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View Poll Results: Does Bonnar have any chance of victory at all?
Obviously Anderson should win, but Bonnar's size, toughness and attitude gives him a small chance. 16 45.71%
Run this fight 20 times, Anderson wins it 20 times. No chance at all for Bonnar. Bet my house on it. 19 54.29%
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #16
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A better chance than Sonnen had.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #17
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Small chance but Bonnar DOES have a chance. If Silva does have a weakness it would be his takedown defense and Bonnar on top of anybody is not good for the fighter on the buttom. Bonnar has a good size advantage and his Jiujitsu is no joke and id say his BJJ game is overall slightly better then Silva's. Plus you count out a guy like Bonnar who isnt going to fold mentally. Bonnar is very tough, always confident, and has nothing to lose.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #18
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I can understand making a fight like this on short notice and needing to sell it for pay-per-views. But it's hilarious how they're hyping up a fight with Silva's least competitive opponent in recent years and trying to make it sound like something else.

Ha ha, "either a spectacular knockout....or a historic upset". What an understatement. Just a polite way of saying "Bonnar's only chance of winning is by complete fluke, but in all likelihood he'll get KO'd - because between Butterbean, Charlie Zelenoff and Stephen Bonnar, Bonnar was the best we could do".
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #19
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I can understand making a fight like this on short notice and needing to sell it for pay-per-views. But it's hilarious how they're hyping up a fight with Silva's least competitive opponent in recent years and trying to make it sound like something else.

Ha ha, "either a spectacular knockout....or a historic upset". What an understatement. Just a polite way of saying "Bonnar's only chance of winning is by complete fluke, but in all likelihood he'll get KO'd - because between Butterbean, Charlie Zelenoff and Stephen Bonnar, Bonnar was the best we could do".
I thought they were being shockingly realistic with the marketing, actually. Running commercials that highlight Silva only, with no mention of Bonnar. The promotional video with Forrest giving advice. In fact, I thought that they were playing the 'no chance in hell' angle a little bit too hard.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:43 PM   #20
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A better chance than Sonnen had.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
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just don't see Bonnar getting layed out by Stann
Leben has a very good chin
but not a great one like Stephen
Anderson will win
by UD or sub
not by KO
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:07 PM   #22
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A better chance than Sonnen had.
corect me if im wrong, but didn't Sonnen win 24 + minutes of the first fight and the first round of the second fight?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #23
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Has Bonnar been confirmed to have shown up at the arena yet? If so, that may have been his first strategic mistake of the night.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #24
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I always give the underdog a chance, but im not too sure with Bonnar.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:41 PM   #25
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If Bonnar makes the fight ugly, closes the distance well, and can continually get a clinch; he has a very good chance. This fight may not warrant pay per view, but it is not a gimmie fight for Silva. This is a tough fight style wise.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:58 PM   #26
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I put 50 on Bonnar to win by dec.. to win 1000


So no.. he has no chance.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:12 PM   #27
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If Bonnar makes the fight ugly, closes the distance well, and can continually get a clinch; he has a very good chance. This fight may not warrant pay per view, but it is not a gimmie fight for Silva. This is a tough fight style wise.


If Bonnar fights smart and well, and Anderson takes a while to get into his groove, it could get interesting. If he stands there and waits for Anderson to **** him up, that's exactly what will happen. If he makes it a dirty, messy fight, that's where Bonnar is at his best.

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Old 10-13-2012, 11:36 PM   #28
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A better chance than Sonnen had.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:55 PM   #29
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He's currently trying to figure out how to shove a gun in his shorts and shoot Anderson without getting caught.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:58 AM   #30
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Did ***** win yet?
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