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Gabriel Gonzaga vs Shane Carwin at UFC 96

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this would be a good opportunity for carwin to make a break out performance and get alot of casual fans.

Post #16   12/20/08 8:37:34PM   

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napao FTW

and also


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carwin > lesnar



Velasquez > Carwin > Lesnar

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Post #17   12/20/08 8:46:21PM   

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This is not necessarily true. The fight is NOT a done deal yet.

Despite several reports to the contrary, a bout between heavyweight prospect Shane Carwin and Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96 has not been signed.

A source from Carwin's camp told MMAInsider that Carwin had not received word of the bout, nor had he received any bout agreements for a fight with the top ranked Brazilian fighter.

Recently, Carwin was presented with a list of names of possible opponents, in which Gonzaga was at the top of the list. Though Colorado native Carwin would be open to such a bout, it is far from a done deal.

The source did say, however, that Carwin had recently inked a new extension to his UFC contract, and though the exact number was not disclosed, it is certain that Carwin will be with the promotion for at least four more fights. As of late, the UFC has increased the number of minimum fights for its extensions, with the average deal for between four and six fights.



http://www.mmaweekly.com/blog/2008/12/carwin-vs-gonzaga-not-signed-yet.asp

Post #18   12/20/08 9:27:16PM   

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On paper Gonzaga wins this fight. However, I feel Carwin actually has a great chance in this fight due to Gonzaga's tendency to develope Jorge Gurgel syndrome and underutilize his BJJ. If he gets preoccupied with knocking Carwin out he is going to lose this fight. Carwin has big power and Gonzaga doesn't like to get hit. His will can be broken and I don't believe he has the heart to stand and bang with Shane.

Post #19   12/20/08 10:13:19PM   

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I hope Shane Carwin wins it. I've been waiting for him to get a fight against a bigger name guy and this is perfect to send him into a chance for a contender fight.

Post #20   12/21/08 12:39:11AM   

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Very interesting fight . Both have very heavy strikes , shane better wrestling , gabe better jiu jitsu . I expect the fight to be over within 1 round via tko for somebody .

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Gabe is going to win this one hes a better fighter all around in my opinion....... But Carwin is no joke dude has blocks for fists and solid wrestling so it should be a good fight.

My Pick Gabriel Gonzaga / 2nd Rd / Ko-Tko

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Gonzaga lose all motivation after getting hit a couple of times (see Randy and Werdum 2), I think Shane land something in the first making his way to a late 1st or 2nd rd TKO over a scared GG.

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Both Gonzaga and Carwin are dynamic fighters! I cannot wait for this fight because whoever wins will certainly be close to a title shot and each of these fighters provides a worthy challenge for the HW division.
Gonzaga will win I expect, but I won't be disappointed if Carwin wins either.
Also, this fight could answer some questions about Carwin, if Gonzaga can last more than a couple minutes.

WAR GONZAGA

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