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Thiago Alves 42 35.00%
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post #41 of 99 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 10:02 PM
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post #42 of 99 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 10:18 PM
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I've got alves.... Kos may be able to take him down but i don't think he can hold him there Alves has good BJJ and will sweep or get back to his feet IMO...
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That's too bad. Like others, I was looking forward to this one. But think about the possibilities, here. If Kos beats Alves, UFC could well put together Kos vs. Diego II for the Number One Contendership. I think we'd definitely see a better bout the second time around, with Sanchez being less cautious and far more agressive than he was in their first bout. That'd make more sense than simply giving Kos the shot at St. Pierre, given the complete domination, last time. A win over Alves and Diego, however, would warrant a title shot, me thinks.
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Koscheck's top game may not be as good as we think. When he fought Diego he went for a takedown with like ten seconds left in the first just to get a takedown and win the round. Within the ten seconds or so he got swept and Diego took his back. Same thing in the Hazelett fight, he took him down and was almost instantly stuck in a triangle. I think what happened was he had great wrestling so all he worked on was his striking and he never really developed his bjj like he should. We will see, I am not sure if Thiago is the guy to sub him but hes not bad on the ground. Plus Thiago is so dangerous on his feet its ridiculous, he can end it at any time.
Diego's ground game is excellent, though. He's really on a BJJ blackbelt level.I really don't think Kos was looking to use top positioning on Diego in their fight. He just scored a takedown for points.

Hazelett is really good off his back, and his long limbs would give anyone trouble.

Of course, Thiago can catch Koscheck, but I like Kos here.

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i think this will be like alves-fitch but will end in a decision.. kos will take this even with limited training time..

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i narowly choose kos for this one, kos will repididly just take him down and win a decission, altough alves has been showing sum good takedown defence in his recent fights, alves is a big guy and could cause a threat to kos but i think kos can fight threw it and win a desicion

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post #47 of 99 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 10:36 PM
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I was dying to see Diego vs Alves - even tho this is another great fight - im disapointed.
This was the fight i was really looking 4wd to over the next few UFCs.
Kos may employ the same tactics that he did against Lytle and GnP to victory - tho Alves may catch him - hard one to pick
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Man I am pissed about this, Alves/Sanchez was going to be the shit, now we have to watch Kos take Alves down for 15 minutes...only thing good comming out of this is that Kos will get owned again by GSP.
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Honestly, Alves by whatever he wants.
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post #50 of 99 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 10:51 PM
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Alves will get cocky on his feet and Kos will catch him. Watch and see.

Ok on a more realistic note, I would have more faith in Kos if he had more time to prepare, but I still have to pick him. His wrestling will overwhelm Thiago (assuming he can make weight without diuretics) and he'll pull a decision. What I'm hoping for is this scenario for the title picture. GSP beats BJ in convincing fashion and moves up to MW. Kos beats Alves while Diego steps in against Yoshida. Take the winner of each fight and have them fight the title that GSP vacates. Personally, I wanna see Diego/Kos II. The first fight was a snoozefest and I have a feeling this one would be much better.
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