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Velazquez VS Dos Santos: UFC On Fox

Updated on February 9, 2012

Velazquez versus Dos Santos Fight card Review

On Saturday, November 12, From the Honda Center in Anaheim California, the UFC will be premiering live on Fox for the first-time in ultimate fighting championship history. This marks the fifth time the UFC will be fighting in Anaheim at the Honda Center. .

The Fight Card

Main fight card

  1. Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos
  2. Ben Henderson versus Clay Guida


Preliminary Fight Card

> Ricardo Lamas versus Cub Swanson
> Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto versus Darren Uyenoyama
> Robert Peralta versus Mackens Semerzier
> Paul Bradley versus Mike Pierce
> Matt Lucas versus Aaron Rosa 



Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez is an All-American collegiate wrestler. Cain Velasquez is currently the heavyweight champion and he is also undefeated. Velasquez trains with American kickboxing Academy, Velasquez is a purple belt in guerrilla jujitsu. In Cain Velasquez's first UFC fight, at UFC 83 Velasquez beat Brad Morris with strikes. Here's a quick look at other Velasquez's victories

Previous victories

  1. Brock Lesnar
  2. Check Congo
  3. Ben Rothwell
  4. Shane Carwin

although Cain is a collegiate wrestler he is mostly known in the UFC as a dangerous kick boxer who can finish fights standing and on the mat.


Junior Dos Santos

Junior Dos Santos is very dangerous on the ground, he is a brown belt under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. He is from Brazil and fights in the heavyweight division of the UFC some MMA experts believe that Santos is #2 in his weight division around the world.


Previous wins

  1. Stefan Struve
  2. Fabrizio Werdum
  3. Roy Nelson

Dos Santos is a well-rounded UFC fighter he can strike with the best of them , but it is Santos ground game and grappling submission skills that set him apart in the heavyweight division. look for Santos to take the fight to the ground and finish Velasquez with a jujitsu submission.:


The matchup

Junior Dos Santos (13-1)

pros

  1. clinching
  2. strong submission skills
  3. takedowns / grappling


Cain Velasquez ( 9-0)

pros 

  1. striking / kickboxing
  2. wrestling
  3. strong chin 

My thoughts

On Saturday, November 12 at the Anaheim Center Dos Santos will have a chance to take the title from Cain Velasquez and secure his spot as the top dog in the heavyweight division. In order for dos Santos to win this fight, Santos needs to get the fight to the ground and finish Velasquez with his superior Jujitsu skills. Even though Velasquez is great on the ground I believe that Santos has an edge on Velasquez on the mat. The longer the fight stays standing the more the fight stays in Velasquez's heavy hands.

I believe that Velasquez will win this fight with a first round knockout. It is good news for fight fans that the UFC has now gone mainstream. I am very excited to see this Cain Velasquez fight and I can't wait to see more fights on cable TV .

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