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UFC on VHS 06-04-2010 01:48 PM

Liddell vs Franklin will be just like UFC 99 - Prediction
 
UFC 115 will be just like UFC 99 but in a diferent way. Rich is gonna apply a in and out gameplan focusing on leg and body kicks. Chuck is gonna be looking for his straight right and obviously his overhand right.

Round 1.

Starts of with a show of respect a decent feeling out process. Franklin is getting the better of the exchanges on his bike but Liddell will start to pick it up in the last 2 minutes.

Franklin takes the round.

Round 2.

Start of at a calm pace compared to the end of Round 1 slowly picks up. Franklin lands a nice shot that seem to wobble Liddell and he is starting to look like the Chuck from UFC 97. Getting over confident Franklin turns it up and Liddell lands a big right. LIDDELL SMELLS BLOOD! Liddell is pushing the pace as Franklin back into the cage defending from an onslaught that gives Tito Ortiz horrible flashbacks. Franklin is bleeding fromt he nose, Franklin shoots in for the take down and doesn't get it but clinches long enough to recover. Franklin stays on the outside for the reminder of the round on wobbled legs.

Liddell takes Round 2.

Round 3.

Both fighters know this is the one. Chuck keeps looking for the highlight KO while Franklin decides to continue working the legs and even goes for a few take downs. Liddell stuffs 2 and throws a devestating overhand right that misses Franklin by inches. It has become clear that Chuck is slightly behind so he shoots for a takedown of his own. It ends up being pushed against the cage as Liddell land small and ineffective punches to Franklin's body a head. 2 minutes remain and they go into a frenzy. Throwing bombs back and forth Franklin lands another left kick to the body and grabs Liddell's legs. Franklin manages to get the takedown but in typical fashion Chuck get's back to his feet quickly. The last minute is full of energy as the crowd chants "CHUCK LIDDELL!" they go toe to toe once again Franklin exchanges a little but thinking that he is ahead he clinches with Chuck and lands little punches. Chuck looks frustrated and desperatley attempts to seperate he manages to get free with 15 seconds remaining. He runs in like a maniac catches 1 leg kick but is unable to clip the mobilizing Franklin. At the end of the round Chuck and Franklin raise there hands in victory embrace eachother in a show of respect and Liddell slightly limps back to his corner with red welts on the right side of his body. Franklin's nose is broken and bloody.

Franklin takes the 3rd round for the win.

At the end of the night it has become clear that Chuck will never be the Champion again. He is an old dog who can't learn new tricks but can give an awesome fight to the fans with a fighter on his level. No talks of retirement but Liddell steps down as a Title Contender.

What do you guys think?

fullcontact 06-04-2010 02:02 PM

Yeah, this seems like a likely scenario.

LambertCFMMA 06-04-2010 02:02 PM

I think you have a hard time beliving this onsidering you scored it a split decision. Or you don't understand scoring/judging very well.

Calibretto9 06-04-2010 02:03 PM

I think you're right on the money. I agree!

Iuanes 06-04-2010 02:15 PM

The only thing unlikely in this scenario is the crowd yelling 'chuck liddell', people chant 'Chuck! Chuck!" instead.

JonCR96Z 06-04-2010 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LambertCFMMA (Post 1196502)
I think you have a hard time beliving this onsidering you scored it a split decision. Or you don't understand scoring/judging very well.

One of the judges must have given Liddell the last round as well.

Ninjadude 06-04-2010 02:24 PM

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UFC on VHS 06-04-2010 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LambertCFMMA (Post 1196502)
I think you have a hard time beliving this onsidering you scored it a split decision. Or you don't understand scoring/judging very well.

Err admittedly the judging does sometimes confuse me. Franklin wins 1 and 3 and Liddell wins 2. So that a unanimous decision?

Sorry LOL I will edit. That being said you have a Liddell AVY doesn't surprise your butthurt by my prediction.

Sicilian_Esq 06-04-2010 04:00 PM

Spot on, save for round 2. I see this playing out more like Liddell v. Jardine, and Chuck never connecting with the big right.

Chuck will chase, Rich will use angles to attack the lower body, and Rich will take it via SD, as 1/3 judges will score it for Chuck for octagon control / aggression.

xeberus 06-04-2010 04:07 PM

Not this time, rich can't afford to throw many leg kicks in this fight. The obvious game plan for chuck is to look for the knockout, trade smart combos with rich and most importantly score the take down every time he gets the chance. Not that chuck is going to make this a ground fight by any means, but these take downs will force rich to look for the finish or lose on points cause legs kicks won't be enough to win rounds if chuck can get him down.


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