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This will make a great fight and I'm really not sure on who to pick here.

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Post #1   5/8/07 1:00:43PM   

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this will be a much better fight IMO. thanx for posting.

Post #2   5/8/07 1:13:08PM   

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Wow thats great! I think Okami would have been a better fight from the start, and it's probably for the better that Kampmann gets to avoid this fight for now, hes super talented but I'd hate to see him beat before he gets himself built up some more...

Post #3   5/8/07 1:29:06PM   

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this is IMO a better matchup and makes picking a winner much tougher....i like kampmann, but i see okami as a fighter thats more ready for main event competition right now, should be a good one

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Post #4   5/8/07 1:33:41PM   

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Post #5   5/8/07 1:57:54PM   

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Yesssssssss, this was a match up I've wanted for a long time.

Hopefully the reffing/judging will be fair for Okami.

Post #6   5/8/07 2:00:49PM   

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This is great... No offense to Kampmann, but it didn't seem like he was ready for that big a step up in opponents... After watching Okami manhandle Swick, I was really hoping this fight was going to happen... I'm glad Yushin is getting his chance, should be a great fight and I think we might get to see what happens when Rich has to fight off his back...

Post #7   5/8/07 2:31:31PM   

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I think martin was a more risky fight for rich, becouse of his striking. Okamis wins in the ufc at least have mostly been becouse of his stregnth, and i dont think hes going to have a huge advantage their against rich. He wont beable to take rich down with ease then just pin him down and rain shots like he did against swick and starnes. Ive got rich by tko in the 3rd.

Post #8   5/8/07 2:50:38PM   

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It should be a great fight.

Post #9   5/8/07 2:54:55PM   

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this is a much better fight for franklin stylewise, i think. okami is a good GnP'er but his stand up isnt so good. Beating swick is one thing but franklin has much better grappling and hits harder. Okami isnt going to come in and take rich down and keep him there. that said, this is still going to be much more entertaining than franklin/kampmann.

Post #10   5/8/07 3:05:00PM   

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Franklin is going to get crushed.

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Post #11   5/8/07 6:12:37PM   

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Posted by tepid55

Franklin is going to get crushed.




Want to wager on that?

Post #12   5/8/07 6:45:51PM   

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this is a pretty even looking fight. Okami is deceptively powerful, he can really hit hard so i could see that takin Rich out of his game, possibly ending in a UD for Okami or a 3rd round stoppage. If Franklin is game and plays smart he could pull off a K.O I think.

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this is gonna be an awesome fight and its gonna prove whether rich is back to his best, i think rich will take it by ko in second round after a close first round

Post #14   5/8/07 6:51:43PM   

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This is definitely the fight that should have been signed to begin with. Martin is super talented, but a little green to be in there with a guy who is as talented and experienced as Franklin. There will be no question who is the #1 contender after this match.

This is a tricky one to call. Okami is much better on the ground than Rich, but Rich has an advantage standing up. I think the differince may be conditioning. Okami gassed early in the 3rd against Swick, and Rich has proven he can go threw a 5 round war.

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