The Trenches, Ep. 34 Poll: Which fight are you looking forward to the most at UFC 237/Bellator 221?

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Which fight are you looking forward to the most at UFC 237/Bellator 221?

  1. UFC 237: Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade

    21.6%
  2. UFC 237: Anderson Silva vs. Jared Cannonier

    13.7%
  3. UFC 237: Jose Aldo vs. Alexander Volkanovski

    39.2%
  4. Bellator 221: Michael Chandler vs. Patricio Freire

    2.0%
  5. Bellator 221: Douglas Lima vs. Michael "Venom" Page

    23.5%
  6. Bellator 221: A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran

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  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Sherdog Main Page writer Ant Walker and senior editor Ben Duffy want to talk things over and answer your questions on a Live Video Chat series titled "The Trenches," airing WEDNESDAY at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

    We also want your thoughts on a poll posted in this thread, with this week's poll question asking the following:

    Which fight are you looking forward to the most this weekend at UFC 237/Bellator 221?

    Chime in on the conversation by voting in our poll or posting any fight questions you have.

    Ant holds over 15 years of martial arts experience, training in multiple styles including Boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Krav Maga, and also coached amateur MMA fighters. A former Sherdog Radio Network personality and current contributor to Sherdog.com, this self-described "gym rat" seeks to impart his knowledge and discuss all things MMA with his fellow community members.

    Sherdog senior editor Ben Duffy came to mixed martial arts through a youth spent in amateur wrestling, but has also dabbled in such styles as judo and kempo and boasts quite the collection of white belts. He has been an obsessive consumer and chronicler of MMA since 2003. Twitter: benjaminduffy

    Select questions from this thread will be answered in the article, and additional questions from this thread may be used in an upcoming episode of live video chat series 'The Trenches,' hosted on the forum THIS WEDNESDAY. Below are links to previous episodes of that series as well as his previous "Ask Ant" articles.


    The Trenches Episodes:
    The Trenches, Episode 33: ONE and Done
    The Trenches, Episode 32: UFC vs. Bellator vs. The Avengers
    The Trenches, Episode 31: Number One Contender Belts
    The Trenches, Episode 30: Fall From Grace
    The Trenches, Episode 29: ONE of a Kind Show
    The Trenches, Episode 28: Mexican Wrestling Cain
    The Trenches, Episode 27: 3 Piece and Soda
    The Trenches, Episode 26: Conor McGregor vs. The Phone
    The Trenches, Episode 25: BJ Penn's Legacy
    The Trenches, Episode 24: UFC 235
    The Trenches, Episode 23: The Retirement of GSP
    The Trenches, Episode 22: UFC vs. Bellator Doubleheader
    The Trenches, Episode 21: Adesanya vs. Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 20: The Licensing of Jon Jones
    The Trenches, Episode 19: The NSAC Hearings
    The Trenches, Episode 18: UFC Brooklyn
    The Trenches, Episode 17: Welterweights and Title Shots
    The Trenches, Episode 16: Looking Ahead in 2019
    The Trenches, Episode 15: The UFC 232 Debacle
    The Trenches, Episode 14: UFC returns to Milwaukee
    The Trenches, Episode 13: The GOAT Featherweight
    The Trenches, Episode 12: Greg Hardy and Rachael Ostovich
    The Trenches, Episode 11: Anderson Silva vs. The Next Anderson Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 10: Golden Boy MMA
    The Trenches, Episode 9: What's next for Conor?
    The Trenches, Episode 8: The death of the Flyweight division
    The Trenches, Episode 7: Cormier defends against Lewis
    The Trenches, Episode 6: The Trade
    The Trenches, Episode 5: Eddie Leaves the UFC
    The Trenches, Episode 4: UFC 229 Brawl
    The Trenches, Episode 3: Leading up to UFC 229
    The Trenches, Episode 2: The Rise of Gegard Mousasi
    The Trenches, Episode 1: UFC 229 Presser

    Ask Ant Articles:

    Thank you, and please be respectful. We appreciate it.
     
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    Could Jordan Burroughs beat Khabib?
     
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    This most recent Ask Ant article was a double helping of questions from the last two weeks. This week, we are doing a show on WEDNESDAY instead of Thursday due to the PFL event, so when PFL cards are on, we will bump "The Trenches" up to Wednesday going forward.

    In "Ask Ant," Ant asked questions posed by:
    @phoenixikki
    @A.S. Deep
    @Kung Fu Tze
    @glenwo2
    @europe1
    @Frank McEdgar
    and Fakechow14 from the youtube chat.

    Thank you for all the questions! Keep them coming, there's a lot to talk about this week.
     
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    Any keys to victory and perhaps a prediction on Namajunas vs. Andrade?
     
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    Is Daniel Cormier to Stipe Miocic what Jon Jones is to Daniel Cormier? (A terrible stylistic match up that'll be very tough to beat regardless of the circumstances)
     
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    That's a great topic, and it can easily branch into a discussion about fighters that "have the other fighter's number" like Hallman over Hughes, Jeremy Horn over Chael, and so on.
     
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    On what metric is Israel Adesnaya considered a money generating star? Talent is undeniable but the few cards he has headlined hasnt been good and he was only co main in his last.
     
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    How badly do you think BJ is going to get beat? Early finish or late GnP onslaught?
     
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    What in the fuck? Did you read too many threads on JB and come up with this question? What has he accomplished in MMA for you to ask this question? Are you a Burroughs believer because he won a wrestling match against Askren?

    Not that Askren is a world beater in MMA, but at least he has a HUGE advantage in MMA bouts compared to Burroughs. Burroughs could end up being awesome in MMA, but he could also end up being mediocre or fail in MMA.

    MMA is a totally different beast.
     
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    Someone was going to ask it anyway.


    I thought it was funny
     
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    They have only fought once, so a difficult hypothetical to answer.
     
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    But they only fought once.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I agree, it's way too early to say DC has Stipe's number, and if I remember correctly (I really need to rewatch that bloody fight) it wasn't total one-sided domination for DC. I didn't remember Stipe mounting any serious offense but that remains to be re-watched. But the concept of clear one-sided matchups is a worthwhile topic.
     
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    * Who will win the PFL tournaments? Alternatively, who are you rooting for?

    * Concerning experts from other Martial Arts who cross over into MMA, do you think there is a common denominator as to why some reach the highest levels while others fail? In BJJ for instance, why have guys like Maia and Jacare been Top 5 fighters while guys like Roger Gracie and Marcelo flopped?

    Don't forget the newest addition to that list, Al over Lee.
     
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    Here’s your key to victory for Jessica ...

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