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Chael Sonnen is arguably the WORST matchup for Vitor for anyone under 205.

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  1. yookfarb Red Belt

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    Let's describe Chael Sonnen:

    Practically Unlimited Cardio
    Big
    Strong
    Tough
    Solid Chin
    Grinder
    Active with strikes
    Lifelong American Wrestler with international experience at Greco Roman

    Remind you of somebody?

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    Obviously, the best guys at 205 are better than Chael but purely from a stylistic POV, Sonnen is poison for Belfort.

    Fascinating fight
     
  2. lowsingle Banned Banned

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  3. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Vitor is bat shit insane. He's on a mission. He's going to chew someone's arm off eventually. He might kick someone's head into the third row. Literally.

    Chael could wrestle-fuck him. He could not. There is a chance.

    But there is also a bigger chance that Vitor punts his dome like a Goodell signed football.
     
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  5. MCS Show mercy to those sheep

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    Sonnen has to fight a flawless fight to win, and he has a history of fucking those up. Vitor's a strong guy with some good TDD, has good subs, his guard is hard to pass, and he needs one opening on the feet to change the outcome.

    Chael candidly describes his opponents, Vitor steadily gets his praise, probably for the reason that he recognizes that it's a tough one for him.

    Sonnen will likely get the decision if he manages to not get finished. That top control scoring.
     
  6. pudgelarson36 Green Belt

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    Question... is Chael's cardio a myth?
     
  7. Le Fisticuffs Green Belt

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    Is it 5 rounds? That's a long time to avoid getting Jesus-Punched to the face, and Vitor has submissions as well.

    Chael has the tools to UD Vitor, but Vitor has the tools to KO anyone.
     
  8. yookfarb Red Belt

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    Vitor gets his praise, but he's also actively pursued this fight since he beat Marquardt. Belfort's a tough fight because he's a spectacular fighter, but not really because of his skills.

    This isn't a Rashad/Cormier situation where he's taking this fight to prove he'll fight anyone. He's wanted this for a long time.
     
  9. adamsilva Brown Belt

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    Jesus wins by crucification
     
  10. Phrozenspite Red Belt

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    Vitor isn't afraid to throw subs off his back, Chael has been triangled or armbarred what like 8 times?
     
  11. BMoseley INC Yellow Belt

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    Chael is going to UD Vitor. Wrestle fucked for every round.
     
  12. AKS1 Purple Belt

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    Keep in mind that just because Sonnen has skills that could create problems for Belfort doesn't mean than Belfort doesn't also possess at least as many tools to threaten Sonnen. It's not like it's heavily lopsided in Sonnen's favor. He could get KTFO unless he has a really good strategy and sticks to it the entire fight without a mistake. He can't give Vitor any window of opportunity, which is a daunting task considering how explosive he is. Vitor doesn't need a lot of time to put you in the fetal position counting stars.
     
  13. gotgear? Orange Belt

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    chael fold mentally when he is not in control of the fight. 1 or 2 combos from vitor and chael is going to beat himself psychologically.
     
  14. PAPERCLIP30 Silver Belt

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    He only has to avoid it for one round.
     
  15. Jawth Silver Belt

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    Weidman is better at everything than Sonnen, so I'd have to disagree.

    Part of me hopes that Chael finds a way to beat Vitor because I want to see how comically one sided Weidman vs. Sonnen would be.
     
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    the chris is definately the worst.but this fight is there to take for sonnen.hes not ducking vitor bro
     
  17. Spidermine Purple Belt

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    Vitor is his own worst enemy. Lets just hope he lays off the "Holy Spirit" enough to get licensed for this fight.
     
  18. Szwok Brown Belt

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    untill chael gets headkicked..... maybe, he might well be!
     
  19. KTMshredsall Green Belt

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    If vitor can sub rumble he can sub chael
     
  20. K1HerosNakamura Black Belt

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    I wanna see both Vitor vs Weidman and Chael vs Weidman. I'm sad
     

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