I think Nates size will wear Okami down and his striking will be too much for him. Eventually Marquardt will become champ. Also both Rivera and Sakara have been looking really good and this will def. be a stand up war.
I see Okami trying to outpoint but I think Nate’s power will be too much for him to handle.
Marquardt and Okami are both too skilled and well rounded to predict where the fight will end up. I think Nate’s speed and athleticism will get him the win though.
Just looked at Sakara’s record and his last two losses are to Leben and Houston Alexander by 1st round TKO. Rivera is similar to those guys in that he’s a brawler who will come out swinging for the fences- I think he can overwhelm Sakara and KO him in the first or second.
marquardts lookin past bloodstain already, does he not realise bloodstains gonna go all badr hari style on his ass??
Nate is a good fighter but I see Okami taking this one, Yushin’s style will pose a big threat to Nate, Yushin will have the reach advantage, he’s also a southpaw which is always tricky for an orthadox fighter to deal with, on top of that Okami also has excellent wrestling and TD defense and a really solid submission game! and I see Okami outscoring him and taking either a Dec or a TKO late in the fight.
I agree. I like Nate a lot but I think Yushin will win. He is so good at staying out of trouble so I think he can grind out the decision.
i hope nate wins it will be a good one to see, and i think that if vitor doesnt get done nate is the only one that might beat silva.
Lol at Shane Carwin having the label “Former UFC Heavyweight Champion.” Come on, now..
I really wanna see a fighter with a high level judo background use their judo. I think it would be awesome seeing a guy use throws for damage instead of soley position. Throw, ground n pound, stand up, box, throw, stand up, throw, ground n pound; God that would be awesome.
It harder to make judo throws with out a gi, but a pro should have a few he can use. I dont know if any of you have been in judo, if you havnt let me tell you certain throw can kill if you dont know how to break fall.
some gi less throwing
This is why ive been so disappointed in Akiyama. Hes totally capable of doing this stuff.
Yes, but Sakara has won 5 of his last 7 and is currently on a 3-fight win streak… He had beaten guys with that style just as he has lost to a couple. His last win for example was a first round TKO over James Irvin, who also has that style. Who knows tho, it should definitely be a great fight to watch.
Really tired of guys looking past their upcoming opponent & focusing on the title shot instead. Nate is so good at this. For this reason, i hope Okami wins & saves Nate another thrashing at the hands of Anderson.
i would really like to see nate fight silva more than i would like him to vitor i think nates got what it takes to beat both of those guys
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