Vera's ‘Apology’ Named Sylvia

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zephead
8/22/07 2:05:29PM
Brandon Vera wants to apologize to his fans, friends, and family, and he says he’ll make it in the Octagon on October 20. That’s when the 29-year-old San Diego native will face former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 77 “Hostile Territory” at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first of six fights Vera has penned with the bursting organization.




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silverbullet
8/22/07 2:14:20PM
Vera would have lost then, and he's going to lose now
Lethal
8/22/07 3:02:45PM
I RARELY am a Tim Sylvia supporter, but I think and hope that Tim rips through Vera.
cmill21
8/22/07 3:06:10PM
^^^ Same.
MrGreeny
8/22/07 3:16:57PM
It will be a interesting match. If Sylvia fights like he fought Cabbage, he has chance but otherwise he will get KTFO....
KissMyBallz
8/22/07 3:22:34PM
I dont think he could beat Vera even if that Tim Sylvia that fought Cabbage showed up.

Vera's kickboxing is off the charts and Vera can take a hit. Even on the ground his BJJ is world class so he can get you there as well. Last I checked Sylvia has next to no skills on the ground.
silverbullet
8/22/07 4:11:39PM

Posted by KissMyBallz

I dont think he could beat Vera even if that Tim Sylvia that fought Cabbage showed up.

Vera's kickboxing is off the charts and Vera can take a hit. Even on the ground his BJJ is world class so he can get you there as well. Last I checked Sylvia has next to no skills on the ground.



Last you checked lol? Sylvia held his own against Monson on the ground, and didn't get submitted or knocked out by Couture after spending the whole fight on his back. Granted that neither Monson nor Couture is a submission specialist, I still believe that Sylvia's ground game is significantly underrated.

Vera's kick-boxing is off what charts? Vera is a wrestler with some decent grappling. Yes, he has good stand-up for a submission guy, but I still want to know which charts you are looking up.
patdaddy
8/22/07 4:12:02PM
Vera is overall and easily the better fighter...
TOMMYAYO05
8/22/07 4:12:30PM
Im pulling for Vera all the way
jomatty
8/22/07 7:27:52PM
monsons submissions are very good imo. guys abcc champ how can you say he is not known for submissions.
zephead
8/22/07 8:01:53PM

Posted by silverbullet


Posted by KissMyBallz

I dont think he could beat Vera even if that Tim Sylvia that fought Cabbage showed up.

Vera's kickboxing is off the charts and Vera can take a hit. Even on the ground his BJJ is world class so he can get you there as well. Last I checked Sylvia has next to no skills on the ground.



Last you checked lol? Sylvia held his own against Monson on the ground, and didn't get submitted or knocked out by Couture after spending the whole fight on his back. Granted that neither Monson nor Couture is a submission specialist, I still believe that Sylvia's ground game is significantly underrated.

Vera's kick-boxing is off what charts? Vera is a wrestler with some decent grappling. Yes, he has good stand-up for a submission guy, but I still want to know which charts you are looking up.




Monson's not a submission specialist??????? 14 of his 23 wins are by submission. He's a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where he trains with American Top Team. He won the Abu Dhabi Submission Grappling World Tournament Heavy Weight Division in 2005 and also won his division in the tournament in 1999, where he got the nickname "Snowman." The Brazilian fighters at the tournament gave him the nickname because he came in as an unknown but beat 4 Brazilians in a row to win the 88-98 kilogram weight class. As he went along in the tournament and continued to beat his opponents, they said he was like a snowball (white, compact, and rolling and getting bigger and stronger as the tournament went on) He is a multiple event winner at NAGA and Grapplers Quest and the Budweiser Invitational.

Vietnamese_Guy
8/22/07 8:59:18PM
timmy, i want to be a fan of his, but he's sooo boring...

Please show me otherwise
silverbullet
8/23/07 7:15:54AM
zephead, thank you for proving my point. There you go, Sylvia's ground game is very underrated
TWITA
8/23/07 1:16:36PM
Vera is too quick. He will be able to outstrike (punches and kicks) Timmy, then take him to the ground and then will choke him out. Round 2 submission. Nighty Night, Tim!
DMcCabe11
8/23/07 2:54:51PM
Tim SYlvia by Mualing have you ever seen braveheart how Mel Gibson fights after they kill his wife or how he fights in the Patriot after they kill his son well tht is the same way tim will fight ince randy killed (took) his belt
Rush
8/23/07 3:09:06PM
I look forward to this fight because I've always felt that Vera is a tad overrated and now I finally get to see him tested.
postman
8/24/07 1:53:54AM
I don't know if he could but Vera may want to think about life at 185 cause lhw and hw are too stacked for him to ever reach the top. Then agian Anderson would pound on him too. Maybe 170?
PaleHorse
8/26/07 2:13:49PM
I have a hard time seeing Vera beat Sylvia, Vera may have Jiu Jitsu skills but he is a striker and Sylvia has never been knocked out. It should be an awesome fight either way but that is just my personal opinion.
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