Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos is one of the most anticipating matchups of 2012, and what better way to see these two go at it on Saturday night at Las Vegas, Nevada.
Velasquez will look to reclaim his world title; he is savage from the clinch and Dos Santos need to expect several combos from Velasquez that could lead the Mexican to end the fight in a takedown.
“I know how he fights. He’s got good boxing,” said Velasquez of Dos Santos said during an Interview with Sports Illustrated. “I’ve just got to fight my style of fight, which means a lot of pressure and a lot of offense”.
Velasquez also knows Dos Santos is a tremendous fighter standing, but he is underrated when he takes his opponents to the floor. “I watched his fights a lot, and I’ve studied him,” he said. “I know his strategy, and if he takes me down and really holds me down, I’m ready for my first submission in the UFC.”
Dos Santos will try to exchange punches with Velasquez, which might not be a good idea, but at the end that’s his style.
“My fight game plan is something everybody now already knows,” dos Santos said during MMA media press conference. “I will try to keep the fight standing against him again. That’s what I like to do.”
According to ESPN stats and Info, Cain Velasquez ranks 1st all-time in UFC history in significant strikes landed per minute at 7.5. He might be a tough fighter to deal with standing up.
Dos Santos is listed as a favorite -200, and Cain Velasquez is +175. Take the underdog in this one.