JDS early favorite against Velasquez

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com
 

Junior Dos Santos had not even gotten back to his locker room by the time fans and media everywhere were deep in thought about his future UFC heavyweight championship bout with Cain Velasquez.

Another party quite interested: gamblers.

According to noted MMA linesmaker Nick Kalikas, dos Santos is a slight edge in the possible fall matchup.

Just moments after UFC 131 ended, Kalikas installed dos Santos as a -125 favorite, giving him a very slight edge over the champion, who was listed at -105.

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demonbasketball04 site profile image  

6/13/11 6:59 PM by demonbasketball04

Are you in my head and typing my thoughts?!

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6/13/11 6:46 PM by Jetster

That Layoff & Injury is nasty...No way this will be the best Cain..simply impossible...2 bad both these great fighters cannot meet at the top of their game :(...But if Cain wins JDS will never ever be able to beat him again....Cain however will have a lot of room to be a better fighter after a few fights and getting his rhythm back.

jamiee site profile image  

6/13/11 5:55 PM by jamiee

^With both Cain and Junior having their moments throughout the fight.Also, if they were to fight multiple times, I am convinced that the outcomes could very well differ from their first fight - hence the term "pick 'em"

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6/13/11 5:55 PM by jamiee

^With both Cain and Junior having their moments throughout the fight.Also, if they were to fight multiple times, I am convinced that the outcomes could very well differ from their first fight - hence the term "pick 'em"

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6/13/11 5:52 PM by jamiee

More or less what I'm thinking.Cain taking Junior down, but Junior should be able to get back up after taking little damage. When Junior springs back up, it should demoralize any other wrestler. Cain, however, won't be fazed mentally by Junior's initial success with fending off take-downs and scrambling back up. Cain's got the stamina to rinse and repeat.Junior's got to get some damage in while they stand, but I think the AKA coaching staff is going to encourage Cain to give little time for Junior to breathe and find his rhythm standing.I know it's unusual for a championship HW fight to go the distance, but because both of them are so fuckin durable, I foresee the fight going all 5 rounds.At gunpoint, I'd pick Cain by a 49-47 decision.

jamiee site profile image  

6/13/11 5:52 PM by jamiee

More or less what I'm thinking.Cain taking Junior down, but Junior should be able to get back up after taking little damage. When Junior springs back up, it should demoralize any other wrestler. Cain, however, won't be fazed mentally by Junior's initial success with fending off take-downs and scrambling back up. Cain's got the stamina to rinse and repeat.Junior's got to get some damage in while they stand, but I think the AKA coaching staff is going to encourage Cain to give little time for Junior to breathe and find his rhythm standing.I know it's unusual for a championship HW fight to go the distance, but because both of them are so fuckin durable, I foresee the fight going all 5 rounds.At gunpoint, I'd pick Cain by a 49-47 decision.

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6/13/11 5:14 PM by Rucking Fetard

Hahahahahahhahahaahahahaha Cain by whatever the fuck he wants

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6/13/11 5:12 PM by Gokudamus stole my name

I think Junior is so good that he would have gone undefeated in the UFC even after holding the belt (Not counting in the SF merger)But Cain is an anamoly. I have never seen a HW with the conditioning he has. I think if Junior does not stop Cain in the first, he will eventually get broken by Cains relentless paceYeah he has good TD defense and scrambling but for how long? Cain can hit them all day

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6/13/11 5:00 PM by jamiee

Cain's recovery from a MAJOR shoulder surgery is another complicating factor. I wouldn't bet on this fight unless you have in-depth inside info on Cain's health - even then it's still risky. It's close to a pick-em as it gets.

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6/13/11 5:00 PM by jamiee

Cain's recovery from a MAJOR shoulder surgery is another complicating factor. I wouldn't bet on this fight unless you have in-depth inside info on Cain's health - even then it's still risky. It's close to a pick-em as it gets.