Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache
(For the record, I agree that Silva will put away Hendo. Henderson is a phenomenal wrestler, which could work strongly to his advantage against Anderson, yet he tends to ALWAYS stand and trade these days, as he's fallen in love with his overhand right.)
If Dan Henderson is as stubborn as Rich Franklin against Silva, I'll be a wee bit unhappy.
I've always thought Franklin had a good chance to beat Silva if
he utilized his wrestling advantage (basically everyone has a wrestling advantage over Silva), took Silva down, gained points on position and applied some ground'n pound. But Franklin was stubborn in thinking he could strike with Silva both times, and each time he got his face restructured. If Dan Henderson fights the logically smart fight by using his massive wrestling advantage, then I can easily see him beating Silva. But if Dan Henderson gets stubborn and thinks he can strike with Silva, I don't think he has much of a chance ... same as Franklin.
Silva's weakness by far is his wrestling; why his opponents - other than Lutter - aren't trying to exploit that, I have no idea. Lutter didn't make weight in his Silva fight and looked like he was about ready to pass out before the fight even started, but even in that condition he nearly stopped Silva. Then he gassed way too easily from dehydration in trying to make weight and got caught in a sub to end the fight.