Kamaru Usman vs. Demian Maia: Who takes it?

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    Id go with Demian by sub. Kamaru is new to the sport.
     
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    Maia by backpack
     
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    I'm in the minority that would go out on a limb and pick Usman. I'd probably be wrong though.
     
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    I'd be with you. Dude is freaky strong and athletic with skill to boot
     
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    Highly relevant fantasy match up
     
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    Thera are no guarantees in MMA, especially with guys as athletic as Usman is. Maia would be the favourite in my book by a notable margin, but I wouldn't put it past Usman to get the upset.
     
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    Yessir, also a very experienced wrestler. I think his physical strength / wrestling prowess would outwork Maia's BJJ. Usman was asking for this fight, I'm sure he also feels his wrestling trumps Maia's BJJ.
     
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    that fight would have the potential to be one of the most boring fights of all time
     
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    Usman via being a better wrestler and keeping it on the feet
     
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    He has put in some work in a relatively short amount of time. At this point he'd be RNC'd quickly though. In a year or 2 he'd be able to win, but Maia would probably be spent at that time anyway.
     
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    I think Usman takes it.
     
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    That is what I heard prior to Shields/Maia and I though that fight was really entertaining.
     
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    Usman vs Nelson is the fight to make imo
     
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    Nelson is fighting Ponzinibbio in the Main Event of the Scottland card. Weird matchup but I don't mind it. Ponzi is a lot better than given credit for.
     
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