Originally Posted by Masscore
Much like Barboza with Varner I expect the hype of E. Silva to end tonight with Fitch. Fitch takes him down and grinds him out before finishing via RNC late in the 2nd.
However I'm cautious about the nearly yearlong layoff after the knee injury with regards to Fitch's style and efficiency to secure takedowns. I also think Fitch COULD possibly get into trouble in transition, as Silva will look to scramble alot and has solid handspeed.
IMO, this is a frying pan/fire situation for Silva and while it could be perceived as a "fuck you" to Fitch by putting him with a very exciting and much hyped juggernaut who is going to headhunt, I think Fitch is too good at what he does and too damn cagey to get suckered into anything close to what Silva will need to win this.