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mmageek219
12/2/12 3:16:07PM
so me and my cousin made a bet and its a big 1 im siding with bendo hes going with nate diaz to win whats some of ur guys opinions?
TeamDEY
12/2/12 4:06:06PM
Nate Diaz!!! He is getting better and better each fight. I mean the way he took out Miller... C'MON MAN!!

Can't blame you for picking Bendo though. I would definitely consider Diaz as the underdog.
mmageek219
12/2/12 4:11:15PM
i know man thats y idk if i should take the bet i think its a 50 50
JLS1980
12/2/12 4:20:58PM
I'm also going with Nate Diaz.
Bendo via UD is the most likely case for this fight according to the odds and Bendo is approximately a -150 favorite. And -185 that this fight will go to Decision.
Believe it or not SportsBook opened with Bendo at -340.
Budgellism
12/2/12 4:23:28PM

Posted by JLS1980

I'm also going with Nate Diaz.
Bendo via UD is the most likely case for this fight according to the odds and Bendo is approximately a -150 favorite. And -185 that this fight will go to Decision.
Believe it or not SportsBook opened with Bendo at -340.



Bendo might be the safe bet here but Nate Diaz is hungry and he's coming for that belt
JLS1980
12/2/12 4:28:39PM
I'm with you Budge. I think it's his time and he's looked great since returning to Lightweight.
jae_1833
12/2/12 4:52:52PM
Bendo UD all day....look at the fighter and his camp's history. They don't do too well (except Gil) against dynamic strikers who can wrestle and defend a sub. Watch for this, Nate attempts to walk down and bait Bendo into a slugfest, Bendo uses stick and move tactics with lots of kicks, Bendo clinches or takes Nate down at 3:30-4:00. Round after round after round. Nat may win one round with another one being close, but the decision will not be really that controversial.
sparky
12/2/12 5:18:20PM
I'll be rooting Diaz all the way but my gut is screaming Bendo by UD
Chael_Sonnen
12/2/12 5:37:23PM
209 is gonna make "can I get an amen" tap in da 4th - - - The Voice of Reason
tcunningham
12/2/12 7:08:07PM
bendo by UD.
shaneTpain
12/2/12 7:17:35PM
Bendo will survive an early deep sub attempt to come back & dominate a flustered & tired Diaz. Expect alot of taunting & maybe even a middle finger
mmageek219
12/2/12 8:20:33PM

Posted by shaneTpain

Bendo will survive an early deep sub attempt to come back & dominate a flustered & tired Diaz. Expect alot of taunting & maybe even a middle finger



lmao them diaz brothers crack me up
kingsmasher
12/2/12 8:27:46PM

Posted by shaneTpain

Bendo will survive an early deep sub attempt to come back & dominate a flustered & tired Diaz. Expect alot of taunting & maybe even a middle finger



exactly what i thgouht..but no middle finger on Fox...im sure Dana has already told Diaz he will burn his ass if he does....but never know
JLS1980
12/2/12 8:49:43PM
I doubt Nate is gonna get tired in this fight. That's one thing the Diaz's are known for is their cardio/conditioning.

I think this fight is the HB for a reason. You can make your case for each fighter on how and why they will win.

I'm picking Nate to win but Bendo could very well win a UD. One thing that I'm pretty confident with is if you see a finish, it will be Nate finishing Bendo.
Budgellism
12/2/12 9:18:47PM

Posted by jae_1833

They don't do too well (except Gil) against dynamic strikers who can wrestle and defend a sub.



Tell that to Jim Miller.
JLS1980
12/2/12 9:33:36PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by jae_1833

They don't do too well (except Gil) against dynamic strikers who can wrestle and defend a sub.



Tell that to Jim Miller.



Jim Miller is a good wrestler and never been finished until he fought Nate.
frizzzlecake
12/2/12 11:02:45PM
I like Bendo for these reasons-
Powerful legkicks, he's not afraid at all to throw just brutal leg kicks, and can potentially sweep Diaz and steal rounds, something Cowboy could have but chose not to do.

Chin of steel, He's been rocked I think once in the last four years and that was the showtime kick and recovered very fast.

Good Cage movement doesn't get stuck against the cage, Diaz bullied Jim but won't be able to bully Bendo.

Mind Games won't work on Bendo, he's always been able to set his pace and strike when he wants and won't be sucked into a Brawl.

Finally the Best Bendo will show up December 8th.
jae_1833
12/4/12 1:54:46AM

Posted by JLS1980


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by jae_1833

They don't do too well (except Gil) against dynamic strikers who can wrestle and defend a sub.



Tell that to Jim Miller.



Jim Miller is a good wrestler and never been finished until he fought Nate.



Ok, you all got me with Miller.
However my point is you found one wrestler styled fighter, when I can say that not only Nate, but his whole camp has issues more times than not with bigtime wrestlers. In fact it's Nick's reason for threatening with retirement, he hates getting outgrappled by wrestlers with submission defense.
Now, some examples:
Nate - Guida, Stevenson, Maynard, Dong Hyun Kim, and Rory MacDonald.
Nick - Sherk and Sanchez
Shields - Ellenberger and GSP
Melendez - Thomson and Ishida
State_Champ
12/4/12 1:45:34PM
I'll pick Bendo because he throws decent leg kicks, he is larger, and he has a fast pace.
prozacnation1978
12/4/12 7:07:41PM
I'm sorry love Diaz but
Guida. Joe daddy and Maynard grinded him out as well as Kim

I see bensen doing same for 5 rounds
BuffaloDave
12/4/12 8:25:36PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

I'm sorry love Diaz but
Guida. Joe daddy and Maynard grinded him out as well as Kim

I see bensen doing same for 5 rounds



Diaz is wayyyyyy better now, plus the last Maynard fight, is arguable, as many saw it going to Diaz.
Lay_N_Pray
12/4/12 10:31:54PM
I'm going Diaz here.

Many have correctly pointed out Diaz has struggled against great wrestlers and Henderson certainly fits that bill, but that is the only area I grade Diaz lower than Hendo in.

When it comes to striking, length, submissions, Diaz has the advantage. He can win on his feet, on the ground or on points. I honestly only seeing Henderson being able to win this fight on points.

That is not to say Hendo won't win on points, but when one fighter can win three ways and the other only one, I'll take the more versatile fighter.

Should be a great fight, that stylistically, is somewhat like what we saw with GSP/Condit.
kaopadgai
12/9/12 4:27:25AM
switched my prediction from Diaz to Bendo the morning of the fight.

nate is one of my favorites and he's shown improvement in his last few fights so I wasn't quite sure what to expect from him.

wasn't really expecting Bendo to dominate so thoroughly though...
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