UFC Champs vs Bellator Champs

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  1. sampuncher

    sampuncher Purple Belt

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    Exactly what it says on the tin. If you had a crossover card with both champ fighting each other who would win?

    Bader vs Cormier? - HW
    Bader vs Jones? - LHW
    Mousasi vs Whitaker - MW
    Macdonald vs Usman - WW
    Freire vs Khabib - LW
    Freire vs Holloway - FW
    Horiguchi vs Cejudo - BW

    What's your picks?
     
  2. fortheo

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    BW and MW are the only ones that are competitive. UFC champs probably win the rest.

    I think I'd actually favor horiguchi over cejudo and mousasi vs Whitaker is 50-50 for me.
     
  3. sampuncher

    sampuncher Purple Belt

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    I'd have to go

    Cormier
    Jones
    Mousasi
    Usman (That's incredibly tough though)
    Khabib
    Holloway (Another hard one)
    Horiguchi (Again a difficult one but Horiguchi get's it done imo)
     
  4. LilChuckLil

    LilChuckLil Funkmaster Flex

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    Cormier
    Jones
    Moose
    McDonald (although not fully convinced)
    Khabib
    Holloway
    Cejudo

    UFC
    5
    Bellator
    2
     
  5. Cherry

    Cherry Brown Belt

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    Only have Moose winning for Bellator
     
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    An Uncertain Choice Blue Belt

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    Cormier
    Jones
    Probably Whittaker
    Usman
    Khabib
    Holloway
    Cejudo
     
  7. HootyMcBoob

    HootyMcBoob Blue Belt

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    Cormier beats Bader but its CLOSE
    Jones beats Bader but its CLOSE
    Mousasi beats Whittaker
    Usman beats Rory
    Khabib beats Freire
    Holloway beats Freire
    Cejudo beats Horiguchi but its CLOSE.

    Ryan Bader is at the top of his game and has looked like a beast lately. Although I picked Jones and Cormier. I could easily see Bader winning a close decision against either guy. He's in his absolute prime.
     
  8. corrupted

    corrupted Brown Belt

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    Apart from LHW & HW, they'd all be decent fights. I'd have Mous and Horiguchi winning, possibly Pitbull over Hollaway maybe....

    Bader being HW and LHW champ shows how thin their roster is. But they're getting there. Good fights.
     
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    Mike01010101a Brown Belt

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    Maybe Mousasi can win. The rest is UFC and I can't see them close. Jones already beat Bader easily. (Both are younger)
     
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    corrupted Brown Belt

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    Seriously? BADER? Those two fights would be over so quickly people would forget they'd ever happened.
     
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    TheBrownRanger Brown Belt

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    The UFC wins all of them with Mousasi vs Whittaker and Cejudo vs Horiguchi being the closest fights. The Bellator double champs (Bader/Pitbull) get stomped the worst, in all honesty, even though I love Patricio Pitbull.

    Cejudo vs Horiguchi. I had no idea I wanted to see that fight. Holy shit.

    Amanda Nunes vs Julia Budd?
    Valentina Shevchenko vs Ilima-Lei Macfarlane?
     
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  12. jpak

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    DC
    Jones
    Mousasi
    Rory- 2 years ago I’d ave been more confident
    Khabib
    Max
    Horiguchi
     
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  13. sampuncher

    sampuncher Purple Belt

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    I was going to add in the females but didn't really know anything about them and saw the Bellator Strawweight champion had never even defended them haha.
     
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    Only Bellator fighter I like is possibly Mouse but I think it's 50-50. I also think that guys with strong wrestling and top game can control Mouse. Jacare, Rockhold (if he is MW), Yoel etc. probably beat Mouse. Mouse in the mix at MW but not champ in UFC (top 5).
     
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    Yeah but when Jones was gone DC was the LHW champ when he became the HW champ as well so doesn't that also show how thin the UFC roster is? (Or was anyway).
     
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    qw3rty R.I.P @FrankieNYC

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    I'm surprised you give no chance to Pitbull.
    Despite of being undersized af, I think he could give Max a tougher fight than punching bag Ortega.
     
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  17. UFCFantasyMVP

    UFCFantasyMVP Blue Belt

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    The way you put it, UFC wins... Except for Holloway vs Pitbull. Pitbull and Cejudo are training partners and very special athletes.
     
  18. Hotora86

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    No matter what your opinion of the outcome is, I think most ppl will agree that most of these fights would be competitive. Bellator is not some 2nd rate garbage bin anymore. They got legit champs and good fights.
     
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    I see your point. At HW you may have a point. But without DC, you still have JDS, Ngannou and Stipe. a few others just below them too ... all of those guys murder Bader.

    And with LHW, you still had Gus, AJ and, again, Smith and Santos now . . Those guys also beat Bader ..

    The fact that the UFC LHW and HW Has been held by the same man, who was handily beaten by by his own predecessor (Jones) doesn't point out the thinness of the roster, but more the quality of the athlete.

    I don't think you can say the same about Bader being CHamp/Champ in Bellator

    Sorry, it doesn't matter how you polish the turd of a fact that an orgs HW champ is Ryan Bader . . . Their HW champ is still Ryan Bader...
     
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  20. UFCFantasyMVP

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    No two fights are ever alike. (If I've learned anything from mastering ufc 2009 undisputed I've learned that) Although Jones might run through him again, it's very possible the rematch could go the (competitive) distance. (This game is exactly how I predicted Henry would upset DJ, 'cause I know world class competition can whoop up on a guy only to get beat in the very next fight, three minutes later. IRL is no different. Bader beat OSP! Osp took Jones the distance.
     

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