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He's one of those guys like Matt Hughes who always seems to find a way to win. At least that's the TYPE impression I get based on his early career in MMA thus far. Some like that even in K-1 for him before too.
you cant look much into those early fights because hunt had little to no mma training but i agree on paper barnett should be the favorite in this fight and has overall a better game right now then hunt. im a hunt fan and always have been, so call me the driver of the bandwagon but i think hunt can pull it out.
I'm also most looking forward to Hunt-Barnett. I guess Hunt has a bandwagon now, because I've only seen two people pick Barnett over him in this thread. On paper Barnett should be the favorite, as Hunt is really only going to win by KO unless Barnett can't take him down. Then maybe a decision for Hunt. Barnett won't KO Hunt, but should be able to either GnP a TKO on the floor, submit him (which is what I expect) or do enough to win a decision - another strong possibility. Either way, you would assume more people would be picking against Hunt here, so I guess he's got himself a little bandwagon going. CroCop, TK, and Nishijima stood with him, Yoshida didn't and beat him, Bobish didn't and was on his way to victory before giving up and gassing. Barnett usually doesn't gas in fights, none that I've seen (despite his physique) and is smart enough I would think not to try and stand with him.
for me the hunt barnett fight is the one im looking forward to but in reality all of them have qualities that make them intreaging and have the possibility of either guy winning.
The Fujita Vs Silva fight is the one that intrigues me the most. I think most people will agree that Silva won't KO him, but I also think that his ego will want him to try which will lead to fatigue & the end of Silva in the OWGP.
i stated in the other thread but again
Then it will probably Hunt vs Fujita because thats a war and Nog vs CroCop
Hunt vs Nog and then im picking Hunt because i like him but i really cant predict that far out.
but NSB watch some of werdums fights before you say hes not an mma grappler. hes the future Nog its just hes not as complete a fighter as nog yet. i see the fight going just like ninjashogun already stated. there both great on the ground but nog has a better chin and the superior standup right now.
-silva by repeated stomps.
-cro cop my LHK
-i like hunt, but barnet will sub hunt
-werdum is a good grappler, but not a good mma grappler. Big NOG is the greatest mma grappler of all time. NOG will TKO or KO werdum. but would love to see an anaconda or triangle choke applied on werdum. how awesome would that be.
that leaves, silva, cro cop, barnett, and big nog.
i wanna see big nog vs. barnett and silva vs. cro cop II/ this is another threat after critical countdown.
Crocop...I'm hoping will take this tourney
My predictions are the exact same as Boone's. I suck at predictions so you are screwed Boone. lol
I pick Wand because I think he will land more efficient strikes and will be much quicker than most guys Fujita is used to fighting. I don't think Wanderlei will knock Fujita out, but I think he will do enough damage to win. I want Fujita to win, but it will take some good take downs and ground and pound to pull it out. His take downs didn't look so good in the Thompson fight.
I got Cro Cop over Yoshida because of his superior stand up and his sprawl that continues to improve. Yoshida has a submissions chance, but I don't see him keeping Cro Cop on the ground long enough to pull one off.
Hunter vs Barnett sucks for me because I am a fan of both fighters and they are probably my 2 favorite HW in Pride. I think this fight will be similar to Barnett's fight with Aleks. I see Barnett taking some shots in the stand up and eventually getting a take down and submitting Hunt. Hunt could definitely win with his superior striking, but Barnett can also take a shot. I don't really see him trying to go toe to toe with Hunt like TK did.
The Werdum/Nog match will be interesting. 2 BJJ experts going at it. I'm going with Nog because of his experience and his striking advantage. Werdum has looked much better in the striking area lately, but he can't match Nog in that area. It will be tough for either of these guys to pull of a submission on eachother, probably be a stalemate on the ground.
Originally Posted by Alvin
That is different Yoshida is fighting Cro-cop in the quarter-finals!
crap and I was thinkin about that the whole time lol and still messed it up.
there changed it, my bad.