Nate Marquardt vs Brad Tavares

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  1. SUBLIME FAN

    SUBLIME FAN Black Belt

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    Underrated fight right here in my opinion. I think it has the potential to be barnburner and one of the best fights on the card. Who do you guys see taking it? I'll take Marquardt via KO/TKO in the 2nd or 3rd after a solid, solid fight that sees a little bit of everything.
     
  2. punky brewster

    punky brewster Black Belt

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    Very much agree. Nate's a hot/cold fighter but I think hot Nate will show up and a KO is on the menu.
     
  3. DyinHawaiian

    DyinHawaiian #FEELTHEBERN

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    Tavares can bring a hell of a fight when he is forced to, but yeah, Marquadt probably finishes him.
     
  4. UniqueSteez

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    Going with Nate by via submission he has a very slick ground game.
     
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    I'm in the minority that thinks Tavares wins. The guy is sharp and was absolutely tooling Boetsch before getting sloppy. I think he goes into this fight laser focused having lost his last two and takes home a clear cut decision. Marquardt doesn't have much left in him if you ask me.
     
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    Was pretty hard to choose who wins in this fight. I went with Marquardt but you never know what you'll see. Tavares is pretty solid and may win a decision by being busier and throwing leg kicks, but I think Nate has it.
     
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    I got Tavares by tko.
     
  8. Happiness

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    I think Nates a shot fighter or very close to ir. Tavares wins.
     
  9. Drake

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    Pretty much exactly what I was going to say :)
     
  10. Slapchoppin

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    Tavares is the forever underdog

    i have him by decision
     
  11. ironball

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    marquardt finishes him n makes it look easy. 2015 is gonna be a big year for him he's gonna get his shit back together and put in another sick run at 185
     
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    It's easy to forget I had Tavares pegged as a legit up-and-comer at 185 a year ago. 2014 was rough on poor Brad. I'm still baffled how Boetsch managed to KO him with that goofy ass counter.
    As far as this fight goes, if Nate shows up in his old form at 185 he should win this via UD. If he's lost a step or two in his old age Tavares takes the decision, as per every win he's ever recorded in the octagon outside of Baroni.

    This fight will be a very good litmus test as to where Nate's at at this stage in his career.
     
  13. HGH4LIFE

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    I don't see how Nate loses this one.
     
  14. SKITZADACTYL

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    stopped trying to predict nate's fights, all i know is when he's on he's a fuckin monster.
     
  15. HGH4LIFE

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    Woodley says different
     
  16. TRYHARD 2001

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    Woodley's living in the past.

    He needs to let go, G.
     
  17. Huligani

    Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    I expect an exciting fight. Leaning towards Marquardt.
     
  18. robjenkins2

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    I was high on Tavares a few years ago but he hasn't really progressed imo. Marquardt can compete with anyone when he is on.
     
  19. Matt M

    Matt M It is happening again....

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    I'm going with Nate. On his day he can still be a beast.
     

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