Miocic vs Maldonado

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  1. VVarhead

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    Sup

    Didn't see a thread concerning that fight, figured I'd start one.

    Awesome match-up imo, going to be a great fight.

    I didn't analyze the fight a lot, but I got a feeling Maldonado will win this one. Mostly because Miocic will have trouble putting him out / rocking him in addition to Maldonados punching power.

    Maldonado by TKO 3rd round.

    How do you see it play out?
     
  2. SeattleFightFan

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    bet the house
     
  3. SimonNova

    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    First of all, random replacement considering the circumstances. Second, Miocic will tool Fabio.

    Fabio can win maybe a round like the 4 or 5 one if Stipe is gassed and Miocic in zombie mode.
     
  4. KevinL314

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    Moldonado is a volume striker for sure
     
  5. MitMcl

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    Tons of threads on this. Stupid fight. Maldonado will get murdered. Lol at 'punching power'. You fail.
     
  6. BobsyaUncle

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    It's been a while since we've seen Miocic on top in guard or half-guard. Watch the 2nd round of the SDR fight, he has vicious elbows from those positions. I think he finishes a very bloody Maldonado in the 2nd or 3rd round.
     
  7. Kanster

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    I see this fight playing out a lot like Maldonado's fight with Glover. Except for Miocic not getting rocked and he will do what Glover couldn't, he will finish the fight by TKO.
     
  8. Skydome

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    Huge mismatch. Rest of the card looks pretty bad to..
     
  9. SeattleFightFan

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    sure it's a stupid fight. but they cannot win for trying.

    read http://mmajunkie.com/2013/08/powerf...ood-ufc-matchmakers-joe-silva-and-sean-shelby. it won't change the fact that late replacements cause shitty bouts, but it should at least give you (and by "you" i mean "all mma fans") some insight into how easy it isn't.

    regardless, it's easy to pick the big underdog when there's no downside. when TS puts her allowance on the line, that's when i'll take her seriously.
     
  10. bleaK

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    I'm excited for this fight, but I do think Stipe will pick him apart.
     
  11. TomTheMonster

    TomTheMonster Tennessee king-pin

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    i always thought fabio was small at lhw. i have a hunch he will be destroyed.
     
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    waiting for Maldonado's odds to go up higher so I can bet some more $$ on him.
     
  13. VVarhead

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    Excuse me, punching power was not the most accurate way to describe what I meant. I do think he has decent handpower though, especially in the later rounds because he doesn't gas. Of course he doesn't throw full power all the time, that's what makes his "cardio" so good.

    I agree with the guy saying Maldonado could be beat by GnP. Definitely a possibility,
     
  14. dog y

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    in fairness, he did rock glover with what looked like a weak ass left cross, if I remember correctly.
    I'm hoping for a Maldonado comeback TKO in the 4th after getting destroyed in the first 2 rounds.
     
  15. Le Smish Smosh**

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    You know those situations when a drunk guy picks a fight at a bar with someone who knows how to fight and is completely sober? That awkward moment when the drunks face looks like bloody mince meat, but he is still staggering forward, sloppily swinging his arms and everyone in the bar is starting to feel sorry for him, including the guy he is fighting?

    That is what Maldonado will look like.... again.
     
  16. Ughugh

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    It's difficult to knock someone out from your back. Especially when that someone is a HW and you're a fluffy MW.
     
  17. O H

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    Hmmmm can't see your angle on this one
     
  18. Diet Otsuka

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    Gonna be interesting to see how stipe deals with one of the most accomplished professional boxers under contract with the ufc.
     
  19. yonski

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    I can see Miocic winning a UD
     
  20. KevinL314

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    your right, forgot about that. im sure the dude has some power in his shots i just think that his style doesnt show it too much.
     

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