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Old 10-11-2009, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva... Who will win?

Who will be 1 step closer to the Championship bout?

Discuss the following: Who, How, and Why.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Who: Hopefully Thiago Silva, he has what it takes to beat rashad, and rashad coming off being KO'ed i dont think he will be the same fighter he once was.. not yet atleast

How: Probally second round TKO or decision

Why: well i already said that but also because rashad does the "stanky leg" lmao
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I origianally thought Silva would win this one, but ive changed my mind. Silva is a fighter that comes straight forward and throws bombs, i see him backing Rashad up against the cage and catching a huge right hook in the second round that puts him to sleep. I think Rashad is just a little to quick and has a little to solid of boxing for Thiago.
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Probably Rashad He's got faster hands and much better footwork and head movement. I think he's also able to take Thiago down as well.

Thiago could KO him but I think the odds are that he wont. In my head I think Rashad is the better fighter but my gut keeps telling me he's going to get KO'd so IDK.
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Rashad will win, hands down. Unless he comes in cocky, which I don't think he will, considering his last fight.

I never guess how, but probably by knockout GNP.

Rashad was talking on Inside MMA about how straight forward Thiago's stance is and how he was going to work the Angles against Silva. I think he's right. Silva's a beast but Rashad is just that little bit quicker, agile and smarter, plus he's coming from a gym that tries to strategize to the letter. Also, Rashad's wrestling I believe will be able to put the fight where he wants it, and I think his GNP is one of his most underrated weapons.

Silva's strength, his confidence, will also be his downfall. While it works against fighters who are slower or have worse hands than him, rushing Rashad will not work. If he actually takes his time (which I don't he will) he could actually outstrike Rashad from a distance, as he has a more diverse stand up.
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Rashad by TKO - Too fast and elusive for Silva to handle. Combine Rashad's speed with his wrestlig and Jackson's game plan and you got Silva sleeping before round 1 is done.
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Who: Hopefully Thiago Silva, he has what it takes to beat rashad, and rashad coming off being KO'ed i dont think he will be the same fighter he once was.. not yet atleast

How: Probally second round TKO or decision

Why: well i already said that but also because rashad does the "stanky leg" lmao
This is really key to this discussion. How Rashad responds to his 1st official loss.

I think he learns from it and becomes a better fighter. His versatility, speed and power should serve him well against Thiago, and i see him winning in the 2nd or 3rd by strikes, more than likely a clean ko.

I really don't care for his clown persona for the most part, and wish he would show a harder edge.

Respect is due to him for the simple fact he ran thru TUF well undersized though.
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Rashad will dictate where this fight goes. Standing or Ground, Thiago has a small chance at pulling out the W.

Thiago Silva is gonna get elusiveified... again.
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