*RDA Vs Leon Edwards: Who gets it and how? *

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  1. Seiryoku Zenyo

    Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    RDA is one of my 3 top favorite active MMA fighters, wish him wins. But, sadly, i believe Edwards is gonna get the decisión win.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

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    RDA doesn't lose to people like that. At least not at this stage in his career.
     
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    Edwards might be one of the most boring fighters. It would suck to see RDA lose to him.

    You want proof he’s boring? Just watch his fight with Cerrone.
     
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    RDA in a very competitive, hard fought decision where his takedowns will give him the edge on the scorecards

    Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Edwards beat him though....I think he's a very promising prospect even if he loses to RDA.
     
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    NoBiasJustMMA Steel Belt

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    I think RDA wins, when he has the wrestling/grappling advantage he tends to win.
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    i think Leon via UD or split. people are sleeping on leons hands. most people assume hes gonna smother rda due to size but he brings more to the table than that.
     
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    It's probably going to be a very close and competitive fight but I side with RDA.

    Edwards is good everywhere but not really great anywhere. RDA is similar in that he's also good everywhere I maybe not great anywhere but he has the cardio edge and he sets a higher pace in my opinion. Edwards tends to stay at the same low output pace the whole fight or he will slow down as it goes on.

    RDA has much more 5 round experience also, Edwards has only been 5 rounds once from what I remember and that was against Cowboy. I didn't think anything was too impressive about Edwards in that fight, he did just enough to stay ahead on the cards and nothing more
     
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    LilChuckLil Funkmaster Flex

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    rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    lol what?

    Edwards is on a 7 fight win streak, with his only real loss to the current champion in Usman. He lost a split decision in 2014 to a guy who's 5-0 in the UFC.

    RDA got dominated by Colby Covington. FFS Alvarez KO'd him in the first round. What are we talking about here?
     
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    Abazzdeboom Legend in the making

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    RDA's experience and his amazing stache should win this one I believe.
    Via sub but I wont call the round
     
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    I hope RDA wins because I can't stand Edwards and his douchey callouts. The way he cried after Masvidal smacked him up makes me like him even less. He's a big stupid baby with a big mouth.
     
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    Edwards isn't impressive at all. Boring striker coming off a SD over Gunnar. He's a solid fighter but not a special one. This is coming from a fellow Jamaican.

    RDA has only lost to the top tier of fighters since finding his groove. Eddie Alvarez was arguably considered the best LW in the world for years considering his dream, Bellator and ufc run. Win belts everywhere he's been. Losing to him is not a black eye. Almost losing to Gunnar Nelson is a black mark.

    Colby Covington is a grappling monster and I would expect him to beat Leon without relative difficulty.

    Maybe Leon can impress me with a win over RDA.
     
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    Wait, that was a split decision? Damn those judges sucked.
     
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  15. Seiryoku Zenyo

    Seiryoku Zenyo We are all one

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    "He's a big stupid baby with a big mouth" says a sherdogger about a good UFC fighter. Keyboard warrior at championship level.

    You should read Edwards recent interview were he talks about growing up in a gang, his father's death, etc.
     
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    Main event, 5 round fight? RDA.
     
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    I hope RDA wins, he doesn't need to worry about someone taking him down like Lee, Usman and Covington etc. I remember Edwards getting tired vs. Cerrone and he just didn't throw a lot at all; very bad if he tries this with RDA.
     
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    I think most people are thinking the opposite in terms of who will want to grapple and who has the wrestling/bjj advantage.
     
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    I'm not interested. All he does is talk shit and complain.
     
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    I got Edwards by decision

    RDA is really really good, but I think Edwards has a style to compete with him and outpoint him. He has the better boxing and is a naturally bigger guy

    The only time we've really seen him outgrappled was by Usman who's now the champion and probably the most talented wrestler in the division

    Won't be surprised if RDA beats him, but Edwards does have the skillset to win
     
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