Really hope vitor finishes what chael started and knocks anderson out.
Hopefully vitor will be sharp even though he has not fought for a while.
That's why I think Anderson will win. I like Belfort a lot and I would love to see him KO Silva but it will be the first time that he'll fight at middleweight in a long time, plus the ring rust and the surgery... I don't think he will be in the shape he sould be to beat A.S, unfortunatly.
Amazing Card!! i can't wait!!
silva will finish this one. yall are counting out the #1 p4p in the world..
Who's counting the pound for pound king out? GSP isn't fighting until April.
You're an idiot
When is GSP's next re-rematch?
Do you mean the invincible one? or the one with the most powerful jabs on the planet?
No I mean the most dominant fighter at any weight, the least beatable guy in the world. Silva proved against Sonnen that he is beatable and can be dominated. GSP hasn't lost a round since Koscheck 1 and even that round was only on two judges' cards and it was stupid as hell anyway, he won all three in that one too.
Can't lose = best, i think the dictionary and pragmatism will back me up.
How is GSP the most dominant at any weight? not like he's fought at any other weight..you must mean silva.
Im getting really tired of telling you guys what actually went on with the sonnen match. When GSP goes for like his 10th rematch against someone he's already fought, and it's thiago silva on steroids while GSP has a rib injury, lets talk.
Till then stop pretending cheating and injuries don't matter, no doubt you'd NEVER be consistant if you believed that
Very very tough fight to call. If I had to pick I would go with Vitor, just based on how focused he seems lately and where his head is at. Not exactly the most tangible factor, especially from a fan perspective, but I have a strong feeling.
I think if Anderson is smart he will try to clinch or take it to the ground early. I know Anderson is an exceptional striker, but standing with Vitor, especially early in a fight, is a death sentence. One shot and its goodnight, whereas it will take multiple shots for Anderson to finish Vitor.
Anderson is the smarter and safer choice for the W based on overall skillset and consistency, but I'm goin with Vitor by KO Round 1.
I think he will stand with Vitor and use is movement, reach advantage, and kicks to keep Vitor on the outside. He will pick him apart for a round or two, wait for his opening, and if he rocks Vitor, he will finish with knees from the clinch.
Vitor is a great striker; Anderson is the greatest MMA striker of all time. Period. For anybody to pick him to lose by KO is foolish; even if it happens, it was far from the most probable outcome.
1 thing that a lot of people seem to underestimate is Silva's chin, and for that reason i don't think its 1 shot from Vitor will ko him. I's advise to watch his pro boxing matches, or even the Hendo fight he can take a shot. Look back at the Sonnen fight and analyze Silva's fluidity, balance and timing it was way off his usual levels. I expect SIlva to shut up all the hater's and show why he is 1 of the best Strikers and finisher we've seen.
What do you mean he's focused lately? When was the last time you saw him fight? And it was his typical hit or miss fashion because he's always been that kind of fighter. Anderson doesnt need to clinch really, he's a much more complete fighter and better striker. Vitor wanted no part of standing with liddell back in the day, and he was WAY easier to hit than silva is.
It's like people don't know anything about the fighters they try to hype up here. If standing up with vitor is a death sentence why was he trying to desperately to hold liddell down. Vitor isn't even a 1 shot fighter....silva is. Vitor finishes with flurries...learn your fighter.
Or, bet the farm on someone you know nothing about.
Some of these guys love to hate on Silva, don't they? No wonder why they thought Sonnen was a Superhero
as cool as the trailer is, i was hoping for one similar to the UFC 124 and 125 trailers, both of which were awesome
I'm sure Wanderlei Silva would give up his soul for a 'Hot Tub Time Machine' just to have an opportunity to change the past if he could, because those fast punches Belfort landed on him in "UFC: Ultimate Brazil"are still giving him nightmares.
I was happy with the unexpected last minute win against Chael 'Madoff wannabe' Sonnen but I got less and less interested in Silva as a MW champ. I hope Vitor's fast hands can knock Silva but a close decision is more likely...
Anyway i'm rooting for Vitor and maybe we will see Silva going up to LW and be tested but he probably wont cause he knows all these big wrestlers will **** him up.
Scuse my french, i mean beat him up ;P
Yea soo many big wrestlers in LW are a huge threat to silva..he doesnt want to mess with edgar. And if you meant LHW then the only wrestlers in the top 10 are like...jones and bader, and jones would probably strike so that just leaves bader..do you think bader is better than silva?
Yea it's getting really old seeing everyone who doesn't know what they're talking about hate blindly
Well you dont know much either...What makes you think Jones would strike with Silva? Cause he striked with Vera? And you forget Evans would could control Silva for five rounds.
Bader is not better than Silva but it not about being better overall, its about one strength being effective against once huge flaw. We all know Silva's flaw.
If you wanna school someone try to be a little better in your analysis. This was pretty weak attempt.
Is jones a points fighter? No...so that's how i know he wouldn't go for points. Yea..evans controlled machida so well, if anything silva does not lack the confidence in his abilities that Machida now does.
Silvas weakness isn't "wrestling". Infact, if you actually know both his losses and recent wins, you'll find that it's his ego which is his weakness. In his takase fight, as well as with Okami, he gives up takedowns he could stuff at 1st...the announcers actually say that. If he feels a threat then he doesn't give another fighter an advantage..i doubt he gives belfort the free shots he gave maia and chael.
So your schooled, but it's better for you to argue from ignorance against me, you'll gain mcuh needed allies.
It has nothing to do with points, Bones will use his wrestling skills to finish this fight, control and gnp. Hes a smart fighter and there no way he'll let Silva be comfortable on his feet.
You really have to be a biased silva nutthugger to refer to his old fights to make a invalid point. Sonnen is not a better fighter than Silva but beat him up for five rounds, i dont think Silva's ego is the only problem lol
Anyway, I am not gonna waste my time and argue with a deluded fan like you if you cant stay with facts. I dont hate Silva personally, just voicing my opinion based on facts. You can disagree but calling ppl ignorant is pointless when you're obviously a biased fan like 80 percent of this site now.
I'll let you jerk off on Silva's poster now, enjoy.
Why would he do that? Makes as much sense as saying Chuck lidell would GnP shogun just because he had wrestling. Sorry einstein, you can't just make up a style for someone in order to put them ahead in a hypothetical fight.
Yea...ALL silva nuthuggers bring up his losses im sure, and why the hell wouldnt you bring up ACTUAL losses if you're talking about a fighters weakness oh basic one? You're not even smart enough to realize that sonnen lost..or that he was on steroids etc etc etc.
Facts, sonnen lost. Silva lost to subpar fighters. How is 80 percent of the site silva fans? Yea...calling you ignorant ought to be a compliment..atleast ignorant people have a valid excuse for being wrong.
Now return to the circle jerk of ex fedoretards who have nothing to do but hate on silva.
When a p4p best fighter like Silva gets dominated for five rounds on the ground by a supposedly average fighter on roids like Sonnen, there is a problem. Admit it or not but Silva has work to do in this area if he wants to be able to beat anyone and not Thales leites or Cote...
And i am not hating on SIlva, i like his style and wished he'd get even better but you're obviously blinded by your own stupidity and your brain must be intoxicated by your own farts.
When its a well known fact the guy was on roids and fighting an injured fighter, and months later peopel STILL can't grasp that, there's a problem. Yea you can say he has work to do there, but seriously he doesn't get taken down too often without actually giving it away, thats why i brought up his losses.
If he's got a full sprawl, and then reverses position to go to his back..yea he gave that away. His ego is his biggest problem, period really. Goodjob not refuting anything i said there btw, preschool humour and retort will still win you many fans.
This convo is getting nowhere so i thought adding a little infantile fun into it. I dont really need to refute cause you dont really read propely. I said this site was more and more about defending your fav fighter and finding excuses for them instead of encouraging reasonable factual debate.
You can love your fighter without using foolish arguments like ohh his ego is his biggest problem. His ego laid him on the ground with hendo for a full round too??
Anyway the future will tell, i am sure we'll talk abt it again soon.
You guys really really whine whenever i talk about fighters weaknesses. I mean the guy stuffs how many takedowns....you dont see congo doing that, know why? because wrestling IS congos weakness, but thats still not his weakness as a fighter.
yea silvas ego is his biggest weakness, hence why he lost to subpar fighters. Vitors mind is his biggest weakness. Machida has a psychological weakness(confidence). I can go on and on but if i don't say something completely basic that noone has to think about, some princess is going to whine and then next thing i know i'm accused of hyping up phil baroni or somethign equally stupid.
I never said that SIlva has no TD defense, just that he will have troubles with the big powerful and technical wrestlers at LHW jones bader evans. Silva is tall and lean and thats a little disadvange, i think Rogan mentionned it in the sonnen fight.
Silva would have prob with these guys, with or without ego issues, thats all.
Jones is tall and lean..wtf? Good thing i have an insult restriction.
Just saying, when he's ACTUALLY been defeated, it was his ego that's the problem. Believe it or not, the mind actually can control what the body does, training habits, patterns or weaknesses. That's not exactly a huge stretch.
i agree that mental is a big factor and plays a part but please dont compare silva to a natural born wrestler like Jones. Why cant you think about it yourself madness lol well you're funny anyway....
It's either being tall and lean is a wrestling disadvantage or it isn't, it can't be both. It's so easy to get you people to contradict yourselves because you know you're lying. Hell if jones could hypothetically do that against silva then he could do it to shogun easier..but God forbid i say that since it's not cool to hate on shogun.
Could ask what makes jones a "natural born wrestler" since i already took away the physique argument, but the fact is that it's still like saying Lidell would have done something he really had NO habit of doing in fights.
I get your prb man, saying a fighter can potentially do something to a fighter is hating?? I agree that Jones could do that to shogun and i m not hating, i am actually a shogun fan but not biased to that point.
We will actually verify soon if jones legs are a problem against bader...maybe !!
Saying that a fighter "could" do something that they have shown no inclination to do ever before is motivated by hate, but only because i saw your previous comments about how Anderson would be "too scared" to move up to LHW.
I mean, if you're not hating why not say GSP is afraid that the strikers are gonna mess him up in a diff division. Or fedor, or cain..etc etc etc..why ONLY anderson? Whatever man.
Cause that was a thread about Silva. I guess you talk abt wat ppl say in general? I can only talk for myself and i think SIlva might be 'scared' to move up permanently. He wants to stay the big fish in a little pond, what is next for Silva after belfort? The same thing goes for GSP but its not as natural for gsp to move up cause of his weight.
SIlva said he'l go up once if i remember and changed his mind, why?
I am not hating, i am just frustrated cause i wanna see these great fighters challenged and not hold on to their belt so easily.
Anyway, we will see, maybe this will happen, i hope...cause MW and WW division will be a snooze fest soon.
You also probably meant LHW not LW
lol Yeah, good call Alex.
he didnt take his last two opponents seriously, and he really has to with Belfort. its a dream situation for UFC, it forces Silva to fight a striker, showing him at his best, allowing UFC to cover over his more uninspiring wins
Agreed ! Anderson has mostly been fed wrestlers or JJ experts recently, and when you give him a striker, he fights like a god (Griffin, Franklin, Irvin, Marquardt etc...). No wonder he had bad performances when you give him ground fighters cuz it's not his specialty, but he still won.
I'm very very surprised everybody wants Anderson Silva to lose... It's like people are tired of him winning. If i was a fighter, seeing this reaction from the fans wouldn't make me wanna be the best of the best cuz people start hating you and wish you get knocked out.
I'm a faithful Anderson Silva fan and I want him to win by KO in the first round, which will probably happen.
He is always inspiring to me, he owns the fight game and has been an inspiration to many on what it takes to be champ. He pulls the upset on the guys that try to upset him. I agree though he has not been taking the fights seriously and I fear that is a problem when a guy keeps winning and is rarely challenged. Hope he comes in serious this time because I think Vitor is the biggest threat for sure and far more than Chael for one reason he is a finisher and he had all day to sling a choke on Chael but he won't have that luxury with Vitor until the later rounds for sure.
This fight is a trap for Vitor. Silva will devastate him.
And how stacked is this card?!
1 month away....
Ya man I got Silva in this one too..hes going to be to quick for Belfort not to mention the ring rust n surgery Belfort has
Don't forget dropping down to MW.
In all honesty Jones vs Bader is a far more interesting and important fight then Silva vs Belfort imo.
am i the only person who's aware of the fact that belfort hasn't fought since 2009? why is he getting a title shot? no wonder dan henderson left the ufc when they chose vitor over him.
He was next in line for a title shot then injuries & Sonnen occurred.
I agree it is not really deserved but I think they are trying to match him with somebody different to see what happens.lol.
He never deserved the shot in the typical sense. He has literally never fought at 185 in the UFC. But he does deserve it in the sense that he probably has the best chance in the UFC right now of beating Silva, other than Sonnen but we all know that isn't possible right now.
"the greatest fighter in the world has finally met his match", it's too late to call him the best in the world IMO.
And it's too early to say that the best in the world has met his match.
Why too late?
What a great card. I can't believe i have to wait a whole month for this :(
Best card I've seen in the UFC, hands down.
Belfort by first round vicious knockout.
Jones by second round spinning elbow knockout.
Franklin by third round submission.
Just a wish list, but really looking forward to these fights.
Hmmm.... its hard to say about this Main fight cause Vitor Belfort is amazingly fast and has ko power in both hands, and is good all around mma - and his opponent has the same attribute's and has been fighting more than Vitor and ther is ring rust im sure one ;punch will end the deal.
Anderson phenomenal striker with too many tools to pulls off this fight.imo
yeah he had a rib injury in the last one, i think we'll see him back to 100% for this fight and prove why he's the p4p king
i'm ready for silva to lose just because the way he's carried himself in the last 2 years after abu dabi with damien maia he lost me as a fan but i want to see silva vs gsp more than i've ever wanted to see any fight.
I got Silva winning. you've got to remember he's one of the most accurate if not the most accurate striker in MMA. the chael fight was a wake up call and i think AS will come in motivated and prepared. Not to mention the fact Vitor hasn't fought in a year and all that other crap.
Just hope Vitor is 100% because he hasnt fought in a year
Vitor New Champion....
Hard to pick, i like both fighters.
I predict there will be a KO, question is from who ??
the fact Sonnen put Silva on his backside from punches a couple of times suggest Vitor has a decent chance of dropping silva also. But then looking at belforts losses, silva has a decent chance of catching Belfort, so it could well be a case of who is faster to the punch. I'd be surprised if this goes to the ground as both will probably want it to stay standing.
I am rooting for Vitor in this one, mainly because I like him better personally and I think he would be a great champion, but also because I would like to see the MW division shaken up to provide more interesting matchups.
The only way I see Vitor beating AS is if he does not allow AS to stay on the outside, and pick him apart--but rushes him with strikes and applies pressure. Of course, this would be walking into the UFC's most feared counterpuncher's wheelhouse, so it could go either way.
I don't believe AS likes pressure or getting hit--that is why he has that style which utilizes his long arms and legs from the outside to rock his opponent--then he swoops in and finishes fast.
Either way, I don't see this fight going out of the first round.
This is a sick card I cant wait. But I think Jones vs Bader could have headlined another card or co main evented (without Rich vs Griffin) to promote rising stars even more, they're sort of in the shadow of the two main fights for casual fans.