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
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
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