Posted by Adrenaline
Posted by Chael_Sonnen
Rashad, Chael & Maia are going to absolutely dominate.
I hope your right Uncle Chael, I can't help but think that the UFC is giving Bisping another low-risk matchup in Maia but I hope Demian proves me wrong with that sick ground game (that he doesn't use anymore).
So far I'm thinking:
Rashad outclasses Davis
Sonnen out grapples Munoz
Not sure on Maia/Bisping but I'm all for Bisping getting wrolled up into something that resembles a pretzel.
I think I agree on the first two. I would also add that Chael's striking while not as powerful is more technical. Munoz throwing power shots will make it slightly easier for Chael to get a takedown.
As for Maia-Bisping, I think Maia takes it. His striking is much improved so he shouldn't get easily outpointed standing. Miller was able to get Bisping down and I think Maia has better takedowns than Mayhem, especially from the clinch. Maia has also gotten physically stronger. Oh, and Maia is a top 10 MW (or at least top 15) making this a considerable jump up in competition for Bisping who is used to fighting guys around 20 or below. The only other time I can remember him facing a guy rated this high he lost in spectacular fashion. Alright, enough dogging on Bisping and his level of competition. I'm glad he's finally facing one of the upper-eschelon guys. And while I like Maia in this fight, I do think Bisping can win it if he is able to keep it on the feet and dictate the pace and is the one initiating the exchanges.