Would Soa Palelei beating Cain be a bigger upset then TJ over Barao?

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  1. Combat Wombatt

    Combat Wombatt Brown Belt

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    Since the UFC HW division is so shallow Soa Palelei might actually get a shot at Cain's title. The UFC HW division is so shallow if Cain defeats Werdum what will he do next, fight Bigfoot and JDS for the umpteenth time? Cain's title defenses are really just the same 2 guys over and over again. And if you say Stipe that's only one potential challenger.


    So, if Soa Palelei somehow managed to get a shot at Cain's title (which is realistic and could actually happen) and he beats Cain, would that be a bigger upset than TJ Dillashaw's win over Renan Barao?
     
  2. One Inch Punch

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    Yeah i think so. But i'd be disappointed if he got a title shot over Hunt.
     
  3. SoshiSone

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    IMO not as much, in the HWT division ANYTHING can happen.
     
  4. liquidfire

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    the guy has a decent winning streak at ufc hw 3-0, has one of the most beastly HW bodies since the brock lesnar era, and won his last 11 fights. i'd say he's no more than a 3:1 underdog he if ever fights cain.
     
  5. Diet Otsuka

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    just about, yeah. it all depends on how soa and cain look in their fights leading up to the title fight and who soa beats. If he went on a run right now and scored knockouts over jds, overeem and browne, then odds aren't gonna be nearly as big as tj vs barao
     
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    Id say its comparable. They were ranked within one spot on the p4p rankings for a while.
     
  7. One Inch Punch

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    I don't think Soa has even fought a top10 hw has he?
     
  8. Bargey

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    It would be a bigger upset than Buster Douglas over Tyson.
     
  9. mathor

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    That would be bigger than Pastaface vs Froglegs
     
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    Yea but it's highly unlikely that Soa beats Cain.
     
  11. Kanster

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    Hell no. Barao is P4P number one, haven't you heard?
     
  12. Oblivian

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    Absolutely. Soa would be the underdog in quite a few HW fights. You couldn't say that about Dillashaw leading up to his title bout.
     
  13. Buff

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    Soa is not getting a title shot. Ever. Much as we all would love him to.

    It would be the greatest upset ever. Bigger than Serra, bigger than Werdum, and bigger than TJ by far.
     
  14. Sosua

    Sosua Yeah nah

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    Of course, going from getting TKOd by Eddie Sanchez to working your way back and beating Cain would be pretty incredible.

    I'm curious to see how he goes against Rosholt first.
     
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    I think so, considering Soa has like, literally none of the skills necessary to beat Cain, whereas TJ always had the wrestling threat, and also showed the skills necessary to beat Barao in his drubbing of Easton (although I did not expect him to use said skills to such a marked extent).
     
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    Ground and pounding a ground and pounder is a good way to beat them ("The smart fighter fights to his opponent's strengths then adjusts" -Duran), but comparing Soa's takedown game to Cain's overall wrestling would just be funny.
     
  17. Augustus Caesar

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    If he outclassed Cain like TJ did Barao then yes, but if he lands a KO punch then no since guys at HW hit so hard that the chances of losing are greater.
     
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  18. TJC

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    Agreed.
     
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    The hardest shot Soa would land vs Cain would be the glove touch...
     

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