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Marquardt vs. Palhares Possible for UFC 117

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Nate Marquardt didn't have to wait too long for the UFC to find him a new opponent, but he will have to wait a little bit longer for the fight to happen. Brazilian fighter Rousimar Palhares is in talks to face Marquardt in Oakland for UFC 117 on August 7.


-------------------Correction to that last story...Marquardt vs. Palhares is possible for August, but show still yet to be determined------------------------

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Post #1   5/4/10 8:38:05PM   

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I like this fight much better than I like him vs Sakara and I like Sakara's fight with Rivera much better than him vs Marquardt.

I say everyone wins.

Post #2   5/4/10 8:51:36PM   

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I like Sakara vs Rivera but I'm still iffy on this fight because I would hate to see marquardt suffer back to back losses. Off the top of my head I kinda like Palhares because he can just dive for and gorilla grip your ankle.

Post #3   5/4/10 9:25:47PM   

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great potential fight

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I love this match-up. Marquardt may overall be the better fighter, but i think Palhares is going to give him troubles everywhere.

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I like this fight

Post #6   5/5/10 12:27:08PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I like Sakara vs Rivera but I'm still iffy on this fight because I would hate to see marquardt suffer back to back losses. Off the top of my head I kinda like Palhares because he can just dive for and gorilla grip your ankle.

Marquardt is supposed to be a top fighter and you want him to get babied every other fight?

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I like this fight it will be hard for nate to stop palhares as he never been stoped before and he took some of dan henderson best shots.Plus a dont think nate will want to hit the mat against palhares a think nate will had to try stick and move to win this one.But i see palhares clinching at some point taking him down and subing him.

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im with dave on that 1, i really dont think this ends any other way other than a really nasty sub win 4 palheres

Post #9   5/5/10 3:09:33PM   

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i heard more likely for ufc 118 but either one is good
another good matchup

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These match-ups make a lot more sense to me. I think that Marquardt can give Palhares problems. I'll probably take Palhares early 3rd round sub but I won't count out Marquardt.

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Palhares looked real good last fight and is prolly a lot better now. I dont know if Nate will be able to dodge this dudes shot.

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It's not the striking game Nate needs to be worried about it's Palhares it's his dangerous ground game. Sonnen didn't even appear to be looking for too many subs, something I think he should incorporate into his impressive ground game, but Palhares will, for sure, be looking for a loose limb.

Post #13   5/5/10 10:59:13PM