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Junior Dos Santos thinks Fabricio Werdum takes Cain Velasquez in the rematch


Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos recently did an interview with about the upcoming heavyweight championship match between Cain Velasquez and newly crowned champion Fabricio Werdum.

On the Velasquez vs. Werdum fight: “Velasquez is one of a kind, and he always shows up in great shape. He doesn’t get tired, except for this fight. He gassed in the first round this time. He blamed the altitude, and that might be the case. I believe Werdum fought a different Velasquez than the one I fought. But Werdum had a great performance, my hats off to him. However, if the altitude really affected Velasquez, it’s going to be a completely different fight for Werdum. Werdum has a good shot at winning again because jiu-jitsu is his best weapon, and Velasquez’s wrestling is his best weapon but he won’t take Werdum down. Werdum’s ground game is really dangerous. Even the best of all times was trapped by his triangle, so Cain Velasquez won’t risk. Werdum’s best weapon might complicate things for Cain Velasquez.”

On Velasquez getting another shot at Werdum: “I was hoping to fight for the title now in a rematch against Werdum. He did well against Velasquez, and I think it was maybe the only opportunity to make this rematch happen in a good moment. He’s 38, and I think it was the perfect moment for a rematch. But it’s up to the UFC and we have other fights booked already. I have Alistair Overeem in front of me and that’s what I’m thinking. That’s what matters to me right now.”

On Werdum being a different fighter than when they last fought: “I have to be confident. I’m faster than him, I have better striking abilities. He’s better now, professor Rafael Cordeiro improved his muay thai, but improving your muay thai is different than having striking as your main martial art. I’ve done this my entire life. I can create more opportunities standing. If the fight goes to the ground, he’s the favorite. But I see myself beating him again, and by knockout. First- or second-round knockout.”

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