighter..no more..no less.
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UFC Tapout...you're right bro, Thiago Silva is out because of a back problem. Man was I looking forward to that fight for almost a year now. On mmaweekly.com it said that Joe Silva is trying to find a game replacement to fill Silva's slot. BRO....could be anybody at 205 and the Division is stacked higher than a triple cheeseburger...lol! Man...is this facinating now...what if it's Wanderlie or Rampage? Wouldn't that be a trip? I hope Joe Silva picks one of those two.

P.S. thx for the 411 on Silva UFC Tapout...
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No problem. Wow, a Wanderlei/Machida fight would be an awesome one to watch. Wanderlei appears hungry again and Machida would be put to the ultimate test.

A Jackson/Machida fight would also work. I think Machida would have a better chance vs Jackson then vs Wanderlei. Wanderlei came out blazing vs Jardine. He had "that look" he wasn't going to be stopped.

We'll have to wait and see who they pick for Machida.
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Jardine vs. Vera

...ooooo This is gonna be good! Jardine might come out on the wrong side of another highlight reel though ...poor Keith. Brandon Vera has every advantage in this fight. Keith won't go to the ground with him, and if Keith decides to stand and trade bombs with one of the best Muay Thai strikers in the game, that would spell disaster. Vera's kicks, elbows and especially those knees are vicious.
...Not to say Jardine's kicks aren't good cause they are, but not on Brandon Vera's level. Vera has a reach advantage in his kicks & punches. The only thing I see going for Jardine is that he is very unorthodox, which could pose a problem to Vera. I'm gonna take Vera all the way with a 1st or 2nd rd TKO or KO via knee or headkick...
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