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Frank Trigg’s Fight Breakdown: Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson

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Who cares what Frank Trigg has too say right? Well if you do care, he is a MMAJunkie.com Writer now, and here is his most recent, his breakdown of Silva vs Hendo.

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Post #1   2/25/08 12:06:24AM   

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man this is just a bad fight for hendo, if he takes it to the ground silva will probably just submit him and the standing game is probably no good either unless he catches anderson or something, both have never been knocked out but i cant see this going to a decision someones getting KO'd and i think anderson is gonna walk away with the belt and the 4th title defense including lutter (i dont care if lutter didnt make weight nobody would give silva credit anymore if he lost that fight) this is really a shame because i wanted hendo to be champ at 205 and this fight is much more of a threat to his well being as rampage was almost the first guy to KO hendo, as much as i like hendo the only way i see him winning is some flash sub or tko, no way he lays on anderson for 5 rounds and or outstrikes him for 5 rounds, if it goes to a decision which it wont it will be in andersons favor because hendo is such a bad mofo and wont be KO'd or Sub'd, i have the spread at 80/20 in favor of anderson, even tho this is his biggest test at middleweight and i see a rematch sometime in the future this is just a different kind of fighter, freakish striking and submission and ground game, he has the style to dominate rampage if he bulked up at 205, similar to wandy's and shogun's striking and he would be stronger at 205 so i dont see why people think rampage would be so much stronger there pretty much the same height and anderson would be about the same size as rampage at 205, regardless of fantasy matches this is a uphill battle for hendo, and regardless of the playground odds he is the underdog in this fight.

anderson makes history and becomes the first man to KO hendo in the 2nd-4th round, or he catches a sub early on in the fight 1st-3rd round, that being said hendo could KO anderson, nobody is invincibile, hendo or anderson

Post #2   2/25/08 12:25:55AM   

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Posted by BlazinSaddle

man this is just a bad fight for hendo, if he takes it to the ground silva will probably just submit him and the standing game is probably no good either unless he catches anderson or something, both have never been knocked out but i cant see this going to a decision someones getting KO'd and i think anderson is gonna walk away with the belt and the 4th title defense including lutter (i dont care if lutter didnt make weight nobody would give silva credit anymore if he lost that fight) this is really a shame because i wanted hendo to be champ at 205 and this fight is much more of a threat to his well being as rampage was almost the first guy to KO hendo, as much as i like hendo the only way i see him winning is some flash sub or tko, no way he lays on anderson for 5 rounds and or outstrikes him for 5 rounds, if it goes to a decision which it wont it will be in andersons favor because hendo is such a bad mofo and wont be KO'd or Sub'd, i have the spread at 80/20 in favor of anderson, even tho this is his biggest test at middleweight and i see a rematch sometime in the future this is just a different kind of fighter, freakish striking and submission and ground game, he has the style to dominate rampage if he bulked up at 205, similar to wandy's and shogun's striking and he would be stronger at 205 so i dont see why people think rampage would be so much stronger there pretty much the same height and anderson would be about the same size as rampage at 205, regardless of fantasy matches this is a uphill battle for hendo, and regardless of the playground odds he is the underdog in this fight.

anderson makes history and becomes the first man to KO hendo in the 2nd-4th round, or he catches a sub early on in the fight 1st-3rd round, that being said hendo could KO anderson, nobody is invincibile, hendo or anderson



Agree with u, i'd prop u, but i already propped u recently, and in wont let me. but when the opportunity comes, u will be propped.

Post #3   2/25/08 12:39:27AM   

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pretty good read from the Trig man

Post #4   2/25/08 12:41:10AM   

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I still don't see how any of you give the advantage to Silva on the ground. Sure he "submitted" Lutter, but it was with strikes not an actuall BJJ submission. In fact, he's never actually used any type of lock or choke to win a match. Also, Henderson has never been submitted with a lock or choke. His only submission loss was to a knee strike. So unless something really weird happens out there neither is going to win by a BJJ submission. It's not in their styles. Heno will pound on the ground Silva will flurry standing up.

The worst part for Silva is, he's going up against probably PFP one of the top 5 strongest people in MMA. Hendo is like "The Terminator" all he knows how to do is outpower people. The closest that Silva has come to experiancing someone that powerfull is Yushin. We all saw how that ended up too. Yushin on top in Silva's loose guard pounding away till Silva hit him with that illegal kick. Theres no question that Silva's gotten better but I don't see it.

The only person Hendo ever lost to on the ground was Rogerio (a sub specialist). Theres no way you're telling me with a straight face that Silva is anywhere near as good as Rogerio on the ground.


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Posted by The_hungry_lumberjack

I still don't see how any of you give the advantage to Silva on the ground. Sure he "submitted" Lutter, but it was with strikes not an actuall BJJ submission. In fact, he's never actually used any type of lock or choke to win a match. Also, Henderson has never been submitted with a lock or choke. His only submission loss was to a knee strike. So unless something really weird happens out there neither is going to win by a BJJ submission. It's not in their styles. Heno will pound on the ground Silva will flurry standing up.

The worst part for Silva is, he's going up against probably PFP one of the top 5 strongest people in MMA. Hendo is like "The Terminator" all he knows how to do is outpower people. The closest that Silva has come to experiancing someone that powerfull is Yushin. We all saw how that ended up too. Yushin on top in Silva's loose guard pounding away till Silva hit him with that illegal kick. Theres no question that Silva's gotten better but I don't see it.

The only person Hendo ever lost to on the ground was Rogerio (a sub specialist). Theres no way you're telling me with a straight face that Silva is anywhere near as good as Rogerio on the ground.





No he is not. However he is good at avoiding punishment whilst on his back. If Hendo can't hurt Silva when he has him on the ground and he definately get owned standing up. How is Hendo supposed to win?

Unless Hendo gets in one of his powerful overhand rights and KO's Silva then I see it being another dominant performance by Silva.

Post #6   2/25/08 8:24:01AM   

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I agree with most of what "Twinkles Toes" said.
Henderson does have to take the fight to Silva.
Silva doesn't like it.
Pressure, pressure and pressure.
No matter if its in the clinch or on the ground...Hendo needs to tie him up and rough him up. He needs to keep Silva constantly defending. If he can keep the pressure on, keep Silva on the defense and keep working....Hendo could win.
I still think Silva is going to come out on top though, weather its by a submission, KO or decision.
Silva's game is currently a step above the rest.
Timing, speed, accuracy and power...he picks the perfect time to quickly and accurately devastate his foes with bone crushing strikes.
Hendo needs to do what Travis Lutter did and take it one step further and prolong it. If he can avoid the "Spider's" submissions on the ground and keep constant pressure....who knows? It's going to be exciting for sure.

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i think anderson has slight advantages but if any one has a good chance its hendo he can k/o and submit oi dont see either one k/o or submittign look for split desicion like hte hendo vs rampage

Post #8   2/25/08 3:32:57PM   

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i just want to clear up some facts that have been tossed around that should be corrected. nothing major, i just don't want wrong information to spread around. Henderson has been defeated twice on the ground, that is to say he was submitted twice, once by each nog brother. he lost to both Rodrigo and Rogerio by way of armbar. the posters original message is still there, but i just wanted to clear that up. secondly, Silva had Lutter in a triangle when he made him tap. it was just that he was simultaneously elbowing him in the head while he had the lock on. so it is really a matter of perspective what made him tap, the elbows or the lock, but consensus says it is the elbows however just realize that he was in a triangle at the time.

now for the fight, i have to go with Anderson. this is the hardest fight i ever had to pick, but i just feel that Anderson will be the first person to KO Henderson. i just think that Anderson is so dedicated in training that he will be prepared for Henderson's style. i think that his style of Muay Thai is something Henderson hasn't faced. i believe that after maybe a few rounds of Silva picking Henderson apart that Henderson will take him down and control him for a while like he has done in the past. then, after things seem about even on the score cards although Henderson has taken more damage, that Anderson will land a crisp, precise punch that will follow with two more accurate punches, come up with a knee or two and end with Henderson being KOed in the 4th round. it is just how i see it. however, anything can happen in this fight so i am prepared to see anything.

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that wasnt a break down, it was him bashing hendo lol

Post #10   2/29/08 12:49:54PM   

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I guess there is a first for everything..hendo can and was choked out, but i do agree as it was a very hard pick...I think Siva is higher up on the PfP list than Henderson.

Post #11   3/2/08 5:41:20PM