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11/11/11 2:11 PM
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Ghan - What a weird choice for a headliner. I hope Bendo wins. At least the fight will be good that way.

And the people saying Aoki has nothing for wrestleboxers are clearly new fans (or simply idiots) that base their opinion off of 1 fight. Do yourself a favor and watch more Aoki fights before you make ridiculous blanket statements like that.


Its not a blanket statement, he had nothing for Melendez,who is similar in style to Edgar. Who had Aoki beaten that is on their level wrestling?
11/11/11 2:18 PM
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jct71 - Aoki has nothing for a wrestler/boxer like Frankie except endless buttflops and guard pull attempts.


Ya, Alvarez, Kawajiri and JZ would all walk through Aoki too



None of them are as good as Edgar.
11/11/11 2:23 PM
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jct71 - Aoki has nothing for a wrestler/boxer like Frankie except endless buttflops and guard pull attempts.


Ya, Alvarez, Kawajiri and JZ would all walk through Aoki too



None of them are as good as Edgar.


Probably not, but that wasnt the question



None of them are the wrestler that Edgar is either.
11/11/11 2:31 PM
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jct71 - Aoki has nothing for a wrestler/boxer like Frankie except endless buttflops and guard pull attempts.


Ya, Alvarez, Kawajiri and JZ would all walk through Aoki too



None of them are as good as Edgar.


Probably not, but that wasnt the question


Thats debatable. But again that wasnt the question, the statement was that Aoki has nothing for a wrestler/boxer.

Which is a ridculous statement if you look at who Aoki has beat and finished

None of them are the wrestler that Edgar is either.



Ok then why would Aoki-Edgar go any different than Aoki-Melendez, who is similar to Edgar but probably not as fast? He is not getting the takedown, not out striking him. Guess what we are left with then? Buttscooting and guard pulls.
11/11/11 2:39 PM
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I would like to see it. I doubt Aoki even if signed, gets tossed into the title shot ahead of more deserving contenders. Plus they would want to build him up some before that. I think there are many interesting matchups for him regardless.
11/11/11 2:44 PM
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Chris Power - Wow, I didn't think they'd take a title fight to Japan. Does this mean they won't be doing 2 events on the same night now, or was that (hopefully) squashed already? If the LW title is on the line, it's an easy choice what to watch.
Edgar doesn't draw shit on ppv. might as well put him on a free card, to give it a title fight, and more appeal Phone Post
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11/11/11 4:06 PM
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I understand that UFC wants to begin building its own fighters over in Japan, but something in me wishes they could have a card that features a lot of the guys who have become legends over in Japan. Rampage has to be on this card in some capacity, whether it be against Shogun (Shogun would probably have to lose to Hendo), King Mo, or even the last Pride champ Dan Henderson. I would like to see Wandy on that card as well. Cro Cop is probably done but it would be nice to see the UFC honor his career in some way that night. Obviously the UFC will want Okami, Akiyama, Hioki, Kid etc. to be on this card as well.
11/12/11 1:59 AM
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ElFeroz - I think the loser of Hendo-Shogun fights Rampage in Japan!! Or Rampage and King Mo <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


If Shogun loses, I don't mind seeing Shogun/Rampage but..Hendo/Rampage doesn't really interest me.

Both of these are rematches but Shogun/Rampage makes more sense since the 1st fight was in Japan and there's a lot of history there.

As for Mo/Rampage...that fight is just going to be a recreation of Evans/Rampage...

11/12/11 2:15 AM
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Some good calls here, we'll all be pumped for this card if it fills out like it should

Japanese fans appreciate lighter weight fighters as much as anyone.

Rampage vs Shogun or Forrest

Kim vs Sexyama is a great idea, although having each of them showcased separately might make more sense, good call there, but Akiyama vs Wand IMO

Hioki vs Aldo as the main would have ruled, had Hioki won in dominant fashion against roop (which, unfortunately, he surely did not), so Hioki vs another borderline contender,

Prelims surely will include homegrown talent

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