Originally Posted by optimusjoel
You really think he would allow Evans to try and get strikes off on him while he's chilling against the cage? Plus that gameplan only works for fighters who come out over anxious like his last 3 opponents. It would look upsurd if he just backs up against the cage from the center of the octagon without Rashad coming at him lol. I think we will see the more traditional Silva gameplan of waiting to counterstrike.
In his past 3 fights, Silva has hung out by the fence and picked his opponents appart with strikes as they try to get near him. Since wrestlers have the most success taking down silva in the middle of the octagon, silva will more than likely utilize the same gameplan. Silva will wait to counter strike with his back near the cage, that way he can avoid being taken down by a blast double, and he can walk walk if he gets taken down.
This is my prediction anyways.
Jones Era >> Machida Era
Favorite fighters: Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, BJ Penn, Melvin Gulliard, Jose Aldo, Dominic Cruz