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Who holds onto the heavyweight belt....

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by RichyN, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. RichyN

    RichyN Blue Belt

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    For atleast 2 consecutive defences. Junior, Overeem, or Valesquez. I know some fact checker is going to say Junior defended his title twice but no he won the belt than defended it twice; once, a win with mir; and twice, a lost to Valesquez.

    So out of those 3 who do you predict will have 2 consecutive defence victories?

    My first choice would be Valesquez since he has the style to beat Overeem. But than when he fights Junior again it could be a toss up there.

    Second choice is Overeem because if he can get past Valesquez than my moneys on his stand up versus Junior.

    Third is Junior by a miracle he gets passed both Overeem and Valesquez. By now we may have new contenders though so who knows.
     
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    HC Daniel Blue Belt

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    I think JDS beats Cain in the rubbermatch.
     
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    The Last guy to hold it for longer than one defense was Lesnar.. I think Cain might hold it long until he has to fight JDS again and then it's a toss up.
     
  4. RichyN

    RichyN Blue Belt

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    Lucky for Lesnar he wasn't up against tough competition. A real possibility is now we have or are getting a pretty stacked heavy weight division. I can see these 3 guys passing around the belt a couple times.
     
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    BILLASILVER Verbal Discrepancy

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    No one has ever held it for more than two defenses, which is pretty shocking since the HW belt has been around since 1997.

    - 3x lost on the first defense (Coleman, Rodriguez, Velasquez)
    - 6x one defense (Smith, Randleman, Sylvia, Arlovski, Couture, dos Santos)
    - 3x two defenses (Couture, Sylvia, Lesnar)
     
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    Derp.

    Lesnar wasn't up against tough competition? He defend his title against the exact same guy JDS did: Mir

    and then he fought SHANE CARWIN who was 12-0 (all brutal finishes)
     
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    Dufee...for sure
     
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    I hate to pick the obvious answer, but Cain. I think he can pull off at LEAST 2 defenses. On the horizon he has a fight with Werdum, maybe Overeem. I think he can handle both of them easily enough.
     
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    blah_blah619 Purple Belt

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    i know, because he looked so good in his 19 second fight with A.O.
     
  11. RichyN

    RichyN Blue Belt

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    In all honestly you know couture at 45 is not exactly tough competition. Mir isn't top competition compared to Overeem, JDS, or Valesquez.
     

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