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Cane/Sokoudjou

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Cane or Sokoudjou?
Cane - TKO/KO 21 43%
Cane - Submission 2 4%
Cane - UD 3 6%
Sokoudjou - TKO/KO 19 39%
Sokoudjou - Submission 2 4%
Sokoudjou - UD 2 4%
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I don't think this has been discussed yet (I did a quick search and didn't see anything, but if there is something, please delete). Thanks.

In my opinion, this is the most intriguing fight on this card (full of difficult picks). Sokoudjou obviously surprised a lot of people with his first two Pride fights and looked pretty good in his last fight in the UFC. But I can't help but think of that Machida fight. Yeah, I know, Machida would make a lot of guys look like that. But is Sokoudjou really a top 10 like a lot of people have him?!? IMO, it is still too early to tell and I haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet!

Cane has REALLY impressed me on the other hand. He was clearly dominating Irvin until the DQ and just crushed Jason Lambert (which hasn't been too hard as of late). I believe this is only the beginning for him.

This is for sure a difficult decision, but as of now, I'm leaning toward Cane for the "upset." I believe he can keep his distant and/or equalize the striking and if it goes to the ground, Cane could possibly get the submission (remembering the total domination by Machida on the ground).

Any thoughts on this fight?

Post #1   10/12/08 12:21:08PM   

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Cane doesn't get near the respect he should. I think he could be a top 10 easily.

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Post #2   10/12/08 12:28:11PM   

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It's hard to say that Cane winning is an upset. A lot of people I've seen talk about this fight on here believe that Cane will expose Sokoudjou. I tend to disagree. Both have dynamite in their hands, but I think Sokoudjou's kicks are going to be where the fight is decided, like with the Naka fight. Cane looked very good in the Jason Lambert fight, but as you said, Jason Lambert seems to be a shell of his former self.
It'll be a fun fight to watch, but I still think that Soko will end up with a knockout probably in the second round.

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Posted by gartface

It's hard to say that Cane winning is an upset.



You're exactly right... and that's why I put "upset" in quotations.

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Posted by npayant


Posted by gartface

It's hard to say that Cane winning is an upset.



You're exactly right... and that's why I put "upset" in quotations.


Didn't catch that, heh.

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Post #5   10/12/08 12:38:16PM   

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this is going to be a war and both guys will stand and trade. soko is more explosive and i think he catches him in the first, but the later the fight goes the more i like cane's chances.

Post #6   10/12/08 12:45:09PM   

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I think Cane will destroy Soko and it will not take more than 1 rd.

Cane is a beast, yes Soko was impressive before his arrival in the UFC but we clearly saw that he is not that good .

Cane rd 1 TKO or even Murder !!





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Posted by nickcuc547

this is going to be a war and both guys will stand and trade. soko is more explosive and i think he catches him in the first, but the later the fight goes the more i like cane's chances.


I'm interested to see if either man has a gas tank. I would think that Sokoudjou would have a good tank, figuring he trains with Team Quest.

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Posted by tuvok500

Cane is a beast, yes Soko was impressive before his arrival in the UFC but we clearly saw that he is not that good .





because he lost to Machida......who hasn't?

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Posted by DevonFoxy


Posted by tuvok500

Cane is a beast, yes Soko was impressive before his arrival in the UFC but we clearly saw that he is not that good .





because he lost to Machida......who hasn't?




It is not because he lost , it is because the way he looked and the way he fought and how bad his cardio was etc.etc.. etc..
we saw a completely different fighter than the way he was described and overrated by many peoples.

Cane by Murder !!

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Should be an awesome stand up fight. I predict Cane by KO/TKO in the second round.

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Posted by DevonFoxy


Posted by tuvok500

Cane is a beast, yes Soko was impressive before his arrival in the UFC but we clearly saw that he is not that good .





because he lost to Machida......who hasn't?




and because he didn't look impressive in his Nak fight. He was thought to be the "agressive" striker but that round was Nakamura pushing the pace. If Cane does that, it will be a different story since he has more power than Nakamura and more accurate striking.

Cane by KO

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Posted by Ordep


Posted by DevonFoxy


Posted by tuvok500

Cane is a beast, yes Soko was impressive before his arrival in the UFC but we clearly saw that he is not that good .





because he lost to Machida......who hasn't?




and because he didn't look impressive in his Nak fight. He was thought to be the "agressive" striker but that round was Nakamura pushing the pace. If Cane does that, it will be a different story since he has more power than Nakamura and more accurate striking.

Cane by KO



Wait? Not impressive in his Naka fight? Please go and watch that again. He destroyed Naka with those kicks and ended up knocking him down (granted it was the knee injury that stopped the fight) and caused him to fall on his leg.

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Yeah and knocking Nak down is a feat, that guy is seriously tough(watch his fight with Machida for an example). I think Soko's cardio was terrible against machida because of nerves, he's like 24 and trains at a great camp so he should be ready for this one. I like Soko, but I think this will be a great fight that either could easily win.

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I am an official James Irvin Nut-hugger, and Cane kicked him in the head so I going to root for the guy who is way cooler because he wears a predator mask

How about that for logic

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