Junior Dos Santos wreaked havoc in the UFC’s biggest division picking up wins over Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Gilbert Yvel, Gabriel Gonzaga, Roy Nelson, Shane Carwin, and then his title fight win over Cain Velasquez.
He now faces former K-1 Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem for his first title defense; UFC president Dana White is still very interested to see how he fares with such a difficult stylistic match-up.
“For me, the question is how is Dos Santos going to deal with the kicks and the knees and the elbows? Since he’s been in the UFC, I’ve never seen him have to deal with that. It’s stuff that he’s going to have to deal with from Alistair Overeem,” White said recently.
“He’s fought a pretty one-dimensional fight, he’s fought very Chuck Liddell like in that he’s great at defending the takedown, he drops bombs, he throws heavy punches, but he’s never dealt with anybody who’s going to throw kicks and knees and work in the clinch the way that Alistair Overeem does."
“I’m real curious to see how Junior Dos Santos is planning on dealing with that.”
Read entire article...
Related MMA gear from the UG Store