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Joe (MMA Hive)
Joe (MMA Hive)

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Yan Vs O'Malley at UFC 280 just announced!!

I can't quite believe it but its true!

This must have been pre-written in the stars before Sean's last matchup where pretty much nothing happened.

I bet they expected Sean to win that, and then lead onto this, since Yan has been double defeated by Funkmaster of all people.

Thoughts!?!

I think this is an insane matchup, honestly.

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lee

Diaz is 280 too right?

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Slim

Islam v Charles, Diaz v Chimaev, Muhammad v Brady, and now these guys?!?! Theyre putting on one hell of a show in Abu Dhabi!

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lee

I think Diaz v Chimaev is UFC279 now.. I could be wrong tho!

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Slim

It is 279! I stand corrected, was getting too excited 不 but they did just announce Alajamain vs TJ Dillashaw for 280 as well!!

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lee

but they did just announce Alajamain vs TJ Dillashaw for 280 as well

Holy guacamole!! What a line up

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Slim

Thats what Im saying! Who are you taking in the Islam vs Charles matchup?

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Joe (MMA Hive) Author

I think Charles has the experience and ability to prepare to counter what Islam can bring...

That being said seen Charles get dropped or taken down plenty early on in a fight (mostly he came back to win them) and thats kinda Islam's ball game

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lee

I am taking Charles - I can't doubt him anymore.. Plus I don't think I have seen enough of Islam under pressure to make a good judgement, every time I have seen Da Bronx hit adversity, he comes through.

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Slim

Thats exactly what Im excited to see, everybody is scared to go to the ground with Charles but thats essentially all Islam looks to do with his opponents. Can Islam control him on the ground while Oliveira only needs the smallest of windows to slip in a sub! I Wanted this fight to happen, I think its gonna be fireworks!

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lee

Its going to be fascinating. What will be even more fascinating is if they both know how the ground is such dangerous place for either fighter, they keep it standing. Who knows 仄儭 this is why I love MMA, best sport ever. Ill love to be a fly on the wall in both training camps, listening to strategy, watching them prepare

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Ollie

As much as I want Sean to succeed I think Yan probably puts a beating on O'Malley. If Sandhagen couldn't utilise his height and reach over Yan then I'd be surprised if Sean manages to utilise it effectively.

I could see him winning 2 rounds and snatching a decision however. It'll be an interesting fight but I'd expect Yan to be the heavy favourite

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hannahwoking

hallelujah

its the sugar show for real this time

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lee

Its definitely time. Its gonna be weird watching O'Malley tower over Yan

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Slim

I love this Matchup!! I Wanna see if Yan can work his way in and get a hold of OMalley. This card is shaping up to be a special one! Could it be the main card of the year?

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lee

Yan can work his way in and get a hold of OMalley

Get those little t-rex arms working

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Slim

Really tho! You think OMalley will have a chance if it hits the ground?

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lee

I know he can get up pretty darn effective, atm I am seeing this as all O'Malley - he'll dominate but waiting to hear what all you guys say as I'll probably change my mind a bit then

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Slim

I feel the same, I think Sean is just gonna pick him apart and stay at distance. His wrestling is good enough for him to get up if he does get taken down and hes shown hes got good take down defense! But you know Yan is gonna be relentless and his cardio will definitely be there in a 3 round fight. Thats the only chance I give Yan atm.

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Joe (MMA Hive) Author

I think Sterling pretty much played distance in his first fight with Yan, still got lit up hard. And in their 2nd, he played lots of distance so Yan couldn't get inside and when he tried too hard he just went for easy takedowns and sat.

Yan is an incredible fighter, I just don't know about him against such tall opponent like Suga

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lee

Yan is an incredible fighter, I just don't know about him against such tall opponent like Suga.

I totally hear you. Yan is incredible and if someone can find his way in, it's him. A bit different against Sterling as he is so sticky when he gets on you.

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Slim

I feel that! The length is gonna be the real X factor. I will most definitely be watching this one!

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lee

This cant be true!

The MMA Gods have blessed this upon us