At the 78 Post Conference, Dana White announced it will be none other than Dan Henderson fighting for teh MW championship. I think we will see the end of Spider's reign
Damn, this could be a great fight. However, there is the potential for LNP. I wouldn't want to risk standing with A. Silva, and he's squirmy as hell, so Hendo might just try to hold him down in what could amount to a MW version of Edgar vs. Fisher.
I am torn on this fight, but I really think that if Hendo comes in ready, then he will take it. What event will this be at?
Great news, this fight has huge potential. I hope Anderson KO's Dan.
This fight has a huge upside, but an equally great downside to be a LNP showcase.
On a side note, what is Filho's contractual situation with the WEC?
I've never seen hendo lay'n pray on anybody. It will be an exciting fight.
If Hendo begins to trade with Anderson and enough accurate shots begin to fall he'll take it to the ground. I don't think there is much disputing that. Hendo can brawl, for sure, but I don't think he's unwise. If he begins losing trades, he'll take it down and keep it there. IMO.
Hence the potential for a LNP decision.
Nice. I don't think Dan will let the fight stay on the outside much. He'll work the clinch/dirty boxing game or the ground. Tough fight to call.
It will be March 1 UFC 82 I believe. Also at the Arnold.
If I was a betting man, I say Hendo by UD. I dont think Dan has ever been stopped with that granite chin.
I agree, I dont see him getting (t)ko'd. I could see this going all 5 rounds with Hendo taking him down at will and winning a dec. or getting subbed late due to gassing a bit. However, I dont see anyone else at 185 who can beat Silva, maybe Lindland but thats it
Oh man...I feel like a little kid in a candy store reading this!
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
this rocks. Silva all the way.
I say sub 3rd round through a minor slip/mistake in Hendo actions that Silva quickly advances on.
Judging by his recent fights with Wand and Rampage, he wont be afraid to get in there and swing for the fences. Both bigger guys with proven KO power, esp Wand.
Its tough to guess how this fight will end up, but either way I havent looked forward to a fight this much for a long time. I hope Hendo takes it.
sick matchup....very excited for this...
Decision Dan fer sure