Well. Topics says it all. Who's gonna win? I personally thought Royce Gracie was just because he is oldschool. Little did I know what "oldschool" really meant til i watched all his old fights... He will submit Matt Hughes first round..2 minute mark
I agree Gracie is definately gonna school Hughes on the mat. Should be an interesting fight if Hughes has trained properly for it
Gracie is just so calm. And I have seen him get beat for 15 minutes and choke a guy out.
But the rules have changes to make the game faster paced. It will be nice to see what Gracie does with these rule changes. Hughes has been fighting with these rules forever. So he is clearly more experienced with this type of confrontation.
I still have to put my bet on Gracie. And that it should be intersesting if not exciting.
I hope Gracie wins this fight because I personally think that hughes is not that good. Can he beat my ass and a lot of others, of course but in general he has never done anything that has overly impressed me. He has great power but no real finesse.
A good point about Gracie not being used to the the new style and Hughes is. But if Gracie is a great fighter (which he has proven) it will not matter.
I personally don't like Matt Hughe's camp so I hope he looses bad. I am from Canada so I am a big George St. Pierre fan so in a way I hope Hughes wins so St. Pierre can get another shot.
Im prolly a little younger than the rest of you. I dont remember watching any Gracie's old fights. My brother was always a huge fan, and used to watch UFC all the time. I just recently became a fan, but i am completely hooked. Matt Hughes is probably my favorite fighter, but just because Shamrock is getting a little out of his prime. I dont really know who ill be pulling for when the fight comes, cause my brother acts like gracie is alot of fun to watch. I guess we'll see when it gets here.
Google some of gracie's fights or watch Spike tv when it gets close to the fight night. They'll start showing his fights again. My favorite fight of his has to be when he fought Kemo(sp). Was his longest UFC fight at the time. I believe in his first 8 fights in the UFC he had a total of 11 minutes mat time...craziness on the ground!
This has a good royce gracie compilation among many other great videos!