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Old 08-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I think Anderson is going to rofflestomp him too, but Okami earned his shot at the title. Sometimes it's about exciting match ups, sometimes it's about giving a guy what he deserves even if it's not the most exciting fight.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:53 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I think Anderson is going to rofflestomp him too, but Okami earned his shot at the title. Sometimes it's about exciting match ups, sometimes it's about giving a guy what he deserves even if it's not the most exciting fight.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #43 (permalink)
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He got his shot, and we saw how it went. I imagine he's due for another soon enough but he'll need to be coming off a win, not a draw.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #44 (permalink)
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The problem with Fitch is he's unexciting AND he already got a shot. Dana put off giving Okami his shot for as long as he could. If Okami blows it in an unexciting fight Dana can pretty much was his hands of the guy. I think that's what we've seen with Fitch. At a certain point Fitch will have to get his rematch (if he keeps winning) but people really just don't want to see it.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #45 (permalink)
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All good points PGI, one of the excellent posters around here, always very rational.


On the other hand, if Okami can take the shots as Sonnen did (and Sonnen was hit pretty hard at times on the feet even in the short periods it was there), take this to the ground and use good top control to avoid submissions, then he can win. On the other hand, Silva will have his moments and I'm sure a few of them. No doubt wrestling is Silvas archilles heel though and Okami can definately pull this out of the bag with as I said earlier, the right game plan, and a little bit of luck in those trying moments.
It's interesting- Okami has been in 31 pro fights, and only been (technically) knocked out once.

IMO, Okami has a decent chance of grinding out this win, and deserves his shot at the title; certainly moreso than a hyped-up, used-up, Vitor Belfort did.

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I needn't say anymore than has already been said. Okami has clearly evolved into a different fighter himself, and regardless of whether he can or cannot beat Anderson, he earned his shot at the title. The lengths some people go to to discredit a fighter
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:06 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Okami wasn't robbed of title shots before. The first title contender eliminator that he won was vs. Nate. He had one against Rich Franklin and lost, one against Chael and lost, and then one against Marquardt and won therefor got the title shot.


I think Dana has been trying his hardest to get Okami to the title honestly. He loves to support the Japanese/British fighters and get them in the limelight.
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #48 (permalink)
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That kick from Anderson from the bottom was great. I don't think Okami can wrestle Silva to the ground and grind him for 5 rounds the way that Chael did. Yushin is going to get tagged at some point and end up KO'ed.
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Yea the first fight was just pathetic... Reminded me of Silva vs Maia or Chuck vs Horn the way he just rolls over after a stuffed take down. Retarded.
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That kick from Anderson from the bottom was great. I don't think Okami can wrestle Silva to the ground and grind him for 5 rounds the way that Chael did. Yushin is going to get tagged at some point and end up KO'ed.
No injured ribs this time either. Silva won't have to roll with the takedown to save energy. Besides that Silva has a very active bottom game. Hope Okami's sub defence is up to scratch in this bout.
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