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This was my second time watching him fight and the dude impressed the hell out of me. I knew he had an active guard but he just went for submission after submission, after submission. Chase just couldn't escape all of them. That was an awesome fight.

Post #1   2/14/08 10:27:21AM   

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I agree. It's always great to see jiu-jitsu used to attack, instead of just waiting for an opening and capitalizing on an opponent's mistake, which is how most guys play it.

Post #2   2/14/08 10:47:32AM   

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I agree with you guys. Torres was very, very impressive. It will be tough to take the belt from him. Lanky frame, solid stand up skills, & great BJJ is a great combo to have, IMO.

I wish I would have seen him fight before. I would have picked that fight differently.

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Posted by AchillesHeel

I agree. It's always great to see jiu-jitsu used to attack, instead of just waiting for an opening and capitalizing on an opponent's mistake, which is how most guys play it.




Agree with that. It was very Shinya-like. Torres is well versed in BJJ. Seems like others that know "some" BJJ for defensive purposes just use it as defense only... Glad to see some offensive BJJ.

Sidenote: Still heard plenty of booing which pissed me off but thats the norm.

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It would have been interesting to see how that fight would have been scored if there were three rounds like that. Judges almost always reward the guy on top, but in that fight (and the Condit fight as well) you could argue that the guy on the bottom was both in control and applying the most offense.

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yeah he definately looked impressive, looking forward to seeing more of him

Post #6   2/14/08 11:55:11AM   

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Torres sure showed me he could fight. I picked Beebe to win because I had never seen Torres fight, but I was impressed and happy with the result. Torres exposed Beebe and completely dominated. Pretty sweet fight

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Posted by StevenSeagal


Posted by AchillesHeel

I agree. It's always great to see jiu-jitsu used to attack, instead of just waiting for an opening and capitalizing on an opponent's mistake, which is how most guys play it.




Agree with that. It was very Shinya-like. Torres is well versed in BJJ. Seems like others that know "some" BJJ for defensive purposes just use it as defense only... Glad to see some offensive BJJ.

Sidenote: Still heard plenty of booing which pissed me off but thats the norm.



they didnt give torres much respect until he beat beebe which was cool cus even tho i had a tough time picking this fight i was very happy to see torres win in such dominate fashion.

about the crowd, yeah im getting really sick of people booing people that "arnt from here" its basically nationalism which ultimatly eqauls racism, its like sayin oh i dont want that guy to win if hes from another country or skin color, its just sickening in this day and age that we have this crap still going on, i was especially sickened by the way they treated carlo prater, sweet wow condit is the home town boy show some respect you drunken rednecks, i thought prater had him and wanted the crowd to eat there boos, but karma isnt real

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i agree too, the guy has sick jiu jitsu and his stand up is pretty solid. i don't think anybody in the wec bantamweight divison will be able to take him down for a while.

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Man after watching that fight it looks like Miguel Torres might be the Anderson Silva of the BW division! Seriously great striking and a very active guard, I honestly thought Beebe was gonna run right through him, but wow was I wrong.

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I see torress beating tapia and bowles too

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Posted by snakeman88

I see torress beating tapia and bowles too



I agree, Tapia's striking isn't very crisp and his ground game isn't on the same level of Torres' either. I think Bowles get too much credit too. He beat two unranked fighters, not sure how that makes him top ten.

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one of the best bjj displays in a long time, brian bowles vs. miguel torres will be one hell of a fight when it goes down.

Post #13   2/16/08 4:48:26PM   

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Torres looked so impressive to me. The guy tore apart Beebee fast. It was submission attempt after submission attempt! He kind of reminded me of Nate Diaz. It was weird.

Post #14   2/16/08 7:46:12PM