Originally Posted by J.P.
These fights are possible and I think they'd be great matchups, and exciting fights.
Who do you guys think would take these ones?
Rousimar Palhares VS Damien Maia The Jitz in this fight would be crazy fast. Palhares's BJJ is sick, and we all know that Maia can sub damn near at will.
Mac Danzig VS Frankie Edgar These guys are both well rounded with a good ground game and fast striking, they'd have a supurb shootout IMO.
Cain Velasquez VS Brock Lesnar These guys are classic knuckledraggers, they're both insanly strong and I beleive they can push eachother and test eachothers wills.
What do you guys think?
Great choices, these are my thoughts on those match-ups:
I'd go with my Maia via decision
, he's a more developed mixed martial artist, whereas Toquinho has a great ground game and takedowns but not-so-much to offer with striking. I think on the ground it would be a stalemate, with Maia probably getting the nod in the stand-up.
: I think Frankie has crisper boxing, but Mac has a more varied stand-up style. I think Frankie would be able to take Mac down and hold him there for most of the fight (kind of like Guida did) while avoiding submission attempts. Edgar via decision
, in a candidate for FotN.
: As of now, I think Velasquez is the more complete fighter. Brock has the wrestling advantage, but Cain simply mixes his game up better, and he has more technical striking and BJJ. I see Velasquez
winning via submission
Fights that I think would be exciting for fans:
Tamdan McCrory/Dan Hardy
Luis Cane/Thiago Silva
Tyson Griffin/Roger Huerta
Dustin Hazelett/Akihiro Gono