Ed Ratcliff vs. Marcus Hicks

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JWils
3/18/08 4:37:24PM
Both of these guys are undefeated and have finished every fight they have been in.

I have not seen either of them in action so I was wondering if anyone has any insight for this fight.

Who's going to take this one?
hotrodttt
3/18/08 5:58:29PM
I'd definatly say Ed, Marcus was getting rocked standing with Sergio Gomez who has not nearly the amount of power Ed has. Ed via 2nd Round T(KO)
wolfman
3/18/08 6:49:01PM

Posted by hotrodttt

I'd definatly say Ed, Marcus was getting rocked standing with Sergio Gomez who has not nearly the amount of power Ed has. Ed via 2nd Round T(KO)



Great minds think alike. That's what I have locked in right now. The only thing that worries me is the fact that Marcus is a strong grappler and has pretty good submission skills. If he locks in a tight guillotine, it could be nap time for Ed. Ed is a pretty well rounded fighter and I think that SHOULD not be a factor in this fight as he has good TD defense, however it is a possibility. Ultimately, I believe Ed will keep the majority of this fight standing and pick his shots and eventually wear Marcus down in the 2nd and finish him off with strikes. Watch out for Ed, he is a dynamic striker and has a lot of potential. Also, I've heard rumors that winner of this fight gets a shot at Varner's belt.
Cladrix
3/18/08 8:09:54PM
I got Marcus by UD
wolfman
3/18/08 9:03:06PM

Posted by Cladrix

I got Marcus by UD



Care to elaborate, I am just curious as to why you picked him by UD. Ed fights at a furious pace and I think he will be too much for him. I think if anyone is to win by decision it would be Ed, Marcus's best chance to win this fight is by submission. I'm . I just want to know your reasoning as to why you picked him by UD.
Mayhem13
3/18/08 11:35:17PM
I also have Ed.. I am going with rnd 1 KO..his hands are pretty sharp..

if he just keeps it standing then its only a matter of time I think
hotrodttt
3/19/08 12:21:01AM

Posted by Mayhem13

I also have Ed.. I am going with rnd 1 KO..his hands are pretty sharp..

if he just keeps it standing then its only a matter of time I think



Yeah I've been going back and forth on which Round and I'm still Thinking
fedorwins1
3/19/08 10:41:04AM
Marcus Hicks by guillotine rd 2
JWils
3/20/08 10:42:01AM
I saw a rerun of a Hicks fight on WEC Wreckage last night. His ground game looked pretty solid. After reading everyone's comments about Ratcliff, it seems pretty clear that if the fight stays on the feet Ratcliff takes it and if it goes to the ground, Hicks has the advantage.

Tough fight to pick. I'm going to have to try to look up some more fights of the these guys.
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