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    UFC 160: Velasquez vs Bigfoot II - 25 May, 2013








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    Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva
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    Mark Hunt apparently still stuck in Oz. Can't fly out cause of Visa issues or something. May be replaced by Roy Nelson.

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    Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva- By any reasonable standard, this shouldn't go any different from the first fight. Silva hasn't really added anything new to his game since the last time Velasquez gave him facial reconstruction surgery. Velasquez via GNP. Again.

    Junior Dos Santos vs Mark Hunt- If it happens, the Hunt redemption story probably ends here. He's on a different skill level from the other mid-to-low tier guys Hunt has beaten recently. Dos Santos is too quick, won't just stand and trade, and he's got a pretty good chin. JDS via unanimous decision.

    Unless it doesn't work out, in which case we'll have-

    Junior Dos Santos vs Roy Nelson- Another case of "no reason it should be different than the first time." Nelson won't get finished, but Dos Santos' takedown defense is really good(threw off Velasquez or got back up repeatedly), so I don't see it going to the ground. And Nelson's striking is basically just "overhand until it works", and that's not going to cut it here, like it didn't last time. Dos Santos by UD here, too.

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    Neo, I cannot dispute your logic, at all.

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    Mark Hunt is in but now has only 6 days to acclimatize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Sigma View Post
    Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva- By any reasonable standard, this shouldn't go any different from the first fight. Silva hasn't really added anything new to his game since the last time Velasquez gave him facial reconstruction surgery. Velasquez via GNP. Again.
    Well... Silva is deservedly the underdog. But I do think it will go different this time (not saying he's gonna win). Last time, Silva got unlucky with the bloody cuts on his head. Without those, I think he'll show more opposition this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranquil Suit View Post
    Mark Hunt is in but now has only 6 days to acclimatize.
    As someone who's never travled a distance larger than two states to compete. I am curious how big of an affect does international travel have on a fighter? I remember daiz threw a fit when he had to go to canada because of the time difference.

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    Which was only a three-hour time difference...

    Nick Diaz also doesn't like media and press conference stuff so that was a convenient excuse for him to sleep instead of doing the open workout for the media and fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judokarl View Post
    As someone who's never travled a distance larger than two states to compete. I am curious how big of an affect does international travel have on a fighter? I remember daiz threw a fit when he had to go to canada because of the time difference.
    Diaz threw a fit because that's what Diaz does.
    In my experience, jetlag from travelling this many time zones (especially travelling eastward) can make you feel miserable for a couple of days. Six days is a reasonable time frame to recover completely, though, especially if he has control over his sleeping schedule and doesn't have to go through a lot of extra stress (like training super-hard, or cutting weight).
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    I don't think it's just the jet lag effect that is the problem, there's differences in air pressure, oxygen saturation and actual climate that can affect people for a while, from what I have gathered. Take what I say with a grain of salt and a shitload of ketchup, because that's gleaned from docos and the like about Olympic athletes and such, from memory over my years rather than science or specified research.
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