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    Default 55, 66, 84 brackets

    http://www.wrestrus.ru/article.asp?id=1703

    Looks like Saitiev and Sajidov meet in the semis if they win prior matches.

    That's a bit of a disappointment. I wanted to see Ketoev wrestle both, Saitiev and Sajidov.

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    Are you taking Ketoev then?

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    Absolutely! Unless, Saitiev comes up with a stellar performance. Sajidov has no chance against Ketoev.

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    I just think Ketoev vs Saitiev would be a fireworks type of a match. Both use a variety of moves and Saitiev is very funky.

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    Don't know Big. Ketoev is just amazing but Sajidov has a way of creeping up on you. Sajid is definately not flashy but is fundamentaly sound and hard to score on. I think Adam Saitiev and Ketoev would be the most fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I just think Ketoev vs Saitiev would be a fireworks type of a match. Both use a variety of moves and Saitiev is very funky.
    Agreed, I posted b/f seing your 2nd post.

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    Let me sum it up like this:

    84 has been one of the weaker weights in the World. Sajidov initially was chosen to wrestle for Russia not because he was the best but because Saitiev could not beat him. If I remember correctly, Gatsalov used to beat Sajidov but would lose to Saitiev. Saitiev in turn would lose to Sajidov.

    Russian coaches figured beating Saitiev was a formidable accomplishment and gave Sajidov the spot. Another factor was also the fact that Saitiev lost to Sanderson but Sajidov beat him earlier in New York.

    Gatsalov then moved up to 96 and Sajidov became a legit number 1 by constantly beating Saitiev.

    But Sajidov lost to the Korean guy at Olympics big time in par-terre and Ketoev is a master in par-terre.

    Sajidov also lost recently at Aliev Cup after being injured for a while.

    Ketoev is at a level where no one has even come close to him this year. Ketoev even moved up for Schultz tourney and won it easily.

    All these factors lead me to believe Ketoev is on another level THIS year.

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    Their match from last year's Yarygin, courtesy of Akzent:

    Adam Saitev v. Georgi Ketoev 2006 Yarygin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_FBIwUZlsY

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    quick,

    It is clear from the match that Ketoev is much more dangerous and effective with his moves this year than last year.

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