wtf?? no shields vs maia thread?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by spiderguardman, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. spiderguardman

    spiderguardman Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    This might be the biggest grappling duel ever in the ufc and no thread here?

    Im really hoping both guys are coming to grapple and try to submit each other.

    I know demian has better credentials and has been on a tear lately but shields is no joke and will bring it.

    I got maia by close decison.
     
  2. fluffball

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    I don't think it will be a very exciting grappling match since it's MMA. Like 50% standing and 50% grinding on the fence.
     
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    I'm really interested to see how this fight goes. Maia has really been on a tear lately, and I think that he might just be a bit (not a lot) better in every area of MMA than Shields. I can't see Shields wanting to take him down (although he says that he does), and I think that Maia is a better striker, especially with the threat of the takedown. Since cutting to welterweight, Maia's strategy has mostly been press forward>clinch>fence>chain takedown attempts aggressively>get dominant position>submit, and I think he has a decent chance of doing just that in this fight. It may not be as one-sided as Story or Fitch, but I still see him pulling out the win.
     
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    Maia via spinning kick.
     
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    shields = recipe for extreme boredom
     
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    it is 5 rounds??
     
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    I hope for Jake shields sub in 3rd round
     
  8. Leify

    Leify Ebb and Flow

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    Probably no discussion about it because it's not really an exciting matchup, nor a dangerous matchup for Maia to be honest.

    I've been expecting a clear cut 30-27 in Maia's favor since the matchup was announced. Or 50-45 if it's a 5'er.
     
  9. spiderguardman

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    Im a big fan of maia but relisticly i think whoever gets top position will have an advantage on the ground.

    Shields has a crushing top game and maia couldnt do much against munoz or weidman from guard.

    Still i think maia is a slight favorite but stylevise its tougher than people think.
     
  10. Knock Out Ned

    Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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    Yes
     
  11. Gawd

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    I don't really axpect the Just Bleed God to bless this matchup.
     
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    I hate it when there's a good high teir grappler vs grappler match up and the fight turns into a bad kickboxing match. Hopefully we get to see some good technique from these guys.
     
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    I predict a stinky kickboxing match
     
  14. SuperSuperRambo

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    It's gonna be the WW version of Monson vs Pe De Pano. And just as exciting :icon_neut
     
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    Yes.
     
  16. Saenchai

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    I believe it will be 99% stand up fight... Hopefully no lay n pray cause thats doesn't do much...
     
  17. strangejosh

    strangejosh We Do Not Sow

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    I hope you're joking. Shields has as much charisma as mayonnaise and is just is boring.

    Either way Maia is better everywhere. UD, sub and tko by Maia in that order.
     
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    Maia by RNC, calling it now.
     

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