This isn't too surprising. I think Henderson needs to make it a quick fight or Machida is going to pick him apart until Hendo gases, to which Machida will probably get him down and submit him. Really, Machida should look to make Dan use a lot of energy in the first round.
I don't think that Machida has an easy victory as some people are stating. Machida has to work a lot harder to win this fight than Henderson does.
Originally Posted by CtGreat
Machida imo has the best striking in the LHW devision behind Jones; certainly better than Hendo and i see him absolutey picking him apart. That being said, I hope Im wrong, because I want to see Jones dismantle Hendo in a title fight.
Machida's striking is better than Jones. From a technical stand point, many fighters in the LHW division have better striking than Jones. However, Jones has incredible reach that makes up for what he lacks thus turning the tide in his favor on the feet.
Liken Jones to Tim Sylvia, except for the fact that Jones is a much better and much more well rounded fighter than Sylvia ever was. What I mean is that Timmy was never a good striker, but his size did his dirty work. Much like Semmy Schilt. Jones is a good striker all the same.
Anderson Silva, in comparison, has really good striking and also really good reach.