Originally Posted by claycollett3
we may not see much striking on the feet... (though I want to)
Originally Posted by CtGreat
I feel like Vitor is going to try to just take Silva to the mat like chael did. I really believe that he will only use his striking to set up takedowns.
I dunno man, I just don't think Vitor would have a clear advantage over Silva on the ground. Sure, Silva didn't do a very good job of working back to his feet against Chael at all, but Chael is a dominant powerful wrestler, whereas Vitor isn't it. I can't see Vitor being able to hold Silva down anywhere near as well as Chael, or even trying to. Vitor's hand speed and accuracy is as close to Silva's as you'll find at 185, and there is a real chance of him catching Silva in the stand-up.
Originally Posted by The Return Of......
i got silva in this fight.
belfort has some good hands, no questioning that. and if he tags anderson it will be interesting. but belfort hasnt fought a striker like anderson lately (if ever). plus, we have all seen vitor time and time again not live up to the hype. its been awhile since his last fight against ace.........
i just see anderson countering, getting in close and kneeing his way to a victory.
I agree man, I think Vitor has some great hands, but I see Anderson's dynamic muay-thai skills really being an advantage in this fight, so he can stay unpredictable and pick Belfort apart.
Originally Posted by macewen
Im still taking anderson...Probably via brutal ko.
I'm with you on at one man, at least that's what I'd like to see(although I am a big Vitor fan too, so i wouldn't be that upset if it went the other way!)
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