Velasquez vs JDS pre-fight Q&A

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“This is for their legacy,” declares UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

On October 19th at UFC 166, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will enter the Octagon one more time with the heavyweight championship hanging in the balance to conclude this incredible trilogy. In their first meeting in 2011 at UFC on FOX, everything went perfectly for dos Santos with the one punch KO of Velasquez. In their second meeting in 2012 at UFC 155, everything went perfectly for Velasquez with the flawless unanimous decision victory over dos Santos.

With the series tied at 1-1, it’s about time for these two elite heavies themselves and the countless fight fans waiting with baited breath to get one more incredible fight and some much needed resolution.

“What we know is that Cain Velasquez can beat up Junior dos Santos for 5 rounds,” affirms Rogan. “What we also know is that Junior dos Santos can knock Cain Velasquez unconscious with one shot. The big question in this fight, can Junior dos Santos get off a big shot before Cain can get to him?”

For the champion, Velasquez is perfect in his UFC or MMA career minus that one overhand right from dos Santos a couple years ago. With a background as a 2x NCAA Division I All-American wrestler from Arizona State University, Velasquez has the takedowns and the cardio as well as an evolving striking game, which has netted him 10 of his 12 pro wins by KO/TKO.

Former the former champ, dos Santos dominated all who entered the Octagon against him 9 straight times including Velasquez in their first encounter. The 16-2 Brazilian bomber has arguably the best boxing in the UFC with 6 KO/TKO victories from his prized fists alone. In his latest win at UFC 160, dos Santos debuted an awe-inspiring spinning heel kick that KOed the granite-headed Mark Hunt.

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