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Old 05-25-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
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Light Heavyweight bout: Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller
Heavyweight bout: Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow
Light Heavyweight bout: Antônio Rogério Nogueira vs. Jason Brilz
Welterweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. John Hathaway

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Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Lightweight bout: Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon

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Lightweight bout: Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe
Light Heavyweight bout: Luiz Cane vs. Cyrille Diabaté
Lightweight bout: Aaron Riley vs. Joe Brammer
Middleweight bout: Ryan Jensen vs. Jesse Forbes
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans

What's everyone thinking about this event then?

Even with Little Nog vs. Forrest Griffin becoming Little Nog vs. Jason Brilz, this is still a hot card. One of the biggest events without a title fight we've seen in a long time.

I'm going with Rashad in the main event. I might be in the minority here, but I think he'll pull off the win.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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This should be the popular thread in the MMA section....

I'll be shocked if Rashad wins....Rampage should KO him
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
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I actually figured most people would take Rashad over the worst coach in TUF history.

Rashad has better overall skills and is better wrestler.I think the only thing that Rampage has over Rashad is brute strength.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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I fancy Rampage for this. I wouldn't look to much into Rampage as a trainer most of his talent seems to be down to him knowing what to do and his physicality than being well trained.

Looking forward to seeing lil Nog again. Not sold on the main card not too many interesting fights imo, not been following MMA as close as i was last year though.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:06 PM   #6
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This is going to be easy for Rashad. Too much speed and just as strong, people forget that Rashad was fighting HW at TUF and he dominated at times.

Rampage will get exposed for the overrated one dimensional fighter he is.

One thing Rampage is famous for is his ability to absorb a beating, it wont be any different Saturday.

He beat two old shot fighters (Liddell and Wand) I just dont get it.

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #7
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I'm going for Rampage, he's such a animal, who's strength will ultimately come out on top!
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:33 PM   #8
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What you have to remember is Rampage beat Chuck twice, and even though he wasn't in his prime the second time, he was still the LHW champion and Rampage came in and did his thing. Rashad's KO was more brutal but it wasn't the same Chuck.

I just don't see how Rashad isn't going to get caught with something big from Rampage, he's going to so his little smile and give his "you ain't shit" grin but he's going to catch more and more and get KO'd.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:49 PM   #9
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What you have to remember is Rampage beat Chuck twice, and even though he wasn't in his prime the second time, he was still the LHW champion and Rampage came in and did his thing. Rashad's KO was more brutal but it wasn't the same Chuck.

I just don't see how Rashad isn't going to get caught with something big from Rampage, he's going to so his little smile and give his "you ain't shit" grin but he's going to catch more and more and get KO'd.
Are you insinuating that the Chuck Rampage fought isnt the same Chuck that Rashad fought? Yes Rashad might get caught but highly unlikely since the only two fighters Rampage has ever caught with his telegraph punches are Old Chuck and Shot Wand.

In the first Chuck fight, he was getting tagged but like I said he takes a good beating and he grinded Chuck down. And even though that was prime Liddell, that wasnt a champion Liddell.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:06 PM   #10
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I like Rashad on this one. I think he's the better wrestler and perhaps the more intelligent fighter. Rampage has a way of surprising me from time to time though. I didn't expect him to beat Dan Henderson.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:33 PM   #11
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What you have to remember is Rampage beat Chuck twice, and even though he wasn't in his prime the second time, he was still the LHW champion and Rampage came in and did his thing. Rashad's KO was more brutal but it wasn't the same Chuck.

I just don't see how Rashad isn't going to get caught with something big from Rampage, he's going to so his little smile and give his "you ain't shit" grin but he's going to catch more and more and get KO'd.

He couldn't KO Jardine who's been sparked cold by every halfway decent fighter that he's faced in the past couple of years. Don't get me wrong, I think that Rampage is more than capable stopping Evans, but I'm baffled by the people who think that it's a guaranteed outcome in this fight.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:41 PM   #12
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Evans by decision.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #13
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I don't think Rashad is going to have tons of success trying to take down Rampage. Rampage has solid takedown defense. Also, Jardine (and Forrest for that matter) posed a very particular problem because they have some of the best leg kicks in the division, and Rampage is no good at checking leg kicks. Rashad doesn't utilize leg kicks so much.

Silva definitely hurt Rashad in their fight. I think Rampage has good enough boxing and too much power for Rashad. I just don't think Rashad is going to be able to avoid that powerful left hook all night and when it connects I think Page is going to finish him. Rampage has shown a good beard in the past (basically only lethal knees to his face have ever really hurt him that i've seen).

I have Rampage in this fight by KO. I am not counting out Rashad or trying to discredit him, he is one of the very best fighters in the LHW division without a doubt. I just think Rampage is a bad matchup for him stylistically. Rashad's striking and style resembles to me Chuck Lidell + occasional takedowns. For this reason I think Rampage is all wrong for him.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:15 AM   #14
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I'm hyped for the main event. Looking forward to see Bisping because he is British and I think he an still evolve into a better fighter. Want to see more than 7 seconds of powerhouse Duffee. Lil Nog should be okay and want to see another Brith in Hathway.

Good thing about MMA, is that more often than not, they come to fight because they are hungry, want to get a ko bonus etc So you can get someone like Lil Nog facing an easy opponent but who will at least come to fight otherwise they go home with no money and will get cut.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:47 AM   #15
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I actually quite like the main event. Hopefully we get a destructive double KO.
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