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GSP 137 81.07%
Thiago Alves 32 18.93%
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post #21 of 162 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 01:59 PM
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This fight is so interesting. I don't think Alves has a slight edge in the standup, I'm going to go ahead and say he has a pretty significant edge in the stand up. If he can mask those leg kicks with jabs and combos like he did in his fight with Koscheck, he can really beat GSP. Walker, you said Koscheck's wrestling looked off, and yes some of it may be due to to the 2 weeks notice, but I promise you most of it was due to those vicious leg kicks. You just can't plant and drive well after taking that kind of punishment.

Alves's TDD looked great and has looked great, and although I think GSP will eventually take him down, I feel he will take quite a bit of damage before doing so. I'm pretty intrigued with this eventual matchup.

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Alves is going to get manhandled just like Fitch did. Standup or on the ground. GSP is too quick, I hope I remember I posted this so I can bust the quote out after that fight is over (win or lose lol) I try not to sound like a GSP nuthugger, but people constantly underrate his striking, and apparently, his takedowns now too? No one can stop GSP from throwing them around like a ragdoll. It makes for an interesting fight, probably quite exciting, but not much different then the Fitch fight imo.

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Alves is going to get manhandled just like Fitch did. Standup or on the ground. GSP is too quick, I hope I remember I posted this so I can bust the quote out after that fight is over (win or lose lol) I try not to sound like a GSP nuthugger, but people constantly underrate his striking, and apparently, his takedowns now too? No one can stop GSP from throwing them around like a ragdoll. It makes for an interesting fight, probably quite exciting, but not much different then the Fitch fight imo.
GSP hasn't fought anyone like Thiago. In size or style. You can't shoot on a guy like Thiago. he's a wrestler's nightmare.

I wouldn't say that Thiago is some shoe in for the win or something but I do firmly believe that he has a better chance of beating GSP than anyone GSP has fought or will fight in the near future.
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the deciding question is: could GSP take Alves down
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I am still going with GSP but I definetly see the big chance ALves has to beat him expecially after last nights fight.

I think GSP is going to lose to BJ anyway though.
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I'd pick GSP.

Josh Koscheck's striking has improved but he's still too wild. Georges has much better technique and he has got way better movement. I think Georges would be able to get Alves down to the mat easier too, simply because he would set up his shots a lot better than Josh did against Thiago.

Thiago looked good last night, but I still think Georges would be able to push a pace he couldn't handle.
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Gsp will win, but it will be an amazing fight.

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GSP for sure. If anything, BJ has a better chance.

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Of course Alves has a shot; but GSP is the superior and more well-rounded fighter.

GSP and Greg Jackson will develop a game plan that neutralizes Thiago's leg kicks. As good as Thiago's takedown defense looked last night I don't think he'll stop GSP from taking him down.

Thiago won't take GSP down so the only place he can win the fight is standing up. GSP can potentially win standing up or on the ground.

I think GSP wins this fight but it should be good.
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