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How did Michael Chiesa beat RDA?

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  1. GuanoApes Blue Belt

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    The only fight I’ve seen from Chiesa was against Anthony Pettis, and Chiesa got subbed. Anthony Pettis has not been looking that hot lately either..

    RDA just submitted good fighter Kevin Lee.

    I thought for sure it’d be a safe pick for me to pick RDA over Chiesa. What happened??! I didn’t see the fight..
     
  2. JabToucher Banned Banned

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    He's made improvements. That and utilising his wrestling.
     
  3. Londonjitsu Brown Belt

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    Chiesa has been drained his whole career, if he didn't win the LW ultimate fighter, he would have been at welterweight straight away i think.
     
  4. Schoolboy Q Gold Belt

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    Superior grappling.
     
  5. Axe720 Red Belt

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    Chiesa was a lot more fragile at 155. Tonight he pretty much followed the gameplan Usman and Colby used on RDA. He wasn't as dominant, but he controlled him the majority of the fight.
     
  6. Azure Sherdogology PhD.

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    He is huge and better than people give him credit for being.
     
  7. beephin Red Belt

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    Cause he's finally at his natural weight class and is a legit grappler, which is RDA's weakness. Thank God Chiesa isn't killing himself with every weight cut anymore.

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  8. Derbemag Green Belt

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    Hugging him
     
  9. TuggSpeedman Banned Banned

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    I bet on Chiesa...made $40! But really, RDA has been cooked for a minute now
     
  10. MeatWagon06 Biting on feints

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    Chiesa has looked good since moving to 170
     
  11. omawho402 Brown Belt

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    Congrats! I sat this one out bc the fan in me didn't want to bet against RDA and JDS....Although objectly I thought they'd both lose like they did
     
  12. 560ti Brown Belt

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    By cutting 30lbs. Same stragety as when he was at 155 (bully smaller fighters)

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  13. YellowBanenoo Banned Banned

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    he found a right weight class for him. He is strong and doesn't gas as fast.
     
  14. theflashh Banned Banned

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    Would love to see a Chiesa vs Lee rematch someday
     
  15. Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    RDA is a shell of his former self.
     
  16. PlatinumColbyCovington Banned Banned

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    The real question is how did RDA defeat fighter Kevin Lee
     
  17. GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    Snuggled to death. But seriously rda took no damage.
     
  18. grndzro Purple Belt

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    By not letting RDA go off on him. Used his range, and quick clinches to pressure and grind it out with his size.

    I was sweating the whole fight. RDA is really good. Kinda went how I expected it to.

    Don't blind bet. Always do the tape, and more research.
     
  19. Ares Black Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He was much bigger, and he outgrappled him.
     
  20. BFoe Fedor Fight Week—WAR GOAT! Platinum Member

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    I thought the same thing. RDA got blanketed. He’s gotta stop moving straight back, and learn to move laterally. Just gets pressed against the cage and taken down by pressure fighters.
     

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