Written by: Kevin Early
Although I already did a preview for the upcoming title fight between Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem, I recently had a further realization as to why Dos Santos will walk away the victor.
Junior Dos Santos posses the same style and skills as Chuck Liddell. A few sites have made the same observation and even Dana White has mentioned it.
"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," White said in reference to Dos Santos and that is exactly my point. White has hit the nail on the head.
The best part of this comparison is that Overeem has fought Liddell in Pride Grand Prix 2003. While this is at a lower weight class than Dos Santos and Overeem will meet in on May 26th and Overeem was young with Liddell approaching his prime, the fight will go largely the same way. Dos Santos has outstanding take down defense and has the power and boxing prowess to pick Overeem apart as Chuck Liddell did. The only question Dos Santos has to answer is can he take Overeem's knees? I believe he will with ease and keep peppering Overeem with punches so Overeem can not get in a groove. He will not pull a Brock Lesnar and wilt under a few knees.
The worst part of all of this is the chance that it will not happen due to Overeem's drug test which has shown he had elevated testosterone levels. He is expected to meet with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Here is a video of the Chuck Liddell/Alistair Overeem fight. Skip to 10:10.
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Written by Kevin Early
For all of you who tuned into UFC 155, you saw a good card including a fight of the year candidate, Lauzon vs Miller. What you also saw was Junior Dos Santos get dominated like never before. While most people probably came away impressed with Velasquezs' performance, I, on the other hand, was not blown away but was disappointed with how Dos Santos fought.
- Lightweight: Benson Henderson def. Nate Diaz
Decision (unanimous) (50-43, 50-45, 50-45)
- Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson def. Mauricio Rua
Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)