Posted On:4/24/2009 4:55pm
I'm staking my claim against the tide here, and going with Evans to win.
Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute
Posted On:4/24/2009 5:08pm
Style: Ba Zheng Dao Quan
I also vote for Evans.
Authentic Kung Fu in Buffalo, NY
Posted On:4/24/2009 7:34pm
Evans could easily win. I don't consider Machida a lock, by any means.
Posted On:4/24/2009 8:25pm
This looks like a great card and im thinking this is how it will go...
Originally Posted by Hesperus
Rashad Evans Vs. Lyoto Machida
Matt Hughes Vs. Matt Serra
Yushin Okami Vs. Dan Miller
Sean Sherk Vs. Frank Edgar
Houston Alexander Vs. Andre Gusmao
plus that Pat Barry guy with some tree chopper leg kicks wuld be nice.
Posted On:4/24/2009 9:10pm
Machida's chin has never been tested and Rashad has power.
Rashad by better gameplan.
Posted On:4/25/2009 11:53am
Style: Pekiti, ARMA, other stuff
Random thought- they really should have had Alexander vs Soku before he left the UFC.
Posted On:4/25/2009 3:29pm
So out of curiosity, what does everyone think Rashad's game plan might be?
Posted On:4/25/2009 3:57pm
I expect the first couple of rounds to be feeling out, boring even. Evans always seems to start slow and unless you come to him Machida basically doesn't do much. So after Machida wins one or two rather actionless rounds Evans will have to start looking for takedowns more aggresively, when that doesn't work he'll spend the last round or two looking for a homerun hit like on Liddel, it wont happen and he could very well be KTFO late in the fight.
Ok, maybe that's not his plan, but it's how it'll go.
Now iz BBQ Timez?
Posted On:4/25/2009 5:13pm
Style: TKD, Relson GJJ, Judo
Oh man, oh man, oh man, oh man! I'll be rooting for Machida, but I like Evans, too, and it I think it is too close to call between the two of them.
I hope Serra beats the snot out of Hughes.
Mushi mo atsui hodo
Originally Posted by chuey
...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but
Three rights make a left.
Posted On:4/25/2009 6:44pm
Style: Ronin wannabe
Evans could be the one fighter who refuses to chase Machida. If it turns into a slow-paced, 3-punch-exhanges-at-a-time affair, Rashad definitely has the edge because of his power and Machida's untested chin. Greg Jackson could actually make him do it too, which is why I'm worried. Hopefully Machida shows some competent offense if Rashad won't chase him.
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