UFC 155: Every Replacement Fighter Won

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  1. Danespina

    Danespina Gold Belt

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    Just realized that every replacement fighter at UFC 155 was successful. Sometimes taking a short notice fight can be worth it.

    Max Holloway replaced Cody McKenzie, beat Leonard Garcia
    Todd Duffee replaced Matt Mitrione, beat Phil De Fries
    Derek Brunson replaced Karlos Vernola, beat Chris Leben
    Jim Miller replaced Gray Maynard, beat Joe Lauzon
    Costa Philippou replaced Chris Weidman, beat Tim Boetsch
     
  2. LilNubi

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    Good point. I didn't even think about it.
     
  3. PAPERCLIP30

    PAPERCLIP30 Silver Belt

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    Good catch, lol
     
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    That obviously is the reason why old greg told bones to duck chael at 151.
     
  5. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Lol. It's all so clear now.
     
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    this provides some evidence of just how strategy based the ufc has become. both guys are at a disadvantage in this scenario, however, the guy who has been preparing for a specific opponent for a longer period of time lost more often.
     
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    Correlation = Causation.
     
  10. reapfate

    reapfate Yellow Belt

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    Jon Jones was also a replacement when he took the belt from Rua. Its a gamble fighters take depending on the caliber of opponent. Im pretty sure if they offered Jones Griffin instead of Sonnen he might have took the fight.
     
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  12. jjjjjjjjjjohnny

    jjjjjjjjjjohnny JDP is the CHAMP!

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    how is chael a bigger threat than griffen? except that he can talk circles around jones and make him look really bad - which is better than watching the fight itself, i would guess.
     
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    Except Brunson, every replacement was favoured to win.
    That's a very important point you need to keep in mind.
     
  14. TankAbbott4Eva

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    Chael's wrestling makes him dangerous against anyone (with the possible exception of Jon Jones). Forrest is a good fighter, works hard but Jones would rape him.
     
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    thats awesome. we need more people like the diaz bros, the milller bros and cerrone.
     
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    and u can even add that cain was kind of a replacement for overeem since he was the no.1 contender and didnt fought jds because of the athletic comission.

    REPLACEMENTS FTW!!!
     

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