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Old 12-07-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia added to UFC on FOX 2

UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis" takes place Jan. 28 at Chicago's United Center.


MAIN CARD (FOX)
  • Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans
  • Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen
  • Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia
PRELIMINARY CARD
  • Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland
  • Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass
  • Michael Johnson vs. Cody McKenzie
  • George Roop vs. Cub Swanson
  • Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow
  • Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely*
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:19 AM   #2
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Decent card
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #3
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They're trying their best to justify a Bisping title shot. I was just thinking the other day that of the top middleweights, Maia is probably the fighter Bisping has the best chance against.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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They're trying their best to justify a Bisping title shot. I was just thinking the other day that of the top middleweights, Maia is probably the fighter Bisping has the best chance against.
Definitely

If Bisping beats Maia and the winner of Anthony Johnson/Vitor Belfort I think he could borderline deserve a shot though.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #5
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Definitely

If Bisping beats Maia and the winner of Anthony Johnson/Vitor Belfort I think he could borderline deserve a shot though.
If he gets past Maia, I think he's in. I don't think they'll risk him against anyone else.

Maia is one of my favorites, so I'll be rooting for him. Maia's striking is really coming along. I won't be surprised if wins without taking Bisping down.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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I hope he does get a title shot. Will be fun
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #7
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maia's got this
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #8
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Bisping fighting for the title would be huge in terms of the UK market. Dana knows the British fight fans are a massive mine of money, look how many Hatton fans would travel for his fights. Dana said in a press confrence the otehr week that in his mind Canada is now the no 1 location for UFC in terms of numbers and interest generated, this is almost exlusively down to GSP. Dana is desperate to find a really good UK fighter in that ilk, trouble is: there isn't any.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #9
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Bisping fighting for the title would be huge in terms of the UK market. Dana knows the British fight fans are a massive mine of money, look how many Hatton fans would travel for his fights. Dana said in a press confrence the otehr week that in his mind Canada is now the no 1 location for UFC in terms of numbers and interest generated, this is almost exlusively down to GSP. Dana is desperate to find a really good UK fighter in that ilk, trouble is: there isn't any.


and look at the cards the cunt puts on to reward them
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #10
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wait so who gets the title shot? The winner of bisping-maia or the winner of sonnen-munoz?
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia added to UFC on FOX 2

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If he gets past Maia, I think he's in. I don't think they'll risk him against anyone else.

Maia is one of my favorites, so I'll be rooting for him. Maia's striking is really coming along. I won't be surprised if wins without taking Bisping down.
That's going too far. Maia is better than he was but in pure striking Bisping is much better. I think Maia's striking is good enough though to set up his takedowns and hopefully he can sub Bisping.

I kinda doubt it though. Bisping will know that getting taken down is death and will do everything he can to avoid it and will probably end up pecking and running to a decision. I think Bisping's worst match up would be guys who could take him down no matter what like Munoz or Sonnen.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #12
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Bisping hasn't actually mixed it with the best 185s yet. When he did, he lost - Silva and Hendo. Silva was his best shot at beating a faded great. I think he needs that rematch. Maia doesn't threaten that much on his feet and his wrestling is average and Bisping will surely be trying to avoid jits at all costs.

Bisping needs to fight Sonnen, Henderson or Beflort. Even Wanderlei would be good coming off of his Cung win.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:10 PM   #13
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For a free card in the US, this is bad ass. Five fights I'm keen to see here:

Phil Davis vs. Rashad Evans
Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen
Michael Bisping vs. Demian Maia
Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Mike "The Destroyer" Russow

Glad to see Bisping fighting again so soon, Maia is one of the two top ten middleweights he stands a decent chance against in the UFC (the other being Brian Stann) so it's a good match-up for him. He's being guided to a title shot here, but if he beats Maia I won't object if he gets fed to Anderson.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:48 PM   #14
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6/10 - I wouldn't pay to watch this
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:54 PM   #15
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They're trying their best to justify a Bisping title shot. I was just thinking the other day that of the top middleweights, Maia is probably the fighter Bisping has the best chance against.
If Bisping can beat Maia then how can you say he is not somewhat deserving of a title shot? Big if though
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