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Hughes vs. Serra at UFC80 (who will win)

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Serra by gogoplata

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Post #16   7/8/07 1:54:08AM   

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I think Matt Hughes will own Serra with takedowns and brutal ground and pound, heck, I wouldn't be suprised if Hughes submits him with a arm bar or rear neck choke.

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Hughes, no problem.

Post #18   7/8/07 3:09:38PM   

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i see Hughes taking this by GnP

Post #19   7/8/07 3:10:13PM   

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hughes is so strong and so fit. matt serra would last 1 round in guard of hughes, until the 2nd where he gets thrown on his head. matt hughes is gonna win his belt back soon believe it.

Post #20   7/8/07 8:00:39PM   

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I honestly dont see any way of Serra winning the battle of Matts here. Hughes is just so ridiculously strong its scary. His stand up is still pretty good and i think he's gonna take him down and pound out a decision. Serra may have a little advantage on the ground but as we saw in the Sherk v Franca fight when the other guy is so much stronger then you he can control much of the fight.

Post #21   7/8/07 8:13:01PM   

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There would be nothing better than Serra retaining his title but I can't really see him beating Hughes.
Everyone says Serra has great BJJ but so does Royce and BJ right?
I think the Hughes/Serra fight could be somewhat a mirror of Sherk/Franca I think Hughes will win by Decision. Serra doesn't get stopped easily and I think his ground game is good enough to avoid a terrible amount of damage.
If Serra does end up losing to Matt Hughes I hope he decides to move down to 155 and compete there. I believe Matt Serra to be a contender in the LW division and there are some good match ups for him there as opposed to the beyond stacked WW division.

Post #22   7/8/07 11:10:56PM   

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matt hughes will win by UD keeping serra on the ground

Post #23   7/8/07 11:34:35PM   

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Hughes by LNP. Just like he pulled on Lytle. I hope they stand so Serra can knock him out and the camera cuts to GSP laughing in the audience

Post #24   7/10/07 12:01:03AM   

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I don't know if I would pick Serra, but I definitely wouldn't count him out of this fight. You have to watch every fight Serra was in in the UFC to trully get an idea of the fighter he is. Everyone looks at the 6-4 record and is unimpressed with Matt. Well if you watch the fights, and look at who he lossed to you might get another opion. He lost an incredibly close match to BJ. Was over powered, but not finished in his first fight at 170lbs to Karro. Those are two top 5 fighters at 170lbs in the world who not only couldn't finish Matt, but narrowly defeated him. Then there is the Din Thomas loss. Din is a very good fighter, and words can't even explain the out come of that fight. Matt won in the ring, but then lost in the locker room. Huh???? Again a very close fight.

My point is Matt has always competed at the top of the food chain in MMA and grappling. No one has made him look foolish, and only one man has stopped him. Now after a long lay off before and after the TUF show, he has a much improved stand up game. Matt may win, but he will know he was in war.

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Hughes is going to win Serra got lucky vs gsp.Kos would handle him easy!

Post #26   7/10/07 3:24:17AM   

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ORLY kbogarto? Who would guess that??? Anyway I see first round being very slow, hughes controlling him on the ground, not making much progress but the ref won't stand them up because its matt hughes, and you can't stand him up because hes better in that position, and more well liked anyway. Second round will be similar, but with some bigger shots landed from hughs while in Serras half gaurd. At the very end of round 2 Serra will stand up and attempt to take Hughes down. His shot will be stuff and hughes will attempt a gullotine, but quickly have to switch to a kimura when serras head pops out. Round 3 will be more gnp from Hughes, but the fight will be stopped 30 seconds early due to a small cut above Serras eye.

Post #27   7/10/07 10:21:34AM   

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i think hughes will overpower serra and take him down with a big slam and g n p him for a 1st or 2nd rd win

although i'd love to see serra knock hughes out

Post #28   7/10/07 10:57:53AM   

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Serra will be trying to knock hughes out and hughes will be trying to take him down I wont be suprised if serra stuffs the take down gets in full mount and pounds him out , BUT I can also see hughes taking him down finding somewhere in position and feeding strikes to serra's face.

It's gonna be a real good fight. I can't wait to see it.

Post #29   7/10/07 12:50:31PM   
 
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