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Quinton Jackson vs. Thiago Silva Targeted For UFC 130

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I'm really surprised no one is giving Silva a chance in this one. I could totally see him winning.

Post #16   1/8/11 10:16:02AM   

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If its Rampage that fought Evans then it goes to Thiago by KO. If its Rampage that fought Machida then its either a 1st Rnd KO or a UD for Rampage. Thiago will have to utilize leg kicks and have a gameplan similar to Forrest if he wants to beat Rampage on his A Team..... I mean A game

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I would be just echoing what Pookie said so I also have Rampage by brutal KO in the first.

Post #18   1/8/11 3:28:49PM   

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I don't know, I think Rampage has the edge inside, but Thiago brings power up straight up the middle like nobody else. Rampage has trouble when people hit him back, and he seems a lot slower with the straight stuff. I don't think Thiago has the type of speed to frustrate Rampage but Rampage is going to struggle against the straight forward aggression of Thiago. I think this goes to a decision, with Thiago winning the stand up and Rampage winning the grappling and dirty boxing. Split decision win for Rampage and everybody will say Thiago won.



See, i disagree with you there. Straight punchers like Liddell, Henderson, and Machida all struggled to land effective offense with their hands against Rampage.



idk that Liddell and/or Henderson are "Straight punchers"



Ive never seen them throw a hook! lol

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I don't know, I think Rampage has the edge inside, but Thiago brings power up straight up the middle like nobody else. Rampage has trouble when people hit him back, and he seems a lot slower with the straight stuff. I don't think Thiago has the type of speed to frustrate Rampage but Rampage is going to struggle against the straight forward aggression of Thiago. I think this goes to a decision, with Thiago winning the stand up and Rampage winning the grappling and dirty boxing. Split decision win for Rampage and everybody will say Thiago won.



See, i disagree with you there. Straight punchers like Liddell, Henderson, and Machida all struggled to land effective offense with their hands against Rampage.



idk that Liddell and/or Henderson are "Straight punchers"



Although Chuck did have some mean straight punches he was also very fond of the looping hands

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I don't know, I think Rampage has the edge inside, but Thiago brings power up straight up the middle like nobody else. Rampage has trouble when people hit him back, and he seems a lot slower with the straight stuff. I don't think Thiago has the type of speed to frustrate Rampage but Rampage is going to struggle against the straight forward aggression of Thiago. I think this goes to a decision, with Thiago winning the stand up and Rampage winning the grappling and dirty boxing. Split decision win for Rampage and everybody will say Thiago won.



See, i disagree with you there. Straight punchers like Liddell, Henderson, and Machida all struggled to land effective offense with their hands against Rampage.



idk that Liddell and/or Henderson are "Straight punchers"



Ive never seen them throw a hook! lol


Hendo's KO of Wandy was a left hook. Both are known for their right hand haymakers.

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I don't know, I think Rampage has the edge inside, but Thiago brings power up straight up the middle like nobody else. Rampage has trouble when people hit him back, and he seems a lot slower with the straight stuff. I don't think Thiago has the type of speed to frustrate Rampage but Rampage is going to struggle against the straight forward aggression of Thiago. I think this goes to a decision, with Thiago winning the stand up and Rampage winning the grappling and dirty boxing. Split decision win for Rampage and everybody will say Thiago won.



See, i disagree with you there. Straight punchers like Liddell, Henderson, and Machida all struggled to land effective offense with their hands against Rampage.



idk that Liddell and/or Henderson are "Straight punchers"



Ive never seen them throw a hook! lol


Hendo's KO of Wandy was a left hook. Both are known for their right hand haymakers.



I dont know man, he threw that punch like a left cross. The arm isnt bent at all. I dont know man...

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Chuck threw everything side arm or three quarter, Thiago is much cleaner with his straight punches and his hooks are cleaner. Thiago will remember how to kick for this fight as well , because everybody knows that Rampage rarely checks kicks until he's hurt and by then he turns into a head hunter with no technique.

Rampages last three KO victims are Chuck, Wandy, and Marvin Eastman. All of those guys are known to wing punches or sling them and that is why Rampage was able to get inside for the knockouts. This is a very close fight even though we know what Rampage can do to a jaw.

Post #23   1/9/11 3:07:28AM   

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Another sweet fight. Gotta go with Rampage by decision. Not for sure though cause Thiago definitely has the ability to finish him off and I wouldn't be surprised. So many entertaining close matches coming up in MMA.

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