JDS’ coach says Velasquez can’t take a punch

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The first time Junior Dos Santos fought Cain Velasquez he knocked him out in the first round at the first UFC on FOX. A year later, Velasquez defeating Dos Santos in a five round decision. Later this year the two will meet in a trilogy fight and Dos Santos’ boxing coach is confident this third fight will end the same as the first bout:

The Brazilian knockout artist meets the UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez inside the Octagon for the third time at UFC 166, and his boxing coach believes he will need only a couple punches to take Velasquez out.

“I have no doubt that we will get closer to the knockout as soon as ‘Cigano’ lands one or two punches,” Luiz Carlos Dorea told MMAFighting.com. “Cain’s ability to take a punch is his weakness, and that’s what we will explore in this fight.”

“Cigano” needed only 64 seconds to end Velasquez’s undefeated run at UFC on FOX on Nov. 12, 2011, and Dorea is confident the fight will play out the same way next month.

“Cain is a complete fighter, deserves our respect, but ‘Cigano’ is stronger and more durable,” he said. “The best way to win this fight is work on the punches, and we know the title is coming back to Brazil.”

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