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Now that is officialy dubbed as Evans vs Machida, and is the next event I am going to start the trash talk. Lyoto has Rashad beat in every aspect of the game. Thats right even wrestling. Lyotos TD defense is very storied. Tito a great wrestler and Soku and top level judo guy couldnt get Lyoto down. On top of that he is the most elusive fighter in the UFC. On top of that Rashad has veered away from his wrestling as of late. And if he thinks he can Stand with Lyoto.......is sadly mistaken. I am going on a limb and saying Rashad wont make it out of the 2nd rnd. WAR MACHIDA!!!!!!!!!!! What do you guys think will be the ending of this fight?

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Post #1   4/20/09 8:49:54PM   

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Yeah I agree Rashad is not going to do well, I have him getting KO'd in the 3rd. I am not the biggest Machida fan but this match up is definitely in his favor. I hope Rashad tries that kiss blowing crap and gets punched in the mouth!

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Post #2   4/20/09 9:47:02PM   

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Rashad has better wrestling.

Machida is not a lock though.

Should be a good fight though, considering they are both undefeated. Unless it ends in like a draw or something.

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All signs point to YES!

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I have Lyoto as a lock for being undefeated until retirement and being pound for pound king assuming GSP eventually finds a worthy challenger and Anderson retiring. Plus I see Fedor retiring at some point the next year and a half, there's not much left to accomplish short of a UFC belt.

But I think Lyoto will probably retire a year or two after winning the belt.

But while he fights I do see him being unbeatable. Damian Maia might be able to beat him if he's able to beat a guy like Silva. But that move up in weight would probably never happen.

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I dont know about wrestling. he has solid defence against body locks due to his sumo back ground but i dont know if his sprawl could stuff a rashad double leg. That being siad i thinks its a 3 round tko with lyoto picking him for the first 2 rounds then finishing him.
btw did anyone see the add on espn? it had a picture of t. silva instead of rashad

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Agreed. WAR MACHIDA

Post #7   4/20/09 11:29:29PM   

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Posted by grappler0000

All signs point to YES!



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Post #8   4/20/09 11:59:42PM   

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2007 tough me no fight should be considered a lock, let alone Rashad vs Machida this fight will be close

Post #9   4/21/09 12:28:00AM   

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and rashad stands a chance. he's wrestling is better and he hits harder. i think this fight will be contingent on whether or not rashad can get lyoto to engage him. rashad would need to tko him to win though, cause he's not walking a away with a decision and i doubt he could submit lyoto

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Rashad is going to be exposed on the feet in my opinion. He's going to be dancing around like usual, but he's not going to be able to hit Machida with a looping overhand. He'll get picked apart and outpointed.

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I'm surprised Lyoto can breathe with the amount of hugs his nuts are taking!!!

My god, seriously people it's getting ridiculous...

To suggest that a guy who has never wrestled before fighting and has only done Judo which is silly flamboyant throws that almost never work in real life is better than a highly ranked colligate wrestler is ridiculous!

Lyoto has a legitimate chance at winning don't get me wrong he is probably the favorite... But it makes me laugh so hard that people think this guy who has knocked out 2 people (look it up his other knockouts are a cut and forfeit!) can knock out a guy who has never been knocked out!!

Please guys think!!!

It's okay to like a guy but NO ONE EVER is a lock!

Okay I'm done!

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Posted by The_Italian_Stallion

It's okay to like a guy but NO ONE EVER is a lock!



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I wouldnt go so far as to say he is better at every aspect of the game, Rashad has a definate advantage in wrestling and possibly KO power.

That said, I also like Machida in this one, but I think this fight could possibly go either way. Both undefeated, both have looked dominant lately.

Im taking Machida based on the fact that I think his sprawl is good enough not to get taken down and he will pick Evans apart with counter striking. I mean how can you go against a guy whose never even lost a round in the ufc?

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I think this is going to be a boring fight lyoto isn't going in to bang and I can see Rashad standing back waiting there will be no KOs in this one with his in and out style machita will win a UD

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