How perfect is it that it all comes down to Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva, two fighters that fans have been hoping for years would one day fight?
There's been a lot of speculation about who would win a super fight between these two and I think that Silva would win, in reality, because of how much bigger he is.
However, we're operating on a more level playing field here, so things are not as cut and dry.
Silva and St-Pierre are both considered large fighters in their respective divisions, so for this imaginary fight they would be basically the exact same size.
Both fighters' game plans for this one are obvious.
Silva would want to keep the fight standing and try to knock St-Pierre out.
St-Pierre would be looking for any and every opportunity to take Silva down, in order to avoid the striking game.
GSP's generally brilliant game-planning will play a huge role in this one.
Throughout the fight, St-Pierre would be conservative while striking, throwing a lot of jabs and kicks, while moving back a lot to try and frustrate Silva and avoid his shots.
When Silva decides to commit and engage with St-Pierre, that's when GSP switches things up, moves forward and snags the takedown.
This would be a long match for Silva and he wouldn't get to fight his fight the way he likes to.
With that said, Silva is a master of capitalizing on small openings.
The question is, "Could he find any openings against St-Pierre, who makes very, very few mistakes?"
I'm thinking, yes, but not until very late in the fight.
Late in the fifth round, Silva finally catches GSP with a big shot that rocks him.
St-Pierre does everything he can to recover, trying to run away from Silva, but eventually getting knocked down with another clean shot and then Silva goes to work with the ground and pound.
Silva is tired out from carrying around all of St-Pierre's weight for four rounds and his punches are coming slower than usual and seem labored.
GSP holds on just long enough to get saved by the final buzzer and wobbly makes his way back to his corner, awaiting the decision.
St-Pierre is noticeably worse for wear than Silva, but regardless he is named the victor.
Winner: Georges St-Pierre by Unanimous Decision
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