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phelen
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6692 posts since 16/8/06

20 Apr 2012 13:46
I also hope Rashad wins. He has the skill and experience to beat him. But so did Machida, just in different facets of the game. I see it going the same way, Rashad executing his gameplan, controlling the fight, until he leaves an opening for Jones to take advantage of, followed shortly after by a TKO.
phelen
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6692 posts since 16/8/06

20 Apr 2012 13:46
I also hope Rashad wins. He has the skill and experience to beat him. But so did Machida, just in different facets of the game. I see it going the same way, Rashad executing his gameplan, controlling the fight, until he leaves an opening for Jones to take advantage of, followed shortly after by a TKO.
FLG
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5882 posts since 21/5/04

20 Apr 2012 14:10
I don't understand why nobody throws leg kicks at him and then closes the distance, Not sure I've ever seen Rashad throw a leg kick either
gawkrodger
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7641 posts since 4/11/08

20 Apr 2012 14:44
I'll be cheering for rashad but then I'm slightly biased due to gym/team affiliations etc

He has been working on a lot of BJJ so may suggest a game plan of turning into a ground war
zoom
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6688 posts since 22/7/05

20 Apr 2012 14:44
Probably because when people close the distance on him he throws them nasty spinning back elbow hybrid things. Get one of them out on you from close range and its night night. He's also pretty good in the clinch.
phelen
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6692 posts since 16/8/06

20 Apr 2012 15:29
Plus Shinya Aoki!!!!
hakkajai
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149 posts since 14/11/10

20 Apr 2012 15:57
Rashads got the power advantage, but so did shogun, machida and rampage! I'm going for Rashad tko 3rd round via over hand right!
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

20 Apr 2012 16:08
Ive always liked Rashad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moik01e_Kas
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

20 Apr 2012 16:08
I mean ive always liked him since after the time when i didnt like him.
gawkrodger
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7641 posts since 4/11/08

20 Apr 2012 16:15
i've never understood the hate for Rashad.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

20 Apr 2012 16:20
He was real cocky at the beginning wasn't he. In a douchebag way and not a charming way.
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6688 posts since 22/7/05

20 Apr 2012 16:24
Yeah on TUF 2 he was a proper arrogant/cocky twat just like Koscheck was on TUF1.
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20 Apr 2012 16:27
Also, this just went up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t_IK2_7mhw
FLG
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5882 posts since 21/5/04

20 Apr 2012 16:55
Just noticed Pickett's got 4 bonuses in his 6 WEC/UFC fights Cool
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

21 Apr 2012 20:00
Dos Santos vs Mir now official. I don't get why they waited this long and yet couldn't wait until 2-3 days until Overeem had his meeting with the NSAC?

gawkrodger
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7641 posts since 4/11/08

21 Apr 2012 21:31
don't know how to embed

Alvarez vs Aoki

http://www.5thround.com/112653/bellator-66-eddie-alvarez-vs-shinya-aoki-fight-video/
deuce
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14051 posts since 21/1/08

21 Apr 2012 21:37
any feeds for tonight?
vip
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3970 posts since 27/3/06

22 Apr 2012 09:44
average event that.

the last card was better
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

22 Apr 2012 10:54
Rashad was doing alright until he started playing holdy hands and got continually elbowed in the face in the 2nd. After that he may as well just have given up. I appreciate Jones is hard to beat but his opponents thus far seem too cautious to force the fight with him and end up allowing Jones to do whatever he wants, much like people are with Anderson Silva. Needs a Chael Sonnen type approach.

Rory Mcdonald was very impressive.
sydneyking
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5052 posts since 26/9/09

22 Apr 2012 11:07
bill wrote: Rory Mcdonald was very impressive.