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.
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.
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.