Anderson Silva's Next Opponent Announced
- 11-18-2007, 11:08 AM
- 11-18-2007, 12:21 PM
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.
- 11-18-2007, 12:23 PM
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?M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-18-2007, 12:36 PM
11-18-2007, 12:42 PM
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?
11-18-2007, 12:48 PM
11-18-2007, 12:53 PM
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.
11-18-2007, 02:36 PM
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.
11-18-2007, 02:55 PM
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.
11-18-2007, 03:04 PM
11-18-2007, 03:19 PM
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
11-18-2007, 06:29 PM
11-18-2007, 06:47 PM
Oh man...I feel like a little kid in a candy store reading this!
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
11-19-2007, 12:04 AM
this rocks. Silva all the way.
I say sub 3rd round through a minor slip/mistake in Hendo actions that Silva quickly advances on.
11-19-2007, 11:41 AM
11-19-2007, 01:05 PM
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.
11-19-2007, 01:14 PM
11-19-2007, 01:41 PM
11-19-2007, 01:45 PM
11-19-2007, 02:57 PM
11-19-2007, 03:25 PM
Dan is definitely not afraid to trade though.
11-19-2007, 04:02 PM
11-19-2007, 06:20 PM
This is a great matchup. It is going to end up on the ground for sure but Dan is not going to LnP... It might look like that because Silva is good at defending from his back but it'll be a war for sure.
Lindland is the only person I'd say is a lock versus Silva, his skill set is more well rounded than Hendo's and he's a more technical fighter overall.
11-19-2007, 06:25 PM
11-19-2007, 06:34 PM
11-19-2007, 08:14 PM
If anyone knows a more reasonably priced establishment in the west LA area that will prepare and corner fighters I'd like to hear about it.
I'm in pretty good shape though, I could probably cut for 205 and be fight ready in ~4-5 weeks.
11-19-2007, 08:17 PM
11-19-2007, 08:37 PM
I agree about Lindland, however as was said before I could see Silva ko him quickly. I think Hendo has the best shot b/c of the chin.
How about a recent interview with Frankie Shamrock thinking he could beat Silva. I love good ole frank
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11-22-2007, 07:39 PM
I was hoping Hollywood would go down to 185lb. This will be a great fight i'm sure with those 2 being excellent fighters. I see Dan taking it any way he wants. Not easily though.
11-27-2007, 07:01 PM
11-27-2007, 07:04 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-27-2007, 07:30 PM
I hear you Rodja, all blackbelts were not created equal, but I think Anderson is damn good on the ground, and has improved a lot over the last few years. When he was with Chute Boxe, they were much more of a striking school. CB BJJ seems to have come along, too. It was originally a Muay Thai school. His training with the Nog's has paid dividends. Even before the elbows, Lutter had no chance to escape that triangle. And moves such as the armbar bait he gave Lutter when mounted as an opportunity to escape was either sheer stupidity or an utmost confidence in his abilities. We've also seen some beautiful sweeps from Anderson.
BTW, when Jas referenced the clinch, I think he was referring to Greco, not the MT plumb. This could be interesting, b/c if Hendo tries to work dirty boxing from the clinch, one mistake could give Silva the clinch, after which Hendo will be introduced to Franklin's plastic surgeon.
11-28-2007, 12:21 AM
Silva may not be a great pure bjj guy, but I think he combines his strikes and upkicks to make for a deadly ground game.
And don't even think we're gonna let you or Rodja win another contest.
11-28-2007, 12:28 AM
11-28-2007, 01:23 AM
Unrelated: Henderson comes to my home town as a paid guest at a fight card with jose pele landi, landi get KTFO and henderson goes to one of the sponsors bars..... Couldnt compete with my punch stats on the punching machine.... haha dan would obv hack me like a broken twig but i hit harder that night. SWG - 1 Dan - 0..... Silva KO.
11-28-2007, 01:31 AM
Don't underestimate Anderson's bjj game. He's quite flexible and he could be close to the level of the Nog brothers under which he trains. I'm not sure a decision is likely but even if it is we won't see a Hendo win via LnP. Plus Dan's conditioning is hit or miss so Silva may capitalize on a 5 round fight. The refs also have a tendency to stand up Silva fights so he can KO people. It will be interesting to see who can assert themselves in the clinch and the stand-up in general.
Both guys are ambassadors for the sport and whoever wins will continue to represent the title with dignity. I have to pull for Hendo though as I think he needs and deserves some stateside recognition. Plus if he loses it makes it easier for the UFC to dismiss him. If Anderson loses it's a setback but he'll be right back in title contention.
11-28-2007, 05:15 AM
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