Silva vs Hendo
- 10-24-2007, 07:48 PM
Silva vs Hendo
Anderson Silva is looking invincible these days. He is quickly moving up the P4P list, and is #1 on a lot of the MMA expert's lists right now. But lets suppose Hendo dropped down to 185 again. Who do you think takes this one.
I'm going with Henderson. I think Silva is a better overall fighter (certainly more exciting), but Dan is taylored made to beat him. Control wrestlers are what is going to give Anderson the most trouble, as he has a great ground game but not amazing TD defense. We've seen it before against Chonan, Lutter, Newton and so on (although it does look to be getting better)
Hendo also has an invincible jaw. I think Dan is more likely to get a KO of Silva than the other way around. I do think Anderson would win the stand up war, just not get a KO.
Submissions have been a problem for Hendo, but he has been training harder and has better sub defense than before. I think this is the most likely way for Silva to win.
Tell me what you think.
- 10-24-2007, 07:59 PM
- 10-24-2007, 08:55 PM
I could see Dan squeaking out a ground control decision, but Anderson could be the man to overwhelm him for a TKO. Dan seems to have an iron chin, but Anderson has never been phased by a punch either.
I don't know if anything connected cleanly, but Rich appeared to hit him a few times with zero effect. I actually think Anderson was basically slipping those punches so that even Rich's best shots were merely glancing. The same happened when Rich threw inside leg kicks. Anderson just calmly pulled up and away from it so it had no impact. I think only one connected, but even that seemed to have no effect.
10-24-2007, 09:06 PM
10-24-2007, 09:18 PM
I hear you. I saw that clip with Anderson boxing with Nog, but I think part of it is that the punches don't really connect. I think his coordination is so good that he doesn't need to cover up that much b/c he is basically slipping punches all the time.
10-24-2007, 10:00 PM
That's true, he was slipping most of the punches. I'll have to find that clip and watch it again. From what I remember their were a few hard shots that landed and Anderson didn't even seem to notice. You're right though, Anderson is in the matrix, his subtle movements are amazing.
10-24-2007, 11:50 PM
silva is so slick, and his coordination and elusiveness is crazy good not sure i spelt that right but anyways
10-25-2007, 08:16 AM
I see Dan taking it to the ground and controlling the action there. Keep in mind, I dont think Dan has ever been stopped on his feet either. I really would love to see the UFC sign Lindland to see him and Silva go at it.
10-25-2007, 12:25 PM
Not sure who would win. Maybe Dan by control? I think that Silva's chin is better than Dan's, but both are good.
10-25-2007, 12:27 PM
I don't think that Silva's chin has been tested, but Dan's has been and he has never been TKO/KO'd.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
10-25-2007, 12:54 PM
I would have to pull for Dan. I think he can take Silva. Henderson is so versatile.
And if he can't, UFC should just bring in Ryo Chonan.
10-25-2007, 12:55 PM
10-25-2007, 03:02 PM
10-25-2007, 03:22 PM
10-25-2007, 03:23 PM
That was a very different Anderson Silva. He does not fit the Chute Boxe style of reckless aggression and, since he left, has completely renovated his style and technique.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
10-25-2007, 03:44 PM
Yeah, Silva barely (maybe questionably) beat Otsuka in Pride. He's definitely a different fighter now.
I've seen Silva take some big punches. He was mounted by Lutter and was getting pounded with little effect. Hendo can take a punch, though.
10-25-2007, 11:54 PM
Dan is definetly one of the few who would probably beat Silva.
I think he could control the fight withstand Silva's and take the decision. That being said Silva is without a doubt on the top of his game right now and this is one of the fights I want to see most right now. Too bad Dan has said he is not going to move back down. No one at MW in the ufc has a shot at taking Silva down.
10-28-2007, 12:48 PM
I actually couldn't see Henderson winning the fight, if they do fight and Silva does win, where does he go from there?
To add to the above conversation about Silva's illusiveness, if anyone seen during the Franklin fight where he dropped his hands and dodged 5 or 6 of Franklin's punches by bobbing and weaving. I don't think much more can be said about his illusiveness than that.
10-30-2007, 08:46 PM
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