Originally Posted by Jack3d
And Dos Santos doesn't have mediocre defense? Dos Santos is a more fluid puncher but from a technique standpoint, he pales in comparison to Overeem. He doesn't mix up his striking with kicks, and he throws the uppercut ad nauseaum. Combinations are very predictable and his overall approach in fights is pretty reckless. Not to mention he hasn't exactly fought anyone with a respectable striking pedigree.
Unlike Werdum, Dos Santos isn't going to be looking to take him down in this fight, so I don't think Overeem would be wary or timid to strike with him like he was in the Werdum fight.
I also wouldn't be surprised if Overeem tries to muscle Dos Santos to the ground and beat him up there. His ground game is underrated he has good subs and he can do damage from top position.
And lol @ you suggesting that diverticulitis was a factor in Overeem winning the fight because he kicked Brock in the Liver.
Diverticulitis doesn't weaken you ability to take body shots.
Also I don't see how the momentum for JDS is any better.
Here is a guy who is beating up on a few washed-up bums like Yvel and a handful of one dimensional grapplers who don't have the striking to compete standing or the wrestling to avoid it. Then his last impressive win was over a guy who came off a year long layoff from shoulder surgery and threw one sloppy punch to the back of the head.
Yes much more impressive
Reems best win in mma as a HW is Brock Lesner.....
JDS is coming his KTFO of Cain Velasquez, #1 in the world and he Dominated Shane Carwin, He brutally knocked Werdum out of the UFC when Werdum was in line for a Title shot(he had JDS then he would have gotten the title shot).
The guy hasn't lost a single round in the UFC and out of his 7 wins in the UFC he finished 5.
You seem to have a bias towards Roid heads