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If Pride got a 170 lb. division who should they move to it?

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I think a significant number of guys would move up from 160 and down from 183. I think Filho, Suloev are the two that come to mind for me who would be most succesful. I also think Filho would hold that belt for a long time.

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I think he'll hold the 183 belt for a loooong time once he gets it.

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Posted by Stickan

I think he'll hold the 183 belt for a loooong time once he gets it.



He's a stud no doubt, but I have a funny feeling that the 183 lb. belt is gonna be passed around in the next few years. Lot of guys close to eachother in skill who match up well agaist eachother in that division. Kang, Hendo, Filho, Musaki, and now Zelg, and Cung Lee coming in. Anyway, back to the subject, I think Sakarai should move back up to that weight also.

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If they got a 170 I think they would move down lightweights to 155 prob making as you mentioned Sakurai and even Gomi fight at WW instead.
Aoki is pretty big too so it wouldn't surprise me if he moved up. It would definately be an interesting division but it would kinda tear up the now mega stacked LW division.

well... about who would have the most success there, I'd say Filho IF he could make the weight. Gono would probably also have some success at 170.

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when did suloev last fight in pride? i didn't even know he was still with them

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The lightwieght division in Pride is practically the same as welterweight becasue they fight at 165.

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8/26/06 versus Kang in the 183 lb. tournanment.

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whoops nvm, it was oct. 2006.. guess i missed that..
anywyas i was watching bodog a couple months ago and he was to fight (Russa Vs America) and he was out cuz of injuries.. his replacement, andrei semenov was reaaaaaally good. i think if he worked on his ground game a lil he can do some damage in the hypothetical 170 lbs division

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whoops nvm, it was oct. 2006.. guess i missed that..
anywyas i was watching bodog a couple months ago and he was to fight (Russa Vs America) and he was out cuz of injuries.. his replacement, andrei semenov was reaaaaaally good. i think if he worked on his ground game a lil he can do some damage in the hypothetical 170 lbs division


Yeah I've always seen Semenov as someone with a lot of talent and great potential. He holds the only win over current UFC up-n-comer Martin Kampmann.
I THINK he's beaten Denis Kang too.

I hope he gets back on the big stage soon.

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Posted by hippysmacker

I think a significant number of guys would move up from 160 and down from 183. I think Filho, Suloev are the two that come to mind for me who would be most succesful. I also think Filho would hold that belt for a long time.



What do you think Henderson's prime fighting weight would be?

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I think his weight is the right one. 183-185 lb. is good for him, but it's still such a tough weight class in any org. His recent loss to Misaki, could be a style thing, or a gameplan thing. It made no sense to me that he just kept standing there and not going for the takedown.He also, seemed like he was just trying to land the bight right hand. Usually when someone try's to prove themselves in a skill outside their specialty it comes back to haunt them.

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Posted by Stickan


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whoops nvm, it was oct. 2006.. guess i missed that..
anywyas i was watching bodog a couple months ago and he was to fight (Russa Vs America) and he was out cuz of injuries.. his replacement, andrei semenov was reaaaaaally good. i think if he worked on his ground game a lil he can do some damage in the hypothetical 170 lbs division


Yeah I've always seen Semenov as someone with a lot of talent and great potential. He holds the only win over current UFC up-n-comer Martin Kampmann.
I THINK he's beaten Denis Kang too.

I hope he gets back on the big stage soon.



nah denis beat him... his only pride performace was a loss to him =(

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oh.. dang!
But I remember something pro-semenov about it. He went the distance?

Too lazy to check the fight finder...

anyway. i believe he has the skillsets to be a champ one day.

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Posted by kaduey

The lightwieght division in Pride is practically the same as welterweight becasue they fight at 165.



Actually it's 160. I also think Ryo Chonan would fit well at 170 .

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diaz and lawler.....i can see both of them moving to 170, seeing as that is where they were in their UFC days, and diaz looked better at 170 i think.

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