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Franklin - Okami confirmed.

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rich just cant hang with okami

Post #16   5/8/07 8:01:33PM   

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Thats awesome, Okami is good, i was expecting someone else, but this is great too. I'm betting Franklin 2nd/3rd round KO

Post #17   5/8/07 8:40:25PM   

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Posted by jdubs

rich just cant hang with okami



i wonder if jdubs likes okami.....????

Post #18   5/8/07 10:50:56PM   

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Okami vs. Franklin is, IMO, going to be a much better fight than Franklin Vs. Kampmann. This fight and Griffin Vs. Ramirez saved this card.

Post #19   5/8/07 11:11:16PM   

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This is a great fight for sure and there is no way this one is going to the judges...someone is going to get knocked out and I am going say Okami will be the one to eat the dust.

Okami could definitely beat Franklin but he doesnt have good standup defense and that is the one weakness that Franklin will be able to exploit I think. Franklin also has a great sprawl and Okami will really have to work for a takedown.

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I think Franklin's only chance to win is a KO.

Post #21   5/9/07 1:28:37PM   

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This is such a good match-up Okami will take Rich the distance so we will see who comes out the victor because this one is a toss up.

The only other fight I was looking forward to is off as Paul Taylor is out with an injury and now Marcus Davis is fighting a guy making his UFC debut. (Jason Tan I think)

I am also pissed that ufcjunkie has reported the this card may not be on Spike anymore but on PPV at a reduced cost $39.99. That is garbage as this card does not warrant PPV status but we get two Spike free shows UFN 10 and the TUF finale and I watch PPV's at te bar so I shouldn't be so disgruntled.

Post #22   5/9/07 2:38:32PM   

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Posted by skiba97


Posted by tepid55

Franklin is going to get crushed.




Want to wager on that?



i was just going to say that

Post #23   5/9/07 10:55:24PM   

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I am looking forward to this fight. Kampmann has talent, but as stated already, he doesnt have the experience to face a top fighter in Rich Franklin. Having said that, I have to go with Rich. He is the better fighter and Okami will not have the strength advantage going into this fight as he did against Swick.

Post #24   5/10/07 7:43:06AM   

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I'm surprised more people aren't giving Okami a shot. He's strong, has got good head movement and is definately better than Franklin on the ground.

Post #25   5/10/07 1:46:40PM   

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Posted by Stickan

I'm surprised more people aren't giving Okami a shot. He's strong, has got good head movement and is definately better than Franklin on the ground.



werent ppl saying that about Jason Mcdonald

Post #26   5/10/07 1:54:26PM   

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Posted by d_block07


Posted by Stickan

I'm surprised more people aren't giving Okami a shot. He's strong, has got good head movement and is definately better than Franklin on the ground.



werent ppl saying that about Jason Mcdonald



J-Mac was more of a sub specialist, while Okami is a GnPer... There's some difference there I think... Were MacDonald would be comfortable on his back using his guard. Okami will try to get the TD and control Rich from the top position and pound him out... IMO it's a different sort of ground game...

Although, that was probably what Tanner planned to do originally and that didn't work out so well... But meh...

I figure Rich will take it using the clinch

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Posted by tepid55

Franklin is going to get crushed.



How do you think Okami can crush Franklin? Okami will try to take to the ground and Rich has excellent wrestling. Okami doesn't have the tools to beat Rich Franklin. Ace will be the middleweight champ again. Guaranteed!

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Okami can take Franklin down whenever he wants. Rich can't stop Okami's
clinch attack.

Post #29   5/18/07 3:04:42PM   

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Posted by tepid55

Okami can take Franklin down whenever he wants. Rich can't stop Okami's
clinch attack.




Its just as easy to turn around and say rich can punch okami in the face whenever he wants. Rich is actaully pretty good in the clinch, anderson is possibly the best middleweight in the world from the clinch so just becouse rich got dominated by him in it doesnt mean everybody else is going to beable to do the same thing.

Post #30   5/18/07 3:24:05PM   
 
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