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The fights that are on the card are interesting, but it lacks depth in general. I am however looking forward to Rashad KO'ing Silva (who i feel is over-rated). Rashad will be far to quick for him, and will probably catch him flush in the second or late in the first.
I actually see Rashad using his wrestling and G&P more than striking against Silva. Silva is a bjj blackbelt (even though he doesn't use his jitsu alot), but Rashad has shown in the past that he isn't indimidated by high level grapplers on ground.
To me going for the takedown (or mixing it with the striking) would be safest and smartest move for Rashad, because even though Rashad is quicker than Thiago he has quite a bit weaker striking and there is a huge risk he'd get clocked and finished standing.

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I actually see Rashad using his wrestling and G&P more than striking against Silva. Silva is a bjj blackbelt (even though he doesn't use his jitsu alot), but Rashad has shown in the past that he isn't indimidated by high level grapplers on ground.
To me going for the takedown (or mixing it with the striking) would be safest and smartest move for Rashad, because even though Rashad is quicker than Thiago he has quite a bit weaker striking and there is a huge risk he'd get clocked and finished standing.
If Rashad does happen to try a bad takedown and ends up on the bottom, he will be in big trouble. Thiago Silva has brutal ground and pound and he would do some serious damage to Rashad.

I also think that Rashad's standup is hit or miss. He looked OK against Liddell, he did get the KO big time but he wasn't really destroying Chuck or anything. Forrest Griffin was definitely winning that standup until he got caught as well. I am very interested in this fight and my risky bet will be on Thiago Silva.


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I actually see Rashad using his wrestling and G&P more than striking against Silva. Silva is a bjj blackbelt (even though he doesn't use his jitsu alot), but Rashad has shown in the past that he isn't indimidated by high level grapplers on ground.
To me going for the takedown (or mixing it with the striking) would be safest and smartest move for Rashad, because even though Rashad is quicker than Thiago he has quite a bit weaker striking and there is a huge risk he'd get clocked and finished standing.

A fair point, i just see that in recent times Rashad has become (perhaps overly) confident in his striking, and dont see him deviating from that in this fight.

Rashad would have no problem getting Silva to the ground if he chose to. Silva would have the advantage on the ground in some aspects (particularly if he ends up on top and can work his gnp). Rashads wrestling will probably nullify Silvas jitsu abilities if he ends up on top.

Really i think this fight could go either way, i am very much looking forward to it

Still though, sticking with my gut and going for a Rashad KO.
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If your in the FFFL this is a very intresting card. I like it regardless ut at the same time they neeed to throw Cain in there against JDS....tighten shit up a bit in terms of blockbusterness....
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If your in the FFFL this is a very intresting card. I like it regardless ut at the same time they neeed to throw Cain in there against JDS....tighten shit up a bit in terms of blockbusterness....
im all for that!! but both Cain and JDS are booked plus Khov's head would explode after Cain takes down JDS at will and pounds him out
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im all for that!! but both Cain and JDS are booked plus Khov's head would explode after Cain takes down JDS at will and pounds him out
Who are they booked to fight..I thought JDS needs a fight?? GG is out, who's in..??
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is it just me or thiago silva looks like some kind of alien in that poster?



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Who are they booked to fight..I thought JDS needs a fight?? GG is out, who's in..??
C'mon buddy where have you been, he's fighting Gilbert Yvel in a week.


Add another great win to JDS' list.



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C'mon buddy where have you been, he's fighting Gilbert Yvel in a week.


Add another great win to JDS' list.



IMO Yvel would beat Valesquez up pretty bad.

One word really......DRAFT.....yeah The Dude and myself spent some time with that.....I havent been paying attention to this card at all TBH....I know thats bad.....I'll prob bet on JDS I have him on my Fant team and Im def betting on Rashad to beat Silva.....


EDIT: JDS needs to win this it could be kinda tough, last time i wateched Gil fight was against steriod man Josh Barnett....he gave Barnett some trouble....still goin JDS though....

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UFC 108...luke-warm card...

...UFC 108 has a Spike TV card. Evans & Silva really would be a nice co-mainevent on a title fight card. Looking at the pre-lims as well, it doesn't look exciting. The speed at which this game is evolving can make for anything to happen. There's always room for fireworks. The main event is a tough one to pick. I like Rashad's footspeed and angles.
... He's a little more athletic than Thiago. Silva is a banger and this could be a shootout. Both can KO each other pretty easily. I would be surprised if Evans takes the fight to the mat. Silva's Jiu Jitsu is very good. Thiago also has a vicious topgame as well. I would be shocked if this fight goes the distance. Rashad should have a good gameplan. Silva no doubt will make Rashad exchange with him and who ever lands that bomb on the chin has the fight...

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