Franklin/Silva

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remember1118 PM remember1118
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Posted: 6/22/2012 4:58:29 PM
I saw franklin was at -175 earlier today. I think that is a pretty safe bet. Was kinda shocked to be honest.
 How do you guys see this fight panning out? I dont remember the first fight that well..think its been three years or so.  Neither men have been submitted in their careers...so its likely this fight goes  KO/decision. Its 5 rounds and i just cant see wand's chin lasting 5 rounds. Rich is the more technical fighter of the two and i think will catch wandy coming in like he did chuck. I never count wandy out but his chance of KOing rich isn't as good as the more technical strikers (a. silva2x,belfort,machida) that have put rich out.  Thoughts?
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Posted: 6/22/2012 5:24:07 PM
Last fight was very exciting. Throwing bombs all fight. Franklin mixed in some deadly kicks. Both survived huge shots. IMO Franklin has aged better since then
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Posted: 6/23/2012 12:46:15 AM
I don't know who's going to win the fight, but I do know this card to me really isn't PPV worthy.

The one difference from their first fight besides each getting older is that Silva can be KO'd with one shot nowadays, so there's always that angle to take into consideration.
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Posted: 6/23/2012 3:59:38 AM
I think Franklin wins this, and am quite confident in it. Franklin just came from Thainland where he was learning Muay Thai for a long time. I also think the fact that Wandy is fighting in Brazil may actually hurt him, because he may come out super aggressive and all pumped from the crowd, and leave himself open to get hit.

Only thing that has me worried a bit is the judging in brazil. there will definitely be some home favortism for the Brazilian fighters, and it could sting Franklin a bit if the fight is close
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Posted: 6/23/2012 11:05:38 AM
Pretty sure this one doesn't involve judging
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Posted: 6/23/2012 11:54:14 PM
Rich Franklin 16 months ring lay off?

Axe murderer fighting infront of his people?
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Posted: 6/24/2012 12:01:58 AM
Wanderlei by KO +200
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