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Hermes Franca vs Gleison Tibau UFC 90 fight set

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Brazilian jiu-jitsu stylists Hermes Franca (18-7) and Gleison Tibau (15-6) will likely tangle at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill., on October 25, according to Sherdog.com.

It’s a 155-pound clash that pits two fighters on back-to-back losing skids against one another.

Franca dropped a unanimous decision to Frank Edgar at UFC Fight Night 14: “Silva vs. Irvin” back in July. It was his first fight back after serving a 12-month suspension for steroid use. He is a former number one title contender who reeled of eight straight wins before losing to then UFC Lightweight Champion, Sean Sherk, at UFC 73: “Stacked” in July 2007.

Tibau has a losing record inside the Octagon (2-3), but those three defeats have come against the likes of top fighters such as Nick Diaz, Tyson Griffin and Joe Stevenson. He most recently succumbed to a crushing “Daddy” guillotine choke at UFC 86: “Jackson vs. Griffin” last month.

UFC 90 features several solid match ups, including the 185-pound tilt between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Patrick Cote, as well as the huge welterweight showdown between Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez.

Post #1   8/5/08 11:12:35AM   

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i <3 joe silva. he makes such great matchups.

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Tibau is going to have the big size advantage and prolly striking and wrestling and Franca will have his jits. But i think the younger stronger tibau just beats up the older smaller franca.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Tibau is going to have the big size advantage and prolly striking and wrestling and Franca will have his jits. But i think the younger stronger tibau just beats up the older smaller franca.



agreed.

Post #4   8/5/08 11:22:52AM   

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Tibau R1 KO/TKO. Great matchup though.

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tee-bo was giving joe dad the business till he got subbed and Francas Jits is better im not sure on this one- on the ther hand- Francas Stand up is not as good as Joe dads so it may be a 1- sided fight if teebo can keep it standing....

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Tibau has great BJJ, and better wrestling than Franca, not that it matter much because Franca cant stop a takedown if his life was on the line, So Tibau controls the fight with takedowns and beats Franca standing on between.

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I say Tibau wins this one. The guy is freakishly big for beeing a lightweight and he's going to be able to take Franca (who can't stop any takedowns) to the ground. Franca does have good submissions from the bottom but I see Tibau's strength helping him out of them and winning by ground and pound in the 3rd after Franca gasses.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Tibau is going to have the big size advantage and prolly striking and wrestling and Franca will have his jits. But i think the younger stronger tibau just beats up the older smaller franca.



agreed.

Post #9   8/5/08 2:57:34PM