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Weidman vs Machida - is Weidman really the favorite?

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Weidman is at -200 right now and I cant believe its not even closer.

Weidman pretty much did the impossible twice with two knockouts over Silva and he's the man, but stylistically I think Lyoto takes this with ease.

Weidman beat Anderson by taking every inch Silva gave him. Every taunt he landed something and in the second fight he took the checks that got the win.

Lyoto gives nothing away when he fights except when he blitzes and has top 5 best takedown defense in the sport. I see this being an easy fight to outpoint slower Weidman.

Post #1   6/19/14 2:51:48PM   

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Machida is gonna kill him

Post #2   6/19/14 8:55:14PM   

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I think Weidman can knock him out but I don't think he has a chance otherwise. I've always felt that Machida should have always been the best middleweight on world and should have never let Anderson have free reign .

Post #3   6/19/14 9:39:22PM   

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Posted by sbulldavid

I think Weidman can knock him out but I don't think he has a chance otherwise. I've always felt that Machida should have always been the best middleweight on world and should have never let Anderson have free reign .



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Post #4   6/20/14 12:04:13PM   

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Two very questionable finishes.

One the guy breaks his leg fight over.
Not a tko or knock out. But injury


Other. The dude has his hands down clowning around and gets hit. Anyone would have been knocked out.

Will he beat Machida ?? He has the wrestling to do it.
I think k he could sub him out.

Going 5 rounds I give edge to Machida.


Weidman is always injured.
Not the possibility he may have rushed into this fight not 100 percent. Not saying he will lose. But.
He is not a healthy guy. Eventually it will catch up to him
He is the Anthony Pettis of the 185 division

Post #5   6/20/14 2:07:28PM   

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I'm picking Machida all day in this fight. However, if Weidman beats Machida convincingly, I'll be picking Weidman against all future challengers for the next few years.

Post #6   6/21/14 7:55:07AM   

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I'm torn on it. Gut says Machida due to tdd, diverse and elusive striking, and gas tank but I've been underestimating Weidman far too much. His cardio may be a problem though

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I think Weidman is definitely the favourite.. Just for the fact he beat silva twice is enough. I think Lyoto will try to be super elusive just because of Weidmans wrestling and top game.. I think machida will keep the distance for the fight but in doing so he will look like he's not being aggressive and lose the decision to the champ.

Post #8   6/21/14 11:07:01AM   

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I got Machida in this one. Lyoto's takedown defense will frustrate Weidman and Machida's striking is clearly on a different level than his opponent's. Machida will either score the knockout or pick Weidman apart for the majority of the fight.

Post #9   6/22/14 1:23:53PM   

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I doubt Weidman cardio for 5 rounds will hold up on that bum knee of his. If I was Machida I would kick the Shit out of his leg till he can't stand anymore.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I doubt Weidman cardio for 5 rounds will hold up on that bum knee of his. If I was Machida I would kick the Shit out of his leg till he can't stand anymore.



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Post #11   6/22/14 2:16:20PM   

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Weidman is going to put him to sleep like Jones did.

Post #12   6/25/14 12:02:43AM   

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I'm very surprised that Machida isn't more of an underdog. MMA fan memory is shockingly short.

Weidman has never lost any aspect of any fight he's been in. I think that is where you have to start when looking at this match.

Machida has been outworked on several occasions, outstruck, subbed, had trouble finishing opponents, and so on. Sure, he's looked good in his last two fights, but his career didn't begin in 2013.

I'm certainly not saying it will be an easy fight for Weidman. Lyoto has an interesting and tricky style and is a very good fighter. However, at this moment in time its really hard for me not to see Machida as a serious underdog.

Post #13   6/25/14 11:39:33AM