Posted by grappler0000
Posted by kingsmasher
I pick Dos Santos because I believe his reach and Werdum out struck Rheem on the feet...OVEReem is Overrated IMO...
I think Dos Sanros would jab jab jab
When a fighter is scared of a TD, his standup suffers. If my memory serves me correctly, JDS has never gone for a TD once. The Reem could strike with complete confidence. This fight would be completely different as a result. I don't know why a bad style matchup would dictate the outcome of a good style matchup...that doesn't make sense.
I believe Dos Santos took Carwin down late in the third round of their fight, but I might be mistaken.
I also believe that Overeem would be able to strike with confidence and throw heavy leather and let go with his kicks and knees in combinations without really fearing the takedown which is why I believe that it is a fight like this that we see Overeem at his best. I know that Dos Santos would be game and he wouldn't really have to worry about takedowns too much either, so both of them could put everything they got behind their punches. The thing that stands out to me though is the matching up of their striking styles. Dos Santos is primarily a boxer and uses his hands more than anything else, whereas Overeem is the much more diverse striker with that powerful K-1 style Dutch kickboxing background, so Overeem has more tools at his disposal than JDS, which as we saw in the fight between Winner and Njokuani, can make a huge difference. Now I understand that this match up would be way different than the afformentioned fight though because with the size and power of these two men, it doesn't matter one way or the other as far as style is concerned, in the early goings of the fight when both guys are fresh all they have to do is land once and it could be game over for the other one. Still, with Overeems heavy leg kicks and devastating knees it provides some interesting problems/challenges for the much more one dimensional power puncher in Dos Santos. I think it would be a great fight in which we would really get to see both guys chins tested, which is something we've all been waiting to see with both guys, especially in the case of Overeem where people are always questioning two things: his chin and his cardio.