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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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The $40 Million Bet: UFC vs. PRIDE FC (WILL DANA ACCEPT?)

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The $40 million bet: UFC vs. PRIDE at UFC blog for latest news, videos, results, betting odds, fighter interviews and MMA rumors - UFCmania.com

Pride wants to the top three in each division
Heavyweight Fight #1: Mirko Cro Cop (UFC) vs. Fedor Emelianenko (Pride)
Heavyweight Fight #2: Tim Sylvia (UFC) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Pride)
Alternate options: Andrei Arlovski (UFC) or Josh Barnett (Pride)

205-pound fight #1: Chuck Liddell (UFC) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pride)
205-pound fight #2: Renato Sobral (UFC) vs. Wanderlei Silva (Pride)
Alternate options: Quinton Jackson (UFC) or Ricardo Arona (Pride)

185-pound fight #1: Anderson Silva (UFC) vs. Paulo Filho (Pride)
185-pound fight #2: Rich Franklin (UFC) vs. Kazuo Misaki (Pride)
Alternate options: Nathan Marquardt (UFC) or Dan Henderson (Pride)

160-pound fight #1: Sean Sherk (UFC) vs. Takanori Gomi (Pride)
160-pound fight #2: Hermes Franca (UFC) vs. Hayato Sakurai (Pride)
Alternate options: Joe Stevenson (UFC) or Gilbert Melendez (Pride)

This is just a guideline its not FINAL, but HOW MINT WOULD THIS BE

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 02:20 PM
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The only thing is...The fans wouldn't except anything less than Chuck vs. Wandi.

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What about the Welterweight division which just so happens to be the UFC's most stacked div?


Cro Cop vs Fedor : Too close to call, don't know awesome fight though.

Tim Sylvia vs Nogueira : Either Tim by KO or Nog by submission.

Chuck Liddell vs Shogun : Chuck by KO.

Babalu vs Wanderlei : Wand by KO unless Sobral can get it to the ground.

Anderson vs Filho : Filho via Submission.

Franklin vs Misaki : Franklin by late KO.

Sherk vs Gomi : Sherk would destroy Gomi.

Franca vs Sakurai : No idea, tough call.

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It would be nice to see GSP added to the list somewhere?
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What about the Welterweight division which just so happens to be the UFC's most stacked div?

Pride doesn't have one.

"You can light a fire for a man and he will be warm for a day."
OR
"You can light a man on fire and he'll be warm for a lifetime."

My Top 6
BW = Miguel Torres
LW = Tyson Griffin
WW = GSP
MW = Gegard Mousasi
LHW = Lyota Machida
HW = Fedor
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As a betting man I would say it would insane not to include the ufc's best division. Where are GSP, BJ Penn, Matt Hueghes. If I was going to bet with those kind of stakes I would make sure I had my best talent fighting.

I would say pride would win most of those matches, so why would dana risk everything.

Overall I would say that this is pretty silly.
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I would say pride would win most of those matches, so why would dana risk everything.

Overall I would say that this is pretty silly.

QFT!~

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LW = Tyson Griffin
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This would be awesome. Some matchups look good but I think PRIDE would win most of the bouts
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Hmm, sounds like PRIDE needs some cash. (If the fighters could win a majority)
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2007, 04:48 PM
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I have to say, looking at some of the possible matchups, I really think this would be a competitive fight so to speak. Of course, going into the UFC's 5 weight divisions would really increase the UFC's chances. infact, I think if we go with PRIDES 4 classes they would win by a few, and if we went with UFC's 5 classes UFC would win by a few.
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