Tito Ortiz Vs Sakuraba

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Sakurabas Ear, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Sakurabas Ear

    Sakurabas Ear Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    2,799
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Cole Harbour
    Back in the year 2000 lets say instead of fighting Yuki Kondo in December Tito fought Saku.

    Ruleset: PRIDE

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


    Who takes it?


    [​IMG]

    Kazushi Sakuraba

    Record:11-2-1
    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.


    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  2. WinningOne

    WinningOne Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Id take Tito but it would be close
     
  3. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Iridescent Algae Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    73,879
    Likes Received:
    85,299
    Location:
    Mountain Bar
  4. maksy

    maksy Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    6,411
    Likes Received:
    60
    Location:
    Teu cu
    Prime Tito = beast
     
  5. wasp

    wasp JUNGLE JUICE

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,227
    Likes Received:
    1
    beat me to it after I went into the reply screen
     
  6. mmascene

    mmascene Cinturón de plata.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    10,517
    Likes Received:
    147
    Location:
    Tijuana.
    Tough one.
     
  7. wilKO

    wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    21,002
    Likes Received:
    39,733
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland
    Did you see Arona vs Sakuraba? Tito would smash him on the ground.
     
  8. WarriorPoet1

    WarriorPoet1 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,651
    Likes Received:
    439
    Location:
    Ontario
    In 2000 Tito by manhandling but as always never count Saku out
     
  9. joeyjoejoe

    joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    10,470
    Likes Received:
    14,131
    Best case scenario is a SD loss for Ortiz.
     
  10. 1strikeclothing

    1strikeclothing Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    Messages:
    10,432
    Likes Received:
    80
  11. dbsh209

    dbsh209 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Messages:
    4,282
    Likes Received:
    4
    Tito by wrestling & gnp
     
  12. Kumason

    Kumason MMA freak!

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    6,370
    Likes Received:
    2,885
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    "His only real loss in years was to Igor Vovchanchyn on the same night"


    you didn't watch that fight did you?Sure it was a loss but after he didn't get the decision if I remember correctly he deserved he called it a day kind of like Guy Mezger (or should I say Ken Shamrock) did vs him.


    As far as the fight itself in pride it would be a toss up i'd lean Saku I think he'd get the favorable decision =/ in the UFC at that time I would go Tito.


    That was 5 yrs later Sakuraba had already gone drastically downhill and the game had evolved.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
  13. FenoxSky

    FenoxSky Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    4,937
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    Tito sub defense is amazing, and he was just too big for Saku.
     
  14. gopackgo555

    gopackgo555 It's the music that we choose

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    8,930
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    Location:
    OC/UCLA
    Tito was so much bigger than Saku
     
  15. Ace70 V2

    Ace70 V2 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    4,661
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Inside Her
    I love Saku, but I think Tito would maul him.
     
  16. SP1D3R KN33S**

    SP1D3R KN33S** Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tito would brutalize Saku. Arona styles

    Too big of a weight difference between 2 primary grapplers. Tito always dominates smaller fighters easily
     
  17. ashman160

    ashman160 Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,171
    Likes Received:
    0
    Saku by pride rules
     
  18. PRIDExxFC

    PRIDExxFC Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    6,408
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    The Great White North
    Saku via sub. He has no issue wrestling and subbing bigger guys like Rampage and Randleman.
     
  19. Lawplace

    Lawplace Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,016
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    <>
    so was Rampage
     
  20. gopackgo555

    gopackgo555 It's the music that we choose

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Messages:
    8,930
    Likes Received:
    1,146
    Location:
    OC/UCLA
    I know, I'm just saying it shows how good saku was that we even have him in conversations like this when the other fighter had such a significant size advantage
     

Share This Page