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Old 03-30-2009, 08:51 PM
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Good matchup, both are flirting with really coming into contention, this will be a good decider match!

War Vera!
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:02 PM
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Its not fair... both are fan favorites on the comeback trail;

Vera, a normally exciting, technical, crowd pleasing fighting. He's coming back from his loss to Werdum, and then dropping to LHW losing to Jardine, but then having a 2nd round TKO win over Mike Patt

And Hammill, who is everyones favorite, he's like a living Rudy, but MMA instead of Football, and deaf instead of short. Losing a (controversially) close decision to Bisping then acting as Franklin's tune up fight at LHW, he since has a TKO win over Reese Andyand most recently a highlight reel 1st round head kick KO over a very tough Mark Munoz.




That being said, and, as much as it pains me to do so, I must pick a winner.

And it is, without a doubt, Brandon The Truth Vera.



He has very underrated ground game: he got a full ride to Old Dominion on a wrestling scholarship and then wrestled for the Air Force and trained the US Olympic Training Center and he trains with BJJ BB Lloyd Irvin, so if Hammill goes for a take down, Vera will be fine, if not dangerous, on the ground.

His primary fight style and, in my opinion his greatest strength, is his devastating Muay Thai, with 7 of his 10 wins coming by KO or TKO.

He is a much more crisp, precise, controlled, smooth/flowing and technical striker than Hammill. His clinch work is fierce so if Hammill tries to tie up for a take down he'll end up eating many-a-elbow-and-knee.

I just don't see where Hammill could take this to where he would have the advantage, I give Vera the edge in all aspects; stand up, ground, clinch, conditioning, camp... everything


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Old 03-30-2009, 09:19 PM
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I don't know about Vera being a fan favorite at least not mine. I'll be rooting for Hamil in this one though I think it will be rough for him. Vera definately has better striking,but Hamil think is a stronger puncher..
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:25 PM
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it all depends on which Verra shows up this time ,
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:31 PM
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Have we forgotten Hamil/Bisping 2 ?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:32 PM
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Have we forgotten Hamil/Bisping 2 ?
not in the same weight class anymore
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:36 PM
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Hamill last fought in March in front of a hometown crowd at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio. Facing former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion Mark Munoz, Hamill scored a dramatic first-round TKO via head kick. It was Hamill's third victory in four fights, and his fifth knockout in six career victories.
I still haven't seen this... anybody have a link to a video????
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:49 PM
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Hammill's been engaging in his stand-up too much. If it's on the feet, Hammill will lose, but if the wrestling Hammill shows up, it'll be a long night for Vera.

I just hope that Hammill isn't going to ruin his career like Koschek and rely on his stand-up all the time. He didn't even try to grapple with Rich from what I can remember.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:50 PM
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I still haven't seen this... anybody have a link to a video????
full fight
http://mixedmartialartvideos.com/200...-video-ufc-96/




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Old 03-30-2009, 10:11 PM
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not in the same weight class anymore
I know, I think he should have to return straight away to 205 and face Hamil...I believe Bisping knew he lost that fight and wanted to duck outta there rather than lose another fight to the retard (pardon my language)
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