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Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen - UFC 148

Rogerio Kioshi
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Do javaranchers watch MMA fights? What do you think about this one: Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen? It will happen on UFC 148 in USA.
In the last fight, Sonnen won 4 of 5 rounds, but Spider Silva got him in a jiu-jitsu triangle. Silva said his rib was broken, to justify that bad performance, and Sonnen was caught in the antidopping exam.


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Jesus Angeles
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No comment on those 2 but I hear good things on A. Silva so I want to watch it on cable.

I dont like watching fights with big height and reach difference. Like Gustaffson - Silva and Jones - Evans. The weight is similar, but their reach and height are so different that it is disgusting to watch. The shorter guy cant even get close without getting whacked.

I think the divisions will also consider height and reach, not just weight.
W. Joe Smith
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Jesus Angeles wrote:No comment on those 2 but I hear good things on A. Silva so I want to watch it on cable.

I dont like watching fights with big height and reach difference. Like Gustaffson - Silva and Jones - Evans. The weight is similar, but their reach and height are so different that it is disgusting to watch. The shorter guy cant even get close without getting whacked.

I think the divisions will also consider height and reach, not just weight.


I disagree. Sure those 2 fights were one-sided, but that speaks more to the talent of Gustaffson and Jones than anything else. Randy Couture won the heavyweight belt from Tim Silvia despite the fact Tim was, and still is, considerably bigger than Randy. Does reach provide an advantage? Sure, but I don't feel it is grounds to create whole other divisions based on it. Most of the time, and Jones is a good example, reach has its downfalls. Jones can hit you from about a mile away, but he is not going to have knockout power at 205. He can't put on that much muscle and make the 205 limit. Rashad Evans, on the other hand, has 1 punch knockout power because he can build more muscle mass and still make 205.

Now, when Jones moves up to heavyweight.......man, that is going to be insane. I can't imagine what he could do walking around at a legitimate 230ish.


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Jesus Angeles
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For the ultimate test, yes, a featherweight can even beat a heavyweight sometimes.

For entertainment, where a featherweight fights a heavyweight, it is not pleasing to watch at all. It is very few times only that the smaller guy will win.
 
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