Originally Posted by brownpimp88
Probably gonna catch some heat from the BJJ guys, but Palhares was highly overhyped. He did put up a respectable performance against Hendo, but I remember like more then half of the forum(probably under the influence of some) were picking this guy to beat Hendo. I could say confidently from experience that another untested BJJ prodigy wasn't about to beat Hendo.
Honestly Palhares impressed me more in that fight then all of his other fights. He more or less confirmed in my mind that he is a better version of Filho in that he has better wrestling and BJJ but a worse gas tank and horrible striking.
What impressed me was his chin and wrestling, because I didn't expect him to get Hendo down at all. I still think he will beat Anderson, and Hendo is the only MW in the division that can beat him because he is the only one with the wrestling to stop him.