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Report: Anderson Silva could face Tim Kennedy or Gegard Mousasi at UFC 198

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Sources close to the UFC say that either Tim Kennedy or Gegard Mousasi could be Anderson Silva's next opponent for UFC 198, on May 14.

Although he lost to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84, last Saturday, Anderson Silva came out of the bout almost unscathed and might just get his wish to fight at UFC 198, in his hometown of Curitiba.

According to Combate, who spoke to sources close to the UFC, Silva could apparently be facing either Tim Kennedy or Gegard Mousasi in Brazil.


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I prefer Silva/Mousasi but Tim Kennedy always comes to fight.

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I like the idea of Andy fighting a striker as good as Gegard but 2 counter strikers make for a crap fight. Machida v Gegard was lame and I think Andy v Gegard could be the same way.

I want Kennedy. I don't think they have offered him a fight since speaking out against the Reebok deal. He needs to fight out of his contract and move to another org and all of Silva's best fights are when he is fighting someone willing to move forward.

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Either is a loss for Silva, he's better off fighting welterweights.

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Interesting

I would watch either

I would probably take either over Silva as well

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EIther fight is a decent option honestly. I think they are both winnable fights for Anderson as well as long as he's not taking these fights lightly.

I would also like to see Silva/Belfort II. That's a nice rematch of 2 "Legends" of the Sport. But Belfort is up against Jacare so that won't work, at least for now.

The idea of a Silva/Uriah Hall fight might not be popular but I like that fight a little more than the 2 mentioned above. I'd actually like to see Anderson Ko Hall. But that's also a dangerous fight for him too at this point. Not to take anything away from Hall but "If" Silva can't beat him, he might want to reevaluate his future at this fighting stuff.

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Mousasi would make for a snore-fest. Kennedy would be the more exciting mthcup for Silva because Silva is a counter striker and Kennedy is constantly moving forward. Plays right into his game plan.

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Posted by jbmoviefan

Either is a loss for Silva, he's better off fighting welterweights.



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Middleweight GSP.

Let's do this before it's too late. I don't want them finally hooking up for some Bellator show in 2025.

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Gimme Kennedy vs Silva. I'd watch that all day.

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I can actually see Kennedy being the more boring fight out of the two. Mousasi will at least stand an strike while Kennedy will probably look for the takedown right off the hop and try to grind out the victory for 3 rounds. Mousasi and Anderson striking seems more interesting and exciting than Kennedy laying on Anderson for 15 mins.

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Posted by Five-Alive

I can actually see Kennedy being the more boring fight out of the two. Mousasi will at least stand an strike while Kennedy will probably look for the takedown right off the hop and try to grind out the victory for 3 rounds. Mousasi and Anderson striking seems more interesting and exciting than Kennedy laying on Anderson for 15 mins.



My argument against Moose Saucey was the fact that Gegard & Anderson are both counter strikers, thus is would be a bit of a stalemate, like Gegard & Machida. Kennedy on the other hand, would be working for the takedown and Anderson would counter with his clinch work & knees. As Kennedy paws to move in, Anderson would work those hands. But after looking at his fight against Bisping, I'm not so sure Kennedy won't just take him down at will and lie on him for 25 minutes. I think Anderson might back himself up to the cage again and just let the takedown happen and try and work his BJJ.

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Posted by tildengolfer

My argument against Moose Saucey was the fact that Gegard & Anderson are both counter strikers, thus is would be a bit of a stalemate, like Gegard & Machida. Kennedy on the other hand, would be working for the takedown and Anderson would counter with his clinch work & knees. As Kennedy paws to move in, Anderson would work those hands. But after looking at his fight against Bisping, I'm not so sure Kennedy won't just take him down at will and lie on him for 25 minutes. I think Anderson might back himself up to the cage again and just let the takedown happen and try and work his BJJ.



I understand your guys' point and it's a good one. It very well could be a stalling type fight since they're both counter fighters... I'm just saying that type of fight could be more interesting than Kennedy laying on top of Silva for the whole fight. I can't see Kennedy trying to strike with Silva, I definitely think he'll go for the takedown right off the hop and will probably get it then grind out a win unless he gets caught in between rounds when they have to be stood back up. Not into seeing that type of fight...

Hell, they could both be boring fights but I could see a more excitement in the Mousasi/Silva fight and more disappointment in the Kennedy/Silva fight.

At this point in Silva's career, I don't want to see him face someone who's going to try and take him down and grind out the win from start to finish.....unless that opponent is GSP since that fight brings a different aura to it (even if it does turn out to be boring).

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Middleweight GSP.

Let's do this before it's too late. I don't want them finally hooking up for some Bellator show in 2025.



Agreed.

Post #14   3/3/16 9:25:41PM   

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All true hardcore MMA fans are pulling for Anderson Silva vs Jaideep Singh. Last Man Standing Punjabi Street Fight.

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