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Who and why will win ??

Im picking machida by tko, the reason is because he's fought loads in the last two years, tito has had a long break since his fight with evans. Tito has looked his worst in his last few fights narrowly beating guys like forest and evans. He tko'd an old man in shamrock, but other than that, i dont see that he has anything to be of a threat to an up and coming star like machida.
Machida, ever improving and just taken out a very tough fighter in sokodu, i see his style very unique and hard to train for, i cant see even the powerful wrestlers being able to control machida or school him on the canvas. The ghost that machida appears to be will rein over ortiz, then maybe a title shot will soon be in the picture for machida.

Any thoughts ???

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Post #1   3/13/08 2:30:28PM   

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I got Machida winning this too. But I think it will be another decision (UD). I would love to see a TKO and Lyoto is totally capable.

Post #2   3/13/08 2:34:00PM   

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Agree, Machida by UD, i think Tito will be able to last, as Machida really hasn't shown that KO power... I think Machida deserves a Title shot, next... unless Jardine beats Wandy, then i think Jardine and then Machida, let Chuck play 3rd or 4th banana... hes had his time, no reason to fast track him to a title shot after evans (if he wins... which i think he will)

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I go with Tito !!

Tito by UD or rd 1 TKO if some good elbows are landing !!

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I have to go with Machida as well via third round stoppage or a very lopsided decision. Don't get it twisted though, Forrest and Evans would lose in similar fashion to Machida, too.

Post #5   3/13/08 3:18:17PM   

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Im actually picking tito to win for once hah, I think he's going to just destroy machida and leave the UFC on a good note to build up his rep. and UFC wish they would have kept him.

Tito! then goes to eliteXC to rematch Frank Shamrock

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Im actually picking tito to win for once hah, I think he's going to just destroy machida and leave the UFC on a good note to build up his rep. and UFC wish they would have kept him.

Tito! then goes to eliteXC to rematch Frank Shamrock



good call, after machida fight i see him facing shamrock in the long awaited rematch. But i think he will leave the ufc with a loss. Then again, if he was to beat machida, i would bet on dana white re-negotiating with ortiz to stay.

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I'm betting on Machida, but I think that no matter if Tito wins or loses, he goes crazy in his post-fight interview and bad mouths Dana and the UFC hardcore

Post #8   3/13/08 4:19:58PM   

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Machida rocks Tito every round with counters and Tito is able to take Machida down every round.

Tito's takedowns come late and he isn't able to do much. He just barely grinds out the first two rounds.

Machida gets tired the 3ed round and Tito takes him down and ineffectively tees off to win the 3ed decisively.

UD to Tito in a controversial decision.

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i see tito heading to exelite, strikeforce, he will fight shamrock then maybe fight kimbo slice, it will be sad to see him go, but i see him losing his last ufc match to machida, if dana ever does leave or gets fired from the ufc i do see a return in the future to the ufc

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Machida.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

i see tito heading to exelite, strikeforce, he will fight shamrock then maybe fight kimbo slice, it will be sad to see him go, but i see him losing his last ufc match to machida, if dana ever does leave or gets fired from the ufc i do see a return in the future to the ufc


I can't see Tito ever coming back if he leaves. His days are numbered as a top professional fighter. I imagine he will fight Shamrock and Kimbo and be done with it all here in a year or two.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Im actually picking tito to win for once hah, I think he's going to just destroy machida and leave the UFC on a good note to build up his rep. and UFC wish they would have kept him.

Tito! then goes to eliteXC to rematch Frank Shamrock



You must be insane! Tito hasn't showed he was intrested in fighting for a long while. He's more intrested in being a reality TV star. Machida should and will destroy Tito. But then again he could suprise me and actually show he still wants to be a fighter. Either way I don't see him winning though.

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Machida, his footwork is leaps and bounds better than tito, and machida's stance makes it very hard to get a double leg takedown.

Plus you can count on the fact that tito is going to gas in the third round. Always does, Always will.

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For me its less of a question of who will win but how many elbows to the forehead Machida can take before the ref says its over....

Im picking Tito by TKO but it will probably end up being a UD.

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