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Old 12-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Tito Ortiz Vs Sakuraba

Back in the year 2000 lets say instead of fighting Yuki Kondo in December Tito fought Saku.

Ruleset: PRIDE

1st : 10:00
2nd: 5:00
3rd: 5:00

Who takes it?

Kazushi Sakuraba

Height: 6'0
Weight: 176-183lb's

Saku would've been coming off of a huge string of wins and what should've been a loss to Guy Mezger but we all know how that turned out. His only real loss in years was to Igor Vovchanchyn on the same night as his brutal fight with Royce Gracie which lasted like 90 minutes if I'm not wrong, maybe more? He still gave Igor a good fight mind you and had him in trouble with an armbar.

Tito Ortiz

Record: 5-2
Height: 6'3
Weight: 199lb's

At the time Tito would've just beaten Wanderlei Silva to become champion after Frank Shammrock left the building, Tito wasn't as experienced as Saku obviously but was quite a bit bigger and just beat the man who would send Saku into a bad spiral. They share a common opponent in Guy Mezger and while neither man beat him without controversy, Tito beat him more convincingly and that impresses me more than Sakus bizarre win over Mezger despite The Hunntington Beach Bad Boy's previous history with Mezger.

I'm thinking that Tito has the edge due to his size and GNP, Saku obviously has the more dangerous submission game and striking is a toss up.

I've got Tito via UD/SD.

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #2

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Id take Tito but it would be close

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #4

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Prime Tito = beast

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Peteyandjia View Post
beat me to it after I went into the reply screen

"GSP by Dec" is the new "Rickson by Armbar"
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #6
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Tough one.

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #7

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Did you see Arona vs Sakuraba? Tito would smash him on the ground.

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #8

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In 2000 Tito by manhandling but as always never count Saku out

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #9

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Best case scenario is a SD loss for Ortiz.

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