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UFC Open Weight Tournament Winner?

  • Andrei Arlovski

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  • Chuck Liddell

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This is a question that came up while I was posting on another thread.

If the UFC held an open weight competition, who would win?
 

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Adora said:
I think it would com,e done to Matt Hughes and The Iceman. I would put my bet on Hughes
I know that Hughes is strong, but do you really think that he can groundnpound the Iceman? If Randy Couture couldn't do it, do you really think that Matt would be able to?

If it came down to hughes v chuck i'd give it to chuck by KO in the first four minutes.

My bet would be on Arlovski v Chuck in the finals and I'd take Chuck by KO.
 

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Im gonna go with Chuck with his power i think he would quite easily take Franklin, Hughes and St Pierre the real challenge would be the reach of silvia and the athletic prowess of Arlovski but Chucks too damn powerfull he will land a punch eventually and as hes proved time and time again he only needs one clean shot and your out.
 

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Im gonna go with Chuck with his power i think he would quite easily take Franklin, Hughes and St Pierre the real challenge would be the reach of silvia and the athletic prowess of Arlovski but Chucks too damn powerfull he will land a punch eventually and as hes proved time and time again he only needs one clean shot and your out.
Yeah, there isn't really anyone who hits as hard as Chuck.
 

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Adora said:
Do UFC allow open weight fights? They prob. dont but this would be interesting
The first 4 UFCs were openweight tournaments, but they haven't done one since then.
 

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If they did open weight fights in the UFC i'd like to see

Tito vs Franklin
Chuck vs Brandon Vera (i dont like Vera i want to see him lose pitifully)
Randy Couture vs Ken Shamrock
George St Pierre vs Horn
Arlovski vs Forrest (just to see how good Forrest really is)
 

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UFC101 said:
If they did open weight fights in the UFC i'd like to see

Tito vs Franklin
Chuck vs Brandon Vera (i dont like Vera i want to see him lose pitifully)
Randy Couture vs Ken Shamrock
George St Pierre vs Horn
Arlovski vs Forrest (just to see how good Forrest really is)
Couture's retired and I don't think he's going to be coming out to fight Ken Shamrock.

Chuck would clean Vera's clock, and he'd clean it GOOD!

St Pierre v Horn would be good, I think that Jeremy would win, but because he's heavier and they have about equal skill and experience.

Arlovski would destroy forest griffin, and he'd destroy him badly. Forest isn't that pretty looking to begin with, after andrei is through with him he would look like a hamburger.
 

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my money would be on the pitbull! i think he would be way to strong and have to much punching power for chuck. and i think sylvia would get chuck a big problem! Could chuck even hit his head? sylvia's reach would be to great.
But i would like to see ken and tito go at. Two of my favorite fighters along with sean sherk in it.
 

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he is not listed but Royce has done good in this type of thing before, but of those on the list I'd probably go with Chuck, but that is just me. I do not know all of the fighters well so I am just going by what I do know, and remember, knowing is half the battle... Yea I went there
 

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I think it would com,e done to Matt Hughes and The Iceman. I would put my bet on Hughes
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ROFL!at Hughes beating Chuck and Bisping being "The next big thing"

But id have to say Chuck,I cant see any of those guys taking him down,Out punching him or submitting.(Although Arlovski has the power im not sure if he could catch Chuck
 

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why do all you guys think that chuck would do better then AA?
 

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Well Chuck has brilliant takedown defense i can't see Arlovski taking him down which means he will have to strike, Arlovski is a very aggresive and explosive fighter where as Chuck is more of a counter puncher he just parry Arlovski shots till he makes a mistake and then take his head off.
 

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why do all you guys think that chuck would do better then AA?
Here's why I like Chuck over Andrei: Chuck Liddell can KO anybody!!!

Andrei can land alot of punches, but he can't KO an MMA fighter with one punch (Buentello doesn't count) and Chuck Liddell has faster hands, he gets around guards better and his takedown defense is better than anyone I have ever seen.

Chuck beats everybody by KO.
 

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Here's why I like Chuck over Andrei: Chuck Liddell can KO anybody!!!

Andrei can land alot of punches, but he can't KO an MMA fighter with one punch (Buentello doesn't count) and Chuck Liddell has faster hands, he gets around guards better and his takedown defense is better than anyone I have ever seen.

Chuck beats everybody by KO.
Do Freeman and Matyushenko count? He dropped both of them with one punch. Also, why doesn't Buentello count? He did in fact lay him out with one punch.
 

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Do Freeman and Matyushenko count? He dropped both of them with one punch. Also, why doesn't Buentello count? He did in fact lay him out with one punch.
Buentello doesn't count because the man had no idea what he was getting into stepping into the octagon with AA, he thought he'd just take him down and dominate and so he made himself look even stupider than he is.

As for Freeman and Matyushenko, he worked them both so hard that they made stupid mistakes. He hit both of them more than once in their fights. He connected a few times on freeman and freeman's guard got sloppy.

As for Matyushenko, I forgot about him. I guess he did KO him with the one hard shot.
 

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Buentello doesn't count because the man had no idea what he was getting into stepping into the octagon with AA, he thought he'd just take him down and dominate and so he made himself look even stupider than he is.

As for Freeman and Matyushenko, he worked them both so hard that they made stupid mistakes. He hit both of them more than once in their fights. He connected a few times on freeman and freeman's guard got sloppy.

As for Matyushenko, I forgot about him. I guess he did KO him with the one hard shot.
I see. You are talking about walking out there and hitting someone only one time in the whole fight and knocking them out. Well with the exception of Randleman I can't think of anyone else that Liddell has hit one time and knocked out either. So really they are about even on that count.
 

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Now that I'm looking at his fight record, you're right. But his wins by KO are a little more impressive.
Chuck Liddell has iced:
Randleman (former heavyweight champ)
Babalu
Tito Ortiz (in 38 seconds)
Vernon White
Randy Couture (twice)
Jeremy Horn (actually by TKO, but it was definitely a KO situation)

Arlovski has KO'd:
Ian Freeman
Matyushenko (which was the first time Mat was ever KO'd)
Cabbage
Justin Eilers
Buentello

Andrei has also been KO'd 3 times (Sylvia @ UFC 59, Rizzo @ UFC 36 and Ricco Rodriguez @ UFC 32) where as Chuck Liddell has been KO'd once (TKO by Couture @ UFC 43).

Also, Chuck is on a hot streak right now, his last 5 fights he won were against Ortiz, White, Couture, Horn and Couture. That's a helluva list, right there.
 
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