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RDA vs Edwards - Who You Got?

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  1. LockardTheGOAT

    LockardTheGOAT Sherdog's Intellectual Savior

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    This fight is happening this Saturday, and no one is talking about it. Who do you think will win?

    Will Edwards continue building his streak (RDA will be the first 'great' opponent he'd have a win over) or will RDA continue his comeback by handing Leon his first loss in seven fights?

    I admit I haven't seen enough of Edwards to judge, so I'm gonna have to go off gut feeling on this one and go with RDA.
     
  2. Subwrestling101

    Subwrestling101 White Belt

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    Looking forward to this myself, i think it is going to be a great fight, I am leaning towards RDA
     
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    If Gunnar Nelson could land a TD on Edwards I'm sure RDA can if he grinds him down enough.
     
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    great even matchup win for either moves him forward

    unless this is RDAs 'slowing down' fight I pick him
     
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    Ch31ck Yellow Belt

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    Edwards. He's incredibly underrated.
     
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    Taking Leon, the only thing that worries me is his tendency to keep a low pace, which could allow RDA to outwork him if Leon doesn't find the success I expect him to, however I think Leon is going to have a slight advantage everywhere except pure grappling, and as he's shown his grappling is super underrated and good enough to get by.
     
  9. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    Edwards. Rda is pretty well rounded but he is not an elite welter. He will be too small for Edwards.

    Rda is in a hard spot. Too big and washed up for lw but too small for welter.
     
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    It feels like I already saw this and Leon won a UD
     
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    It’s 5 rounds so Edwards won’t be able to fight two rounds and then coast in the third. Which he has now done for two straight. He has won both. Edwards last loss was to Usman about 4 years ago. Because he hasn’t gotten the finishes in his two higher priority fights not many people rate him very highly. With RDA’s pace and it being a 5 rounder this a crossroads fight for Edwards. RDA has become a walking litmus test in that if you can get past him you instantly are now seen as a real contender at 170. I don’t want to put too much expectations on Edwards but this should be a good scrap.
     
  13. MMA4Life

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    Here’s hoping Leon doesn’t dictate the pace and get ahead on the cards early. I’m hoping for a 4-5 round battle.
     
  14. NulDertig030

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    I think RDA, but a double ktfo is what i prefer
     
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  15. Huligani

    Huligani Number One Bullshit

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    Edwards will win by 1 point
     
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    NicholasJBasile Nor-Cal Fighting Alliance punching bag

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    I have Edwards winning comfortably. He has flown so far under the radar it's ridiculous. I feel that he will box up RDA and maybe mix in some takedowns here and there en route to a comfortable yet competitive and entertaining decision.
     
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    Edwards, he is the face of UK mma.
     
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    Yup. This sounds about right.

    RDA is an absolute beast, so I'm far from counting him out in this fight. I can see paths to victory for both guys, but I feel like Edwards is going to be bigger, stronger and quicker, with enough of an advantage to get a decision.
     
  19. Ace of Spades

    Ace of Spades My Opinion > Yours

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    Edwards. I hope Colby has a good win so he can fight Usman, I want Edwards to smack Masvidal up so badly.
     
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  20. WHITE ANDERSON

    WHITE ANDERSON Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    i will be rooting for RDA to give him that three-piece soda combo but
    i don't understand why he's fighting on such a short turnaround

    RDA went four hard rounds in May...but whatever, he's a grown ass man and he knows what he's doing
     
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