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Rashad Evans Can Beat Anderson Silva

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Rashad would struggle to get a takedown for the exact same reason he wss shut out entirely by Machida. The distance between the hips of a Southpaw v. Orthodox fighter is much larger than righty v. righty. Chael took Andy down with a double leg, because Chael is a lefty. Rashad will have to shoot for single legs because of yhe distance. Andys success against singles is practically 100% in the Ufc and i cant think of a single quality lefty Rashad has ever taken down.

Point: Rashads wrestling is nowhere near as "good" as Chaels for going against Anderson.

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Post #16   1/23/13 6:41:36PM   

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But Rashad could easily switch his stance. In wrestling, orthodox is right foot forward (southpaw.) So he's used to that too.

He only stands righty in MMA for striking.

I still think he'd lose though.

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Rashad isn't as strong or as big as Chael, not the same style of wrestling

Post #18   1/24/13 10:40:32PM   

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When will you guy's learn? NOBODY is capable of beating Silva. Not even Jon Jones.

I have seen Silva make too many good fighters look like idiots. Until I see that guy beaten I refuse to believe that it's possible.

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