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Old 03-15-2009, 02:37 AM
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I've been saying that Silva is susceptible to submissions by a good grappler. Thales Leites is 14-1 with 8 of those wins by submission. I think if he can get Anderson on his back, you might see a submission.

Granted, Silva can knock him out on the feet, but I think you'll see a sub if Thales gets him on the ground.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:18 PM
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Leites is great but I don't think the BJJ difference between them is that huge. Not like it would be with Maia or someone like that. But you never know.
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How come Marquardt got to beat Thales up so bad, and then THALES gets a shot at the title?

Seems un fair (and yes I know NM had a shot at Anderson already)
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:54 PM
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Leites isn't the level of BJJ guy its going to take to beat Anderson,
I believe Maia is going to do it if gets to Anderson.

I mean, Leites snuck past Nate, because of points lost,
he won fair and square, but he certainly didn't out perform.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:35 PM
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are people once again forgetting that Silva as a BJJ black belt as well, just coz we dont really see him using it in the octagon, it was given by the Nog bros. Its not like he got awarded it by Matt Serra
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I'm not forgetting or disrespecting Silva's BJJ ability. It's just that he's susceptible to submissions and takedowns as demonstrated by Lutter and Henderson (except that Hendo isn't much on submissions). Guess I haven't seen enough of Leites to know how good his BJJ is. Just thinking 8/14 victories by submission is good, but, I do realize they were nobodies (but most of his victories are submissions in round 1). My real opinion is that Silva will KO him, but just wanted to open the discussion
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Leites isn't the level of BJJ guy its going to take to beat Anderson,
I believe Maia is going to do it if gets to Anderson.
IF he can keep Anderson grounded, and even that's a maybe. Otherwise Maia's movement standing is too slow and AS would pick him apart standing.
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:30 PM
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IF he can keep Anderson grounded, and even that's a maybe. Otherwise Maia's movement standing is too slow and AS would pick him apart standing.
Yeah, but Anderson won't be able to get close, Maia will get the fight to the ground.

If a dehydrated out of shape slow ass Travis Lutter can almost finish Anderson and get mount,
an in shape, prepared Maia will finish him.

He is too slick, and Anderson is a BB, but Maia is on another planet
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:02 PM
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leites is a better grappler than lutter is lol. I could see him subbing anderson once they get to the ground. The more likely scenerio is silva by ko though.
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I think Leities would be lucky to win...I think Maia would win...if that makes any sense. the thing in Leities favour is that little statistic that says that Anderson Silva cant go unbeaten at the top for ever.

Noone does.

But Maia would be be more of a challenge for Silva...I think if Silva makes a mistake on the ground Leities wins...but...that might be Silva slipping rather then Thales taking if that makes sense

I'm still convinced Dan Henderson would win a rematch also.
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