UFC NEWS – "I'm Looking Forward To Fighting Dos Santos" Says Overeem

December 20, 2011 1:10 pm by bjpenn.com staff 40 Comments
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“Style-wise, dos Santos is going to be an excellent fight for me — striker against striker. With my experience, I should have the upper hand. I must say that he is very dangerous with his hands. He’s got a lot [of power] in both punches; he’s clever and he’s fast. I’m looking forward to fighting him after Brock.”
During yesterday’s UFC pre-fight media conference call former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem stated that he is looking forward to facing current UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos.

It would be a Striker vs. Striker match of almost epic proportions. In one corner the UFC heavyweight champion who has shown nothing but phenomenal standup with his hands since entering the world of MMA and in the other corner, the K-1 Grand Prix champion.

In most circumstances you would pick the K-1 champ over the UFC champion in a pure striking match, but MMA is anything but pure striking.

Overeem is clearly the better standup fighter on paper, but in the Octagon JDS rules the division.

He must first get past Brock Lesnar next week but if the two get it on sometime in the future who takes it BJPENN.COM?

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