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View Poll Results: Who will win the main event
Whittaker by KO/TKO 11 36.67%
Whittaker by Sub 2 6.67%
Whittaker on Points 8 26.67%
Adesanya by KO/TKO 6 20.00%
Adesanya by Sub 0 0%
Adesanya on Points 3 10.00%
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06-10-2019, 10:16   #61
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Wow what a performance by Adasenya. Made it look easy, Whittaker just couldn't get near him.

Welcome to the Adasenya era, the new face of the Ufc.
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06-10-2019, 11:10   #62
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Wow what a performance by Adasenya. Made it look easy, Whittaker just couldn't get near him.

Welcome to the Adasenya era, the new face of the Ufc.
Took apart a great fighter and looks like he can still improve heaps.
Already jumped well up the P4P list
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06-10-2019, 11:26   #63
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Already jumped well up the P4P list
Gone right to the top for me.
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06-10-2019, 12:06   #64
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Gone right to the top for me.
do you think he will beat Jones if they fight?
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06-10-2019, 12:09   #65
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Yes, I think he'll beat anybody he meets over the next couple of years. I don't think we've ever seen the likes of him before although I do like the Anderson Silva comparison.
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do you think he will beat Jones if they fight?
No.
Jones is a better all round fighter, he'll dismantle him.
Israel is good, Jones is better.
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06-10-2019, 12:20   #67
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Have to say Paulo Costa is a perfect first opponent for Adasenya.

Should be a cracking fight and build-up. It will end early though and most likely for Israel.

There is a real fresh feel to the middleweight division now with the likes of Adasenya, Whittaker, Gastelum, Costa etc and with the likes of Bisping retired and Silva, Weidmann, Rockhold and Romero either moved up a division or near the end of their runs.
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06-10-2019, 12:47   #68
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Yes, I think he'll beat anybody he meets over the next couple of years. I don't think we've ever seen the likes of him before although I do like the Anderson Silva comparison.
That's a big statement I wouldn't give him a prayer against Jones
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Have to say Paulo Costa is a perfect first opponent for Adasenya.

Should be a cracking fight and build-up. It will end early though and most likely for Israel.

There is a real fresh feel to the middleweight division now with the likes of Adasenya, Whittaker, Gastelum, Costa etc and with the likes of Bisping retired and Silva, Weidmann, Rockhold and Romero either moved up a division or near the end of their runs.
I was backing for Costa but Romero won imo
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Whittaker really struggled with that reach disadvantage. He just seemed to be running in and punching upwards all the time in an effort to overcome it and played right into Adesanya's counter-striking. Apart from trying to take him down it's difficult to see how he could have beaten him.

I think we might finally have someone to beat Jon Jones, especially given the trajectory of their respective careers. Jones won't have his usual height and reach advantage and Adesanya is a far more effective striker than Alexander Gustafsson (the only other comparabley sized fighter that Jones fought).

Aside: Imagine being Darren Till, moving up to a division where the top 6 are : Adesanya, Whittaker, Costa, Romero, Gastellum and Cannonier. Good luck with that!
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Beat Jon Jones.....lol

Jones would take him down anytime he wanted and slap the sh1t out of him.
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Beat Jon Jones.....lol
Jones would take him down anytime he wanted and slap the sh1t out of him.
If I had the inclination or interest to do it if bet it could go through your posts and find many times where you had a similar lol and out right statement and were wrong.
Would I be right?
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06-10-2019, 14:44   #73
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It's fun to talk super fights, but Id be happy to watch Adesanya through multiple title defences.

The landscape shift at 185 has been significant enough for it to hold up with interest and excitement over the next 18 months to 2 years. Seems his team have other ideas however...(he does also look formidable in those 100kg bouts, even if undersized).

Wouldn't mind seeing Gastelum have another crack too.
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06-10-2019, 16:30   #74
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Israel Adesanya reminds me why I fell in love with MMA.
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06-10-2019, 16:40   #75
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Yes, I think he'll beat anybody he meets over the next couple of years. I don't think we've ever seen the likes of him before although I do like the Anderson Silva comparison.
Jones would literally throw him around the cage.

Jones is a huge LHW. There's a 20lb gap in the weight classes and probably close to 30lbs gap between the weights they walk around at, if not more.

It would be a murder.
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