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That's a step down from Jardine. I would have rather him fought a step up, like Lambert.

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Alexander better not look at it that way, Sakara will put it on him if he does.

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I wanted to see him vs Forrest. Still, Sakara is a good boxer. We haven't sen much of Alexander, I think his chin will definitely get tested here. if he has a McFedries type chin , Alexander has a shot.

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I want sakara to destroy alexander.

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I'm not saying I think Sak isn't a hard test, I just like what Pride did with Sok with his win over little Nog. They didn't beat around the bush, they gave him a shot to continue his upward momentum right a way with a fight with Arona. It let us fans see it wasn't a fluke when he pulled the first upset.

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Does anyone remember the McFredries vs. Sakara fight a couple months ago? It was a back and forth war. That's sort of what I'm anticipating, here. Time will tell. :)

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i think alexander will knock out sakara, i like sakara but he just doesn't have the power for a stand up battle

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It's funny how based on one performance, people are so quick to change their minds on fighters. Sakara will dominate the standup, no question.

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sakara wins

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Im not sure why people are talking about Alexander like he is some kind of monster now; Jardine almost Ko'd him, and Alexander managed to stagger back with some sloppy punches and KO Jardine. I dont really see what makes Alexander so special. One good punch from Sakara will give Houston Spaghetti legs again.

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Alexander is going to have to take this fight very seriously indeed. if he overlooks Sakara he'll be in a lot of trouble. As we saw, Jardine nearly put him away, I thought that fight was over when Jardine rocked Houston, but as we saw, that was turned around quite quickly.

If Houston doesn't be careful he'll get decked here. Sure, his KO victory was impressive, but at the same time, I have concerns over his chin considering how fast he himself got rocked. I don't think Alessio will want to fly out into a sloppy boxing match with him having seen that he does have KO power. Instead, I think we'll see Alessio go for a more subtle, reserved approach to the fight, which will really test Houston.

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Houston prolly hits harder but Sakara is faster with a mean left hook, im undecided but will prolly favor Houston

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Posted by Ydoc

I'm not saying I think Sak isn't a hard test, I just like what Pride did with Sok with his win over little Nog. They didn't beat around the bush, they gave him a shot to continue his upward momentum right a way with a fight with Arona. It let us fans see it wasn't a fluke when he pulled the first upset.



I don't think Pride set Soku up with Arona to keep his momentum, I think they set this fight up to prove that the lil Nog fight was a fluke and another top Brazilian would defeat him with ease. I guess it back fired.

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Some people are expecting Houston to blast his way through Sakara but I believe Sakara is the more technical fighter on the feet and can pick Houston apart but he just needs to avoid the clinch aswell as his punching power which will be costly in the clinch.

I also think that Sakara has the KO power to stop Houston in the 2nd round and thats my prediction

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