Posted by lohmann
I think Velasquez takes out Dos Santos with little difficulty.
Velasquez excels in almost every area, and because of his multifaceted arsenal it allows him to dictate where the fight goes: against Nogueira, he exploited Nogueira's slowed-down striking; against Kongo, he exposed Kongo's poor grappling; against Rothwell, he showed that even the biggest men at heavyweight are not safe from his takedowns. Against Dos Santos, he would take him down and keep him down, and Dos Santos would suffer a TKO or decision loss under the weight of Velasquez's ground and pound.
Even if the fight remained on the feet, Dos Santos would have a slight advantage, but Velasquez has demonstrated more defensive striking than every opponent Dos Santos has faced so far, so I don't think Dos Santos lands an easy big shot that puts away Velasquez. Combined with Dos Santos probably having to keep a lot of distance and having no leg kicks at his disposal for fear of a takedown, I think Velasquez is at least a competitive striking matchup for Dos Santos (although, in a fifteen minute battle that never hits the ground I'd pick Cigano every time).
I think Velasquez takes out everybody at heavyweight, even Lesnar, who would have to contend with clinch work from a young fighter with great potential, not an old man in the twilight of his career.
Cains striking is nowhere near Dos Santos, power or technically.
He was also dropped 3 times by Kongo, Cain may be tough, but If JDS lands a clean shot like kongo did (with relative ease, straight down the middle) the Cain is going night night, no ifs ands or buts about it, Kongo didnt capitalize on it because he didnt want to go to the ground wether Cain was rocked or not, JDS will pounce AND finish if he has the chance.
I want to see this matchup because I would like to see JDS on the ground against top comp but there is no way Cain wins this fight unless its 3 rounds on the ground.
Posted by DCRage
Posted by BeeR
If Kongo could land big shots on Cain, they Dos Santos will knock him out IF cain doesnt keep him down.
But Kongo couldn't keep Cain down. Cain has a CHIN. That's one reason why he wins.
Kongo didnt WANT to keep him down, I wouldnt even say he tried, And you cant say he has a chin, Ive see Cain take 3 power shots in all his fights, and he was dropped by all 3 of them, having a chin is taking a beating and not going to sleep, getting put on your ass whens you get hit hard is not having a chin, as soon as He fights someone that will capitalize on that, he'ss suffer his 1st loss. and JDS WILL capitalize on it.
Bring on the fight, the world wants it!