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Old 10-14-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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yep, my predictions have been very good of late(besides couture) so i'm going to be bold and say Franklin avenges his brutal loss.

In the first fight Rich actually thought he could stand with silva but learned the hard way that it wasn't a good idea. After watching Lutter have success with Silva on the ground I think rich will go for a take down and try for a GnP. Rich is a big 185 pounder and should be able to control Silva on the ground.....even though Silva is good on the ground as well.

And as for the vera fight, I think Vera is very dynamic and should be able to beat Sylia in some way or another. But Tim is never a pushover and is apperently healthy again and is fired up. But i'm still going with Vera. Vera should emerge as one of the best in the division after this fight. And when/if i'm wrong I'll eat my crow. I don't spout off like some people then dissapear after the results
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:04 AM   #2
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Lutter is world class on the ground. Franklin's not. I think he'll have to try to stay out of the clinch and hope to land some big stuff. I don't thing there's a very good chance of that, though.
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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yep, my predictions have been very good of late(besides couture) so i'm going to be bold and say Franklin avenges his brutal loss.

In the first fight Rich actually thought he could stand with silva but learned the hard way that it wasn't a good idea. After watching Lutter have success with Silva on the ground I think rich will go for a take down and try for a GnP. Rich is a big 185 pounder and should be able to control Silva on the ground.....even though Silva is good on the ground as well.

And as for the vera fight, I think Vera is very dynamic and should be able to beat Sylia in some way or another. But Tim is never a pushover and is apperently healthy again and is fired up. But i'm still going with Vera. Vera should emerge as one of the best in the division after this fight. And when/if i'm wrong I'll eat my crow. I don't spout off like some people then dissapear after the results
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:44 AM   #4
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I do think people are reading too much into the first fight.
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Old 10-15-2007, 01:09 AM   #5
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Everything Rich does Silva does but a lot better.

If you look at what Franklin has in his weaponary and then Look at Silva's the gap between the two becomes quite apparent. I see no reason why the result should be any different from the first fight.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:10 AM   #6
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I got both Franklin and Sylvia.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:21 AM   #7
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Silva should operate on Franklin with surgical precision.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:33 AM   #8
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Yep. Silva has his number me thinks. I wonder who's going to fight for Randy's vacant title? Maybe we will have a 3rd pride champ in Nog pretty soon :P
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:31 AM   #9
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I think Franklin will need to put anti-friction grease on his neck because last time he got grabbed their it was followed by a horror-show of knees to his head. I think Franklin will win this even though Silva's the better fighter, IMO.
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Secret Rival... In your avatar, is that Emanuel Steward searching for Reggie Bush?
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:37 AM   #11
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I'm really hoping Franklin wins, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:45 AM   #12
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I think Franklin will need to put anti-friction grease on his neck because last time he got grabbed their it was followed by a horror-show of knees to his head. I think Franklin will win this even though Silva's the better fighter, IMO.


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I'm really hoping Franklin wins, but I'm not holding my breath.
You'd better be also hoping that Silva isn't holding Franklin's neck or it'll look like this . . .

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Check out the rearrangement of Rich's nose. Silva seemed hostile in that bout.


P.S. Was it just me or did you hear Anderson Silva let out a cry of "Tiger Knee!" as he did this . . .

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Old 10-15-2007, 01:52 PM   #13
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yep, my predictions have been very good of late(besides couture) so i'm going to be bold and say Franklin avenges his brutal loss.

In the first fight Rich actually thought he could stand with silva but learned the hard way that it wasn't a good idea. After watching Lutter have success with Silva on the ground I think rich will go for a take down and try for a GnP. Rich is a big 185 pounder and should be able to control Silva on the ground.....even though Silva is good on the ground as well.

And as for the vera fight, I think Vera is very dynamic and should be able to beat Sylia in some way or another. But Tim is never a pushover and is apperently healthy again and is fired up. But i'm still going with Vera. Vera should emerge as one of the best in the division after this fight. And when/if i'm wrong I'll eat my crow. I don't spout off like some people then dissapear after the results
Success on the ground? You mean being controlled in the guard, expending useless energy and then being tapped out? Yeah, Franklin should follow that blueprint
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:09 PM   #14
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Silva beat on Franklin like the Franklins owned his ancestors. He was shooting knees like they were going out of fashion.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:25 PM   #15
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Success on the ground? You mean being controlled in the guard, expending useless energy and then being tapped out? Yeah, Franklin should follow that blueprint
Hmmm I seem to remember something else like Lutter taking down Silva with ease about 3 times and passing his guard with ease **** he even mounted Silva and wouldve stopped him had his tired as not decided to go for a quicker finisher with a sloppy armbar attempt.
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