Originally Posted by Davisty69
This fight sucks. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to watch it. But I am a huge fan of both fighters and they are both coming off a loss.
Plus, I'm pretty confident that Rich will take it due to his methodical striking, and that will be another setback for an already struggling Silva.
This is pretty much exactly how i feel. I was hoping wandy's next fight would be against a mid level 185'er just for a bit of a warm up. They are feeding him to the dogs with Rich, but at least they are putting it at a catch weight. So cutting shouldn't be too much of an issue. It's a tough situation for both fighters. I mean they both are extremely hungry to get back to the top.
Add up that hunger to the fact that they both train like maniacs and this could be a war. I'm leaning towards rich winning this though by using his technical striking and keeping distance. The key for Wandy is gonna be to close that distance while taking minimal damage. If he can do that and get Rich in the clinch then all bets are off. So again i'm thinking Rich takes this, but i'm hoping Wandy will win.
O and Davisty69, bbjd7 said Wandy hits as hard as almost anyone at LHW. Then you said he didn't have as much power as rampage and Evans. Who have arguably the most power at 205. So waht i'm saying is those guys are the "almost anyone".