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#417302 - 03/19/09 05:33 PM Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98
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Not exactly recent news, but I am very excited to see this fight!

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=18601

Machida and Evans are both fighters I would never bet against... but If I had to pick, I would go with Machida. I just don't see Evans getting into an effective range against him.

I don't know that Hughes vs. Serra is even a worthwhile fight now. Werent they supposed to fight two or three years ago? I don't see either of them getting another shot at GSP. I think Hughes will beat the snot out of Serra easily, maybe in the first round.

What do you think?

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#417303 - 03/20/09 09:46 AM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: motobusmonkey]
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Machida/Evans should be a great match, and I am looking forward to it. This despite being very disappointed about not seeing Mir sub Lesnar again, until UFC 100.

Yeah, I think that Hughes will take Serra, too.
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#417304 - 03/20/09 11:05 AM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: MattJ]
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I'm really looking forward to Machida-Evans, its one of the more interesting title fights to have happened in a long time. The fact is, there are so many unknowns with both fighters that its difficult to make a judgement as to who will win.

I can't pick a winner from Hughes-Serra either. Neither has been exactly active recently, and so they are both completely unknown commodities. What I do know is that Hughes has in the past had great strength and conditioning which is not necessarily still the case, while Serra relies on his jujitsu which will probably be as sharp as ever. Strangely, I find myself leaning towards a Serra victory on the grounds that Hughes comes into the fight with less good conditioning than we're used to and has trouble with his stand-up.

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#417305 - 03/20/09 02:05 PM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: Supremor]
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I just feel that the way Hughes dominated Royce Gracie proves that you can't beat him with jits alone, even if that was quite a while ago. What makes you think that his conditioning won't be what it usually is? I can't recall ever seeing Matt Hughes gas out. He doesn't seem like the type to let it go to waste, even more so now that he has his own gym to represent.

What I would really like to see is a Machida vs. Anderson Silva unified title match, but that is about as likely as Fedor vs. Couture.

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#417306 - 03/20/09 05:47 PM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: motobusmonkey]
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The Machida Vs. Evans fight both are counter fighters could be boring unless one decides to bring it. I like Machida's submission over Evans wrestling but Evans G&P is awesome. Evans hands are more Versitle but Machida standup options are more versitle. I see it as a toss up and a decison.

Hughe vs. Serra On the ground I think Hughes has an advantage. Standing Serra got a heavy right hand but I think Hughe is more versitle standing both are ex-champ, super coaches and overall good people that if they let you get close most like them. Hughe is a future fall of Famer so I'll give him an edge if he don't get knocked out I doubt if he'll get submitted.

Of course theres always the surprise because of a mistake or intense training.
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#417307 - 03/21/09 03:33 AM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: Neko456]
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My gut tells me Machida and Serra Victories, but my gut has been proven time and again, to know sweet fanny addams about MMA

My reasoning, for what its worth, is that Machida has not only an unorthodox stand up game, but one that works very well, and his ground game is as solid as they come. i see him finding openings that Evans didnt know existed, then lights out.

As for Serra vs Hughes, this is purely based on Hughes's performance against Vera (I think that was his name anyway, hughes's last fight?) where he looked small, pale, and had lost his explosive power. This fight will tell if that was down to chronic overtraining (Rogan was talking adoringly about how Hughes had been training 3 times a day), or if he is shot.
If he can find some gas in the tank,he will win, but if it aint there, he is going to the bar in the first round.
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#417308 - 03/21/09 08:41 AM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: Cord]
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It pains me to say this (as a semi-BJJ guy), but wrestlers seem to out-do more purely BJJ folk in MMA, very often. This is also true in my BJJ class. On this basis, I give Hughes the advantage, albeit a slim one. Serra probably has the better striking, assuming that Hughes isn't over-trained, as Cord noted.
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#417309 - 05/09/09 02:17 AM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: MattJ]
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I as well wouldnt bet on the Machida Evans fight. I think its a fight where anything can happen too quickly or go the distance in a boring fight. I like em both but if i did bet id have my nutts in my mouth from begining to end. The Serra Hughes fight id probably have to go with Hughes as Serra is a way smaller guy and less ground game. If they decide to stand though and Hughes doesnt keep him on the ground i think he can get knocked out easy.

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#417310 - 05/09/09 08:37 AM Re: Machida to replace Rampage/Frank Mir at UFC98 [Re: Biohazard74]
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Machida is on the rise.

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#417311 - 05/24/09 01:47 AM Re: Machida to replace ufc98 *spoiler*!!!! [Re: Cord]
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My reasoning, for what its worth, is that Machida has not only an unorthodox stand up game, but one that works very well, and his ground game is as solid as they come. i see him finding openings that Evans didnt know existed, then lights out.





ATTENTION Fa.com!! Cord has a time machine!!!!!

How many times did machida get hit?

The thing I like best about his style.....*ahem*KARATE is that not only does it win him mma fights,but would keep him alive on the streets as well.

Plus, I'm glad Rashad didn't get the chance to pull drama.

*mattj quits bjj and signs up at tiny tiger's*




man...I'm going to play this karate card to the hilt!!!! ROFL!!!!
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