Maia takes this. I would go apeshit if he got an arm bar on fitch and finished it.
I believe a massive intangible which may very well decide the fight, will be Maia's conditioning.
He was never known to have a tremendous gas tank by any stretch, even at MW and with the weightcut, against a cardiocrusher in Fitch, I think will be a deciding factor and the greatest test for Maia at WW. We haven't really seen him pushed past the first round at WW against Stungun or Story and Fitch is the epitome of a "grinder".
This is one of those 51/49 matches for me, but I'll lean everso slightly towards the guy who can maintain top control with great cardio and submission defense in Fitch, despite personally pulling for my BJJ guy in Maia.
Fitch takes this. Fitch will drain Maia's lifeforce worse than Weidman.
I like Maia, I like Fitch, but I think Fitch takes this.
I actually can't remember the last time Maia subbed anyone off of his back, which is where I think he will spend most of this bout (when Fitch isn't out striking him.)
I will never count Fitch out of a fight, unless hes fighting a guy named GSP. Ill be rooting for Maia, but got a feeling Fitch takes this UD.
Maia throws Sonnen and lands on top in a mouted Triangle posistion, then rolls over giving Sonnen top control and locks it up at the same time. Sonnen taps with Maias balls on his chin. It was such an awsome transistion thats the only reason I rememeber it, thing of beauty.
If I had to think of a fight where Maia might have been on his back I would guess the Jason Mcdonald fight, If I can remember correctly that was a ground war up untill Maia got the RnC.
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I will take Fitch in this one. If he can take the fight to Maia as he did Silva then I say even gets close to a finish. I might be reaching, but I say it.
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