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View Poll Results: Does Matt Serra stand a chance against GSP?

yes, his solid bjj and overall experience gives him a chance 7 9.46%
no. he doesnt have a snow balls chance in hell of winning 58 78.38%
its possible...only if Marc Laimon trains him!!!! 9 12.16%
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm going to say Yes and No!

I'm going to say he stands a chance because he took on some heavy compitition like Gomi, BJ Penn, Yves Edwards, and Karo Paryisian.

But its very unlikely he will win because GSP is a better striker then Serra and has pretty strong ground game himself!
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I believe Serra could pull off the major upset, although St. Pierre would obviously be the favorite to win. If Serra were to pull off the win, it would be something similiar to Hughes/St. Pierre I, with Serra pulling off a quick and surprising submission.
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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oops i voted yes by mistake.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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No chance. I guess his game plan will be just like against Lytle. Go for the takedown. If Hughes couldn't get George down, don't expect Serra to. I bet he's shittin' his pants.
Randy said that George came into last nights fight at about 185, cutting 15 pounds in one day to make weight(and then gaining it back of course). Serra should be fighting 155, so... Good luck Matt.

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Old 11-20-2006, 05:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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he has no chance...serra's going to go for the takedown all day long and gsp is going to stuff him all day long, while giving him stiff jabs and leg kicks like he always does. I didn't think serra should've won the TUF finale and I honestly think Lytle has a better chance than serra at winning gsp, thats only because of a lucky punch. Both of those guys stand no chance at winning even a round against GSP. I wouldn't be surprised if GSP shoots at Serra, and take the fight to the floor, just to challenge himself against a weaker opponent.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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After watching GSP's performance last night, I dont Serra stands a chance. Your thoughts.
he has 2 chances - slim and none!
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Serra likes to throw big overhand punches while ducking down and trying to go for a leg. That puts his head about where Hughes' was when George kicked it off his shoulders.

I don't think it will be a striking bout, though. I think Georges will get the take down or reverse one of Matt's and ground and pound for the TKO.
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Serra has a puncger's chance but I can't see him scoring a takedown, defending or initiating legkicks or outstriking him. What does that leve? BJJ. He can't use BJJ unless he takes him down. Not to mention, look at the size and height difference GSP has over Serra.
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he has no chance...serra's going to go for the takedown all day long and gsp is going to stuff him all day long, while giving him stiff jabs and leg kicks like he always does. I didn't think serra should've won the TUF finale and I honestly think Lytle has a better chance than serra at winning gsp, thats only because of a lucky punch. Both of those guys stand no chance at winning even a round against GSP. I wouldn't be surprised if GSP shoots at Serra, and take the fight to the floor, just to challenge himself against a weaker opponent.
I thought Lytle would've had a better chance too. Serra does have a slim chance, but I see Serra chasing G.S.P around the octagon with his little "punch n' shoots" the whole time and G.S.P pecking away at him until he feels he's got him frustrated and exhausted enough for a k.o. Besides even if Serra actually does get someone to the ground he just bounces off em like a wet fish . It's gonna look like mini-me vs. dr. evil.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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he has 2 chances - slim and none!


Well, i don't think Serra is ready for GSP. GSP was to Hughes what Silva was to Franklin.
It was total devastation. When i reviewed the fight from the video link here, i was just feeling "shocked" by it all.

Sure, Matt Serra could get lucky, any fighter can, but if you go by what we've seen in terms of performance then yes, his chances are slim and none
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