Brazilians Weigh In on Bisping-Akiyama

By Gleidson Venga Oct 15, 2010
Michael Bisping (left) file photo: Sherdog.com


“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 3 winner Michael Bisping will meet Yoshihiro Akiyama in the UFC 120 main event on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. Sherdog.com tracked down a number of Brazilian mixed martial artists and asked them to weigh-in on the bout, which carries with it global implications.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: I think Akyiama wins, because he is more strategic. Bisping fights with more heart, but Akyiama takes advantage.

Marlon Sandro: I think that Akyiama wins by knockout in the second round.

Thales Leites: Akyiama wins on a judges’ decision.

Marcos Galvao: Akyiama wins by judges’ decision.

Milton Vieira: Akyiama wins on a judges’ decision.

Roan Carneiro: Akyiama wins by TKO, because he is a more complete fighter.

Cristiano Marcello: I think that it will be a good fight, but I believe more in Akyiama’s game of throws and submissions. I think he submits Bisping.

Marcio Cromado: I think Akyiama wins by submission.

Ronys Torres: I think Bisping wins by decision, because he’s more experienced and has a better level of technique.

Leonardo Santos: I think Akyiama wins a decision, because he can handle the strikes. Bisping doesn’t have heavy hands, so they will not affect him much. Akyiama wins with takedowns and by keeping Bisping on the ground.

Carlos Barreto: I prefer the style of Akyiama. I think Bisping is overrated, and I see him as a limited fighter despite his record. Akiyama, although not a striker, has heavy hands, so it becomes dangerous standing for Bisping. If Akiyama can impose a strong pace in the fight and apply his good drops, he can cause great damage to the Englishman. Akyiama wins the decision.
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