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Mike Swick vs Ben Saunders

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Swick ko 15 32%
Swick sub 4 9%
Swick dec 11 23%
Saunders ko 10 21%
Saunders sub 3 6%
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Who would win?

Post #1   12/11/08 1:17:37AM   

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Saunders looked good tonight, but I'd still take Swick.

Post #2   12/11/08 1:47:26AM   

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They fight at different weights dont they?

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Post #3   12/11/08 2:00:38AM   

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They fight at different weights dont they?


they fight in the same weight class

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I said saunders tko because that mauy thai clinch looked just amazing in the fight against wolffe

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Stupid me, i mis read something and thought Saunders was fighting at a different weight.

Swick has fast hands but Saunders looked huge at WW. if Swick stood up with Saunders I think Saunders would finish him off with that nasty clinch.

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Post #6   12/11/08 5:34:17AM   

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It was pretty clear wolff didnt no how to defend from the clinch. I mean, look at Anderson and Richs fights, Anderson was able to destroy right it that area, yet he hasnt beable to utilize it since becouse guys no how to get out. Im 99% sure if the fight ever happens the guys at AKA will make sure Mike knows exactly what to do in that situation. I think it would be sick fight though. Id take Swick to win.

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Saunders impressed me so much last night, his stand looked amazing, he is going to be good

Post #8   12/11/08 10:28:20AM   

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I'd favor Swick in every department.

Saunders' biggest wins are over Brandon Wolff, Ryan Thomas and Daniel Barrera hwo have a combined 0 wins in the UFC.

Swick has wins over UFC veterans like Joe Riggs and David Louiseau, who fought for championships, as well as contenders like Marcus Davis and Josh Burkman.

Maybe Saunders has the potential, but he is 2-3 rungs below the level of achievment that Swick is at. One impressive win against a guy who is trying out for the UFC does not equal mutlple wins over mid to top tier UFC talent. Even Swick's losses to 185 pound contenders Okami and Leben are more impressive than any wins Saunders has.

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i would love to see saunders destroy swick

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ive liked saunders since ive seen him on TUF, the guy is big at WW, has great kicks and knees, and is more than adequate on the ground but right now swick beats him ill say by UD. this would be a really good matchup, but swick does a good job staying out of trouble and he will turn a fight into a slow, methodical, near snoozefest to win if he feels thats the best way to win.

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Though Wolff muay thai defense was thoroughly lacking, Saunders was still impressive. He always has been to me and his size for WW is incredible. He'd decision Swick for Sure. Swick is fast with good striking, but he wouldn't KO Saunders.

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Posted by thevoodooninja

i would love to see saunders destroy swick



You do know that Griffin is spelled wrong in your icon, right?

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Posted by warglory


Posted by thevoodooninja

i would love to see saunders destroy swick



You do know that Griffin is spelled wrong in your icon, right?



Lol.

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I think this fight would be amazing. Both are good on the feet, Swick with boxing and Saunders with his Jeet Kun Do/Muay Thai. I think that if it stays on the feet Swick might outpoint him. But I think if he tried to take Ben down and lay on him like he did with Marcus Davis he'd get submitted. I think the great thing about Saunders is that last night he showed his stand up, but his ground game is just as good, and he's one that always looks for submissions and sweeps.

On the same token though, like stated before, they're on different "rungs" of the proverbial ladder, and wouldn't fight each other for a while. I'd say give Saunders the winner of Johnson and Burns, while Swick would get the winner of Karo and Don Hyun Kim.

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