UFC Rio is ahead
Anderson Silva vs. Japan Yushin Okami
Mauricio Rua vs. F. Griffin
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Brendan Schaub
Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson
Brazil Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Thiago Tavares vs. Spencer Fisher
Rousimar Palhares vs. Dan Miller
This will be an amazing card, not only because those southron americans rarely lay and pray.
Apparently, the angle is Brazil vs the world, as only one little fight on the Facebook card features no guy with green-yellowish shorts.
Okami is great, but I don’t see him being able to cover his ass for 25 minutes against the no.1
He’ll make a mistake and Silva will unleash.
Even training with Chael, who was juiced to the gills and was always all about the takedown, won’t make Okami’s style change overnight and transform him into a tekudownu-banzai machine.
And his boxing is juuuust not good enough.
Rua is one of my favorite fighters. I knew he was in trouble against Forrest back when they clashed first. I was shocked how bad it looked against Jones.
However, in my opinion, injuries and bad cardio brought him down the first time, overobsessing on a gameplan was his doom against the now champion.
That won’t happen here, no injuries and no riddle to solve - Forrest is still a grinder who’s standup and BJJ are very solid.
Shogun will try knock his ass out.
Shogun wins, if he can avoid the ground.
I hope Brendan Schaub will make it successfully back to the states, cause he’ll punish Nog into retirement. It already hurts while I type. The city will hate him.
Probably the only american victory that night.
Barboza is made for showing how muay thai can be applied against boxing in the octagon - brutally.
Cane vs Nedkov - no idea.
Probably Tavares, as he can deal with all of Fisher’s strengths.
Palhares vs Miller.
The ridiculously buff brazillian looks superiour in pretty much every way: badass mug, unprenouncable nickname (Babyeater?), tan. Can Miller hope to wear him out?
I don’t think so. Babyeater will krush then submit!