Better shot versus Silva, Bisping or Stann?

by Riley Kontek | source: bleacherreport.com
 

Bisping obviously doesn't have the clinch work or wrestling chops to match Silva. Silva's weakness is defensive wrestling, but Bisping does not have the offensive wrestling to drag the champion down.

So his game plan would be to stay on the outside and try to win a technical striking battle. That strategy will get him knocked out within two rounds.

Stann is like Dan Henderson, minus the fact that he lacks the offensive wrestling chops. He has extremely powerful hands and underrated technique.

Getting into a striking battle, though dangerous, would be Stann's best option. Silva is powerful and accurate, but Stann has the jaw-rattling, one-punch knockout power to put anybody away.

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Editor's Note: This is one author's opinion. What say you UG? If this bout does in fact determine the number one contender, who do you think has the better shot to dethrone champion Anderson Silva?

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Grakman site profile image  

9/23/12 11:28 AM by Grakman

Not sure I'd care to see either of them against Silva. I think Bonnar has a better chance of beating him than either of those two.

Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku site profile image  

9/23/12 11:06 AM by Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku

  pretty sure MGM does not accept monopoly money

Lazer MMA site profile image  

9/23/12 10:10 AM by Lazer MMA

If I only have to lay 3-1 on AS (Vs Bisping) I'm flying to Vegas to put in the action. That will be a huge bet. Even at the the MGM after getting them to raise the limit I'd need to put a few bets in to cover me (the second and last ones will NOT be at 3-1 though LOL).

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9/23/12 9:55 AM by Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku

  gokudamus... and just to be clear, i still would have bisbing as a 3-1 dog against anderson but the question is who has the better chance...neither guy is outstriking anderson, but bisbing definitely can take anderson down

Pancake Syrup site profile image  

9/21/12 10:04 AM by Pancake Syrup

Bisping simply because Bisping could surprise Silva since he is good on his feet and has above average wrestling. Stann has punching power but looks horrible when it hits the ground. Both would lose regardless

kungfugrip site profile image  

9/21/12 9:59 AM by kungfugrip

neither. I would bet Silva could beat them back to back with about 5 minutes between fights.Weidman would be a tougher fight, because of his wrestling. But Silva wins as always.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

9/21/12 9:58 AM by Chimonos Revenge

If by "rightfully deserves" you mean completely ignoring the rankings system, then sure.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

9/21/12 9:56 AM by Lazer MMA

Your delusional completely! Weidman has a top 5 and top 10 win right now ans Bisping has 0 top 10 wins in total. The only one even close is Tim who he is fighting. The winner deserves the shot no doubt at all. Now if AS fights in a big money fight after 153, then the winner tomorrow may face Weidman after he clowns Tim.

Doc T site profile image  

9/21/12 9:20 AM by Doc T

I'm not a bisping fan by any means but if he beats stann tomorrow he rightfully deserves a shot at Anderson.

1800champagne site profile image  

9/21/12 9:15 AM by 1800champagne

Bisping. Stann has less chance than anyone who's fought Silva in the UFC.