Originally Posted by ibetsports
i watched the first fight yesterday night and disagree that chael was superb. he was on top of anderson for 20 minutes and who had the bloody face? the entire fight there was not a single instant when it looked like silva was about to give up or that he was about to get knocked out.
This is such a bad argument. He was clearly being dominated in the first fight. Who cares about blood, different people show damage differently. Chael was putting him on his back and beating him up pretty good round after round.
Sonnen has the perfect skillset to beat Anderson imo. Able to take him down from the clinch, has a good shot if necessary, and has a very solid chin. Also, he has shown that he's not afraid of standing with Anderson. This will allow him to close the distance a lot more effectively. The Anderson should roll won't work against Chael because he is super prone to a takedown out of it. This is how Chael kept getting off well in the first fight. Anderson's defense against non-wrestlers is the GOAT, but it is not suitable for a very good wrestler in Chael.