Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Sanchez vs Koscheck

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

Gladiator

In Full Mount

Gladiator Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:669
Career:896-523
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
73
I'm curious what people think about this fight. Will it be another close decision fight, or will sanchez annihilate? they've both improved since the show and im not completely convinced this will be an easy fight for sanchez.

Last edited 1/28/07 7:03PM server time by gladiator
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #1   1/28/07 7:01:43PM   

crimethinc

MMA Regular

crimethinc Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:230
Career:81-61
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Camp Baby Dumpster
Chips:
26
I could see this fight easily going to decision. Both have evolved a lot since TUF and Diego has locked himself in for title contention. He's had, I think, five fights since TUF and while everyone just remembers him KOing Riggs 3 of the 5 have gone the whole way (Diaz, Parisyan, Alessio). Koschek has had A few 1st round subs, a couple decisions and his first official loss since TUF. I don't anticipate either of these two submitting each other so unless they switch it up and bang for a KO I predict decision.

Post #2   1/28/07 7:37:59PM   

waylon_o

In Full Mount

waylon_o Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:670
Career:162-90
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Wicked Wizards
Chips:
35
I'm pulling for Sanchez on this one. Koshchek has improved and I think he's going to improve anymore, but I think Sanchez is gonna wear him out.

Post #3   1/28/07 9:37:30PM   

the-james

Standup Guy

the-james Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:446
Career:891-471
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
14
Dieg takes this one i think,,hes improved his game alot at greg jackson's mma training with guys like rashad and KJ, KOS is at a good camp too but i dont think he has the skills to trade with diego, the only way i see koscheck winning is by lay and pray but i dont think its going to happen, Diego by tko third round

Post #4   1/28/07 10:11:56PM   

cam8528

Learning to Sprawl

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10
Career:435-271
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
Either way, this will be an interesting fight. I will bet on Sanchez, but would not be surprised to see Kos take it. This is Sanchez's year to get his first loss. It may not be Kos, but GSP will make it happen. Can't wait...

Post #5   1/28/07 10:17:01PM   

hippysmacker

Boondock Saints Mod

hippysmacker Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,235
Career:1,946-1,103
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Nutthuggers Suck
Chips:
611
Good wrestler's can frustrate anybody, but I'll take Diego by sub.

_______________________________________
“Never violate a woman, nor harm a child. Do not lie ,cheat ,or steal.for selfish gain. These things are for lesser men. Protect the weak against the evil strong. And never allow thoughts of gain to lead you into the pursuit of evil. Never back away from an enemy. Either fight or surrender. It is not enough to say I will not be evil. Evil must be fought wherever it is found.”
The Iron Code

Post #6   1/28/07 11:25:22PM   

JimiMak

WarWagon Never Die!

JimiMak Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,851
Career:454-333
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: JT WarWagon
Chips:
219
Should be better than a lot of people expect. I think it will go to decision, I think Dieago will take it, either split or unanimous. Not just cuz he's diego, I think he's that much better. To reallly hang @ that weight it takes a lot, and I see Diego like BJ- maybe never #1 (again in bj's case) but definitely a top contender. Kos, I think, will show that with a little more work he could be in the same class (or maybe already is) but there's just certain fighter's you may never get past. Diego could be considered top 3 and is definitely top 5. Kos I don't think will ever be better than 5th tops. Maybe if Pride ever opens an equal division he could rule the roost to start.

Post #7   1/29/07 12:02:31AM   

JimiMak

WarWagon Never Die!

JimiMak Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,851
Career:454-333
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: JT WarWagon
Chips:
219
Should be better than a lot of people expect. I think it will go to decision, I think Dieago will take it, either split or unanimous. Not just cuz he's diego, I think he's that much better. To reallly hang @ that weight it takes a lot, and I see Diego like BJ- maybe never #1 (again in bj's case) but definitely a top contender. Kos, I think, will show that with a little more work he could be in the same class (or maybe already is) but there's just certain fighter's you may never get past. Diego could be considered top 3 and is definitely top 5. Kos I don't think will ever be better than 5th tops. Maybe if Pride ever opens an equal division he could rule the roost to start.

I hope I didn't just double post this, but I think so-- sorry.

Post #8   1/29/07 12:04:51AM   

ElGuApO91

MMA Regular

ElGuApO91 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:51
Career:14-4
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: El Guapo
Chips:
diego by gnp

Post #9   1/29/07 12:52:16AM   

Stickan

the HAWT one!

Stickan Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,856
Career:377-180
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
143
Similar styles except Kos has way better wrestling and Diego waaaay better JJ...

I too would have to say Diego by submission ... prob in the 3rd round when they're both banged up and tired.

Post #10   1/29/07 1:52:21AM   

aceprone

Standup Guy

aceprone Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:325
Career:1,037-635
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Slackers
Chips:
42
In a fight with Diego and Kos, Kos is a fool to be underestimating Deigo. Sure Kos is a strong wrestler, but I think Diego will be able to nutrualize Kos, and Kos is going to get frustrated and mentally break down in the fight because of Diego's pace. I tihnk Diego would finish Kos by third round.

Post #11   1/29/07 2:17:30AM   

ac_gi

Standup Guy

ac_gi Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:479
Career:1,688-1,022
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Pride FC Forever
Chips:
35
I hope Josh can pull it out, but I'm sure that Sanchez will get a sub or KO.

Post #12   1/29/07 3:01:29AM   

maxvoid

Learning to Sprawl

maxvoid Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2
Career:22-11
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
Diego will win this one without a doubt.... Kos talks a big game but Diego is too much for him.... Kos will be lucky if the fight goes the distance...

Post #13   1/29/07 1:54:44PM   

Jeffanori-Gomi

Standup Guy

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:469
Career:34-26
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: TAPOUT
Chips:
24
umm....anyone see them fight in TUFF????

The last kos fight his striking was unimpressive and he was getting the worst of the standup, his take-downs are unreal though but diego owned Karo and his Judo throws are really good. I really dont see Kos taking this fight at all.

SANCHEZ BY REF STOPPAGE

Post #14   1/29/07 1:57:29PM   

Hwarang

MMA Regular

Hwarang Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:56
Career:62-39
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Islenska mma deildin
Chips:
i think Sanchez will beat him

Post #15   1/29/07 4:39:48PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2