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    Default Paulo Filho vs Anderson Silva

    I recently watched Filho beat Chael Sonnen unconvincingly. Filho is considered to be pound for pound the best fighter in the WEC. What are his chances with Silva? Wish Dana White would put these two together.

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    Default Re: Paulo Filho vs Andersen Silva

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestler135 View Post
    I recently watched Filho beat Chael Sonnen unconvincingly. Filho is considered to be pound for pound the best fighter in the WEC. What are his chances with Silva? Wish Dana White would put these two together.
    I don't think Chuck Norris could beat Anderson Silva, much less Paulo.

    Paulo has great submissions but was getting pounded by Chael on his feet before he pulled off the armbar. The Spider has pretty deadly stand up, so that would most likely spell trouble for Filho.

    Plus I think Paulo is in rehab or recently was released, so his priority is probably getting healthy.


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    Default Re: Paulo Filho vs Anderson Silva

    I saw Paulo match against Sonnen and agree that he looked unimpressive.
    Pound for pound that best fighter in the WEC has to be between Torres and Faber.

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    Default Re: Paulo Filho vs Anderson Silva

    I think the Filho/Spider fight is intriuging. Sure, Anderson is the clear favorite, but these guys are long time training partners, and that could be to Filho's advantage, as he would know what to expect. Of course that is a two-way road, but would likely favor the worse fighter, IMO, in essence leveling the playing field. Fihlo clearly loses a MT battle, but if he can get TDs, he is a bulldog on the mat, and has a great sub game. I certainly wouldn't predict a win from him, but this fight is as interesting to me as any other at 185 for Anderson (About equal to a matchup with Lindland, but after seeing Hendo's loss, I would expect about the same from Matt.)

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    Default Re: Paulo Filho vs Anderson Silva

    I think the only loss Silva might receive is if he did that craziness with Roy Jones, Jr and agree to straight box. Other than that ( Jones would kill him, btw ), I don't see Silva getting beat by anyone on the planet at 185 short of a fluke.

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