Anderson by KO
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Anderson " The Spider" Silva
Anderson by KO
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Shogun has great standup, but this is anderson were talking about... He wouldnt be able to clown him, but as skilled and talented as shogun is, anderson is better in both. His hands are also superior.
Anderson wouldnt drop his hands down like he did against forrest or okami, and he couldnt get away with what he did to maia on shogun. but he comes out and gives his best and leaves no openings its going to be hard for shogun to get this one.
does anyone think that if Shogun was at 185 that he would be as dominant as Anderson? does anyone think that shogun and anderson will eventually fight?
Dan "The G.O.A.T." Henderson
Member of the Demian Maia fan club
Anderson VS Shogun 2012 Dana make it happen
Anderson is so dominant because he is so damn fast, accurate, and elusive. Shogun has (imo) always had way too sloppy punching. Even versus forrest, his punches seemed too wild. Anderson would pick his ass appart; Shogun is too slow and plodding, Silva would Matrix his attacks like Franklin & Forrest, his legkics wouldn't be very useful either i dont think. It would certainly be a fun fight though.
Anderson knows who he can and cant clown. You would never see him drop his hands against guys like vitor, rampage, shogun, machida, hendo, etc. Okami and Forrest cannot compare to those guys... as they would get KTFO themselves by them.
Look at how technical he was in the first Machida fight. I think he would utilize alot of kicks and fight really patiently and go for the takedowns/gnp versus Anderson. He would keep trading hands to a minimum. Look at all of Anderson's fights, he barely trades hands with anyone ever unless he is countering. A shogun in great shape can beat anderson imo.
Even if Silva would win, no way in hell he would drop his hands or matrix Shogun. Please don't compare Shogun's stand up to people who have no power at all in their hands or kicks, and who aren't as un-predictable or as versatile.
As good of a striker as machida is, anderson is better. Id put machida at 3rd, shogun at 2nd, and anderson at 1st for the best strikers in the UFC. Anderson is not easy to kick, we dont even see too many fighters try that on him now, but watch some of his earlier fights. Shogun having good takedowns? not sure about that, he has a very bad takedown % and not the best TDD himself. Still he does have vicious gnp when it does go there though.
I said that Anderson wins for sure, but standup wise this would be the toughest fight 205down.
Even if Shogun's takedown % is not that great, sometimes he is relentless with his attempts and when he gets on top he has a very good ground game and ground and pound. Do you have a statistic on his takedown %? Anderson defended the td easily against Okami but Okami looked horrible and didn't set it up at all. He never even tried to go for a single or a trip from what I remember, just stayed clinched with Anderson.
Last edited by dbader08; 09-06-2011 at 03:51 AM.
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