Tonight’s UFC 166 headliner between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos is such a big fight not only because it’s a championship rubber match between two of the planet’s best fighters, but because of the match-up itself.
Dos Santos is one of the heavyweight division’s most dangerous strikers, and he demonstrated why when he quickly took out Velasquez at UFC on FOX 1. Velasquez, however, is one of the sport’s most well rounded fighters, which he vividly demonstrated at UFC 155 en route to a unanimous decision win.
So, how does JDS plan on approaching Velasquez in their third fight? Considering how badly outgunned he was in their second meeting last December? While speaking to Fighters Only Magazine recently the former champion relayed the following:
“We always try to analyze and understand the opponent’s game but our main worry for this fight was my attack, not my defense,” “Cigano” said.
“Of course I need to be ready to defend myself, but a fight can’t be focused only on that. I want to impose my game in the attack and make Cain feel worried about defense.”
Since Velasquez can come at you in various ways, considering his wrestling and striking skills, you can see why JDS and his camp evidently think offense is the best defense. It’s going to be fascinating to see how it all plays out.
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