In advance of UFC 161’s headliner between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans Saturday, Fightline.com has posted several interesting videos, which featured UFC vets like Jake Ellenberger and Phil Davis giving their thoughts on the upcoming tilt. In the latest vid to go up Mark Munoz was asked to breakdown the fight, which not only features two of the promotion’s top light-heavyweights, but former champs who really need a victory.
Of course, considering Munoz is a former NCAA wrestling champ, a coach at Reign MMA and the UFC’s 8th ranked middleweight, he’s a not a bad guy to listen to when it comes to analyzing fights. The 35 year-old vet noted that he’s a fan of both Evans and Hendo, before offering these insights about the June 15th bout.
“You’re going to see fireworks from him; you’re going to see his relentlessness in the clinch, with cage work, even with some ground-and-pound,” Munoz noted about Henderson. “I believe that if he can keep the distance, if he can look for times where he can land that overhand right he’ll have his way with the fight.”
“On the flip side with Rashad, Rashad’s got to use his elusiveness, he’s got to use his movement to be able to hide behind his devastating punches, because we’ve seen knockout power with Rashad. That only happens when he’s able to move and evade punches and counter with an overhand right or a left hook. He’s really good at that and he’s been exemplifying some wrestling along the way as well.”
It’s definitely going to be interesting to see how Evans approaches this fight, as it’s safe to say Hendo will come out hunting and look to land his infamous right hand bomb. As Munoz noted, Evans is also a pretty talented wrestler, so Hendo could find himself on his back if he’s not careful.
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