How do you see Silva Diaz playing out? Predictions

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  1. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

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    Having thought about this match up a few things immediately come to mind

    Both Fighters are Southpaws

    Diaz rarely checks leg kicks

    Silva has a point to prove after breaking his leg

    I predict Silva seriously hurting Diaz with kicks to Diaz front (right) leg, maybe even stopping him this way.

    How do you see this fight going?
     
  2. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Silva by tko in the 2nd. I think he'll punish Diaz.

    Nick isn't known for take downs or kicks, I can't see how this will bode well against a striker like Anderson.
     
  3. Bokelj

    Bokelj Trigger central

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    Dunno, the leg kicks he did on Weidman before the snap were vicious, wonder if he does em. But yeah, kicking, taunting, head movement
     
  4. gabe1k

    gabe1k Brown Belt

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    I see Silva backing up and hitting Diaz with punches and lots of leg kicks. Meanwhile Diaz plods forward into them the whole time trying to bait Silva into standing right in front of him. He gets KO'd in the 3rd then later cries about how Silva just ran the whole fight.

    I also think Silva won't do any clowning.
     
  5. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    I'm hoping after about 1.5 minutes Anderson hits Diaz with 20 shots and wins by finish. I'm fearing that Diaz walks Anderson down and catches him with his hands down and finishes him.
     
  6. The Don

    The Don If there is no struggle, there is no progress Platinum Member

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    I expect Silva to throw a bit more kicks than usual. Maybe a few taunts in the later rounds from both fighters. Would be interesting to see Nick's pitter patter style against Silva. Would love to see Silva win, but don't mind him loosing a close fight either.
     
  7. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba Blue Belt

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    I just hope Diaz doesn't do that "hit me, bitch" stuff. When he started doing it in the Daley fight I was entering cardiac arrest
     
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    tool149 Purple Belt

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    Diaz tko in the 4th
     
  9. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

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    Anderson normally starts slow, but if Diaz trys walking him down then I would imagine he will quickly be picked apart.
     
  10. jasonjonesmma

    jasonjonesmma White Belt

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    i see it playing out quite similar to the bj penn fight.i just dont see how a 40 year old man with a rod in his leg can keep up with nicks pace.besides no ones ever out struck nick.diaz by late stoppage or ud.
     
  11. The Don

    The Don If there is no struggle, there is no progress Platinum Member

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    Hahahaha!
     
  12. omawho402

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    I see mutual respect at the beginning for sure, but look for Silva to get back to his old ways of gauging the timing of his opponent before engaging in striking exchanges.

    I see Silva methodically picking Diaz apart and just dancing on him with fluid movement and striking.

    I don't see either party taunting, at least I hope not.

    I like Diaz, but in this fight he's the enemy and all I care about is Silva winning.

    You heard it here first, Silva is out for blood and Weidman you are next!
     
  13. should be worse than what Bendo did to Nate
     
  14. puppybird

    puppybird the wasteland champ

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    i see that rod in his leg doing some serious damage!
     
  15. Carsormyr

    Carsormyr Purple Belt

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    Silva via KO rnd 2
     
  16. GordonMMARamsey

    GordonMMARamsey Brown Belt

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    I think if Diaz can get through the leg kicks, his chin will carry him further than people think.

    And I think eventually he'll test Silvas chin, and it'll turn into a fun fight. I honestly dont think Silva just rapes him the way most people think he will. I give Diaz about a 20% chance of winning, if I had to bet on the fight, I would put it all on Silva. But I think it'll be better than people think.
     
  17. Spath

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    I think Silva looks for big counters when Diaz gets in range and starts throwing. I hope Silva drops him with a beautiful counter straight and blitzes Nick with gnp.

    Maybe round 2 TKO for Silva.
     
  18. MuayThaiBX

    MuayThaiBX Black Belt

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    I see it going one of two ways: either Nick walks into a big counter and gets finished early OR the fight goes to a decision in which both of them do plenty of taunting and put on a show.
     
  19. lhx58

    lhx58 Purple Belt

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    Diaz via KO,
    in All Anderson training videos he looks slow as hell and weak
     
  20. evensteven

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    Nick allows himself to take far too many shots. He'll take them all day long in order to trade with you. It's not gonna work with AS. First or Second round KO for Silva. BAD matchup for Diaz
     

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