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post #21 of 104 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 09:00 PM
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If this is Rampage's road to the title, this is sweet!

I expect Rampage to get the KO early.

Maybe your expectations are too high. Srry.

Early KO?!

I think you are overrating Rampage!
The last guy to get KO'd by Rampage was Wanderlei in 2008. Before that it was Chuck in 2007.

Thiago Silva is pretty underrated imo. Keep in mind, his only losses are against two former champions: Machida and Evans.

He is a very skilled fighter, who can fight wherever the fight goes. His only weak point is his wrestling. He has a good ground game, if he is on top. He isn't that spectacular from his back, but...to be honest, in the big divisions, like the LHW and HW division, it's hard to fight from your back.

Thiago's ground game is far better than Rampage's. If Thiago decides to take it to the ground, which would be the smartest thing to do imo, he could dominate this fight.

Don't think he could sub or T/KO Ramp[age, but his chances are very good on the ground.

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Isn't this kind of a step down for Rampage? I guess there really isn't anyone else to fight though, figured he'd get winner of Forrest/Franklin.
Was thinking about this too.

But you can't pass on the opportunity of Rampage fighting Thiago.
It's such a sick fight.

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I have a feeling Thiago is getting a UD by taking Rampage down.

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Going to be a hell of card. I cant wait. Rampage better train his wrestling.



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Was thinking about this too.

But you can't pass on the opportunity of Rampage fighting Thiago.
It's such a sick fight.
Quoted for truth though, haha.

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If T. Silva is even a slight underdog, i'm putting money on him. I knew he'd be among the elite again...just not this quick.
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Thiago's ground game is far better than Rampage's. If Thiago decides to take it to the ground, which would be the smartest thing to do imo, he could dominate this fight.

Don't think he could sub or T/KO Ramp[age, but his chances are very good on the ground.
I think so, too. His top control/ragdolling of Vera was just plain scary. Rampage is way stronger than Vera but I think Silva could control and smother him. He looked huge.

Let's not forget Silva is just returning from a year long layoff. With two solid camps behind him, Silva will be in top form. It's gonna be an awesome fight.
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Maybe your expectations are too high. Srry.

Early KO?!

I think you are overrating Rampage!
The last guy to get KO'd by Rampage was Wanderlei in 2008. Before that it was Chuck in 2007.

Thiago Silva is pretty underrated imo. Keep in mind, his only losses are against two former champions: Machida and Evans.

He is a very skilled fighter, who can fight wherever the fight goes. His only weak point is his wrestling. He has a good ground game, if he is on top. He isn't that spectacular from his back, but...to be honest, in the big divisions, like the LHW and HW division, it's hard to fight from your back.

Thiago's ground game is far better than Rampage's. If Thiago decides to take it to the ground, which would be the smartest thing to do imo, he could dominate this fight.

Don't think he could sub or T/KO Ramp[age, but his chances are very good on the ground.
Well its hard to get KO's when no one wants to bang with you anymore. As for this fight? Rampage stands a very good chance of Knocking out this Thiago character! For some reason he likes to bang but he's sloppy as hell and that will be his downfall.

As for the wrestling stuff, dont even think about it. Rampage's wrestling is way better and Thiago also doesnt shoot for takedowns he just tries to clinch and muscle you to the ground. It wont work with Rampage, trust me.

Mark my words, Rampage will win this via TKO early in the fight.

The one thing we agree on is that this will be a very entertaining fight
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Rampage will KO Thiago. Might even be enough to make me a fan of his again. Rampage's TDD is underrated. He's only been taken down by Hendo and Rashad in recent years. Oh, and Machida, but generally speaking, he is VERY difficult to take down. Thiago Silva won't be doing that. He will be forced to stand and then get knocked the **** out, just like he deserves.
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Well its hard to get KO's when no one wants to bang with you anymore. As for this fight? Rampage stands a very good chance of Knocking out this Thiago character! For some reason he likes to bang but he's sloppy as hell and that will be his downfall.

As for the wrestling stuff, dont even think about it. Rampage's wrestling is way better and Thiago also doesnt shoot for takedowns he just tries to clinch and muscle you to the ground. It wont work with Rampage, trust me.

Mark my words, Rampage will win this via TKO early in the fight.

The one thing we agree on is that this will be a very entertaining fight
Actually both have shitty wrestling.

But if the fight actually goes on the ground there are 2 scenarios:
1. Rampage on top - not much will happen. Thiago is a BJJ black-belt and he will hold his own against Rampage. Jackson hates it on the ground annyway. He only takes it to the ground if he hurts his opponent on the feet and then tries to follow it to the ground.
2. Silva on top - he will dominate Rampage. Not like he did Vera, because rampage is stronger than Vera, even if he doesn't have Vera's BJJ skills.

On the feet, Rampage hasn't been his usual lately. He was pretty slow against Rashad, even though he was coming after a one year absence and against Machida he didn't show that aggressiveness he is known for. He definitely has power, and he can put to sleep everyone in the division with one punch, but he needs to connect.

Silva isn't stupid though. A lot of people thaught Silva is nothing more than a brawler, a guy who likes to go out there and bang. He may have left this impression after the Machida fight, but that fight was a "must forget performance" for him. He went in there too confident and thaught Machida didn't have the power to hurt him. Against Rashad he was too hesitant, too affraid of Rashad's wrestling, that's why he kept his aggressivness level down.

Against Rampage, he has to stay away from those huge punches and when he feels like, he can take it to the ground.
He will win this if he fights like this.

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lol why exactly does Thaigo "deserve" to get KO'd?

I agree he's going to have a hell of a time taking Rampage to the ground. But if he manages to and makes Rampage work a bit, he's gonna be in trouble. I wouldn't bet against Rampage at all.
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