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Cain Velasquez (c) 20 54.05%
Junior dos Santos 17 45.95%
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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***OFFICIAL*** Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III Thread




Heavyweight bout: 265 pounds
Five round fight for the UFC Heavyweight Championship




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Old 10-14-2013, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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After re-watching Cain vs JDS II...

I had only watched the 5-round domination of Velasquez vs JDS II once. I wanted JDS to win, so I was left with a rather disappointing realization: Cain is quite clearly the more complete fighter and will probably finish Junior in their third fight.

It just felt like Cain would never "allow" JDS enough time or space to set up his famous power strikes.

After watching the 2 Primetime episodes (needless to say they left me super pumped for their next fight) I watched Velasquez vs JDS II again - more emotionally detached, and more importantly, without Rogan's constant praising of Cain and phrases like "this is the reeeeal Cain Velasquez that we shooooould've seen in the first fight".

I have to admit, very honestly, that I too, like many others, dismissed JDS too easily. I was fooled: my attention, when viewing the fight live, was completely taken by the aspect of Cain 'dominating' the 5 rounds and JDS looking like Sloth from Goonies.

However, I want to say this: gotta really give it up to JDS for trying to finish the fight until the end. He wasn't just surviving - he was also sniping and actually did land a few significant punches. At the time though, all I could notice was how badly JDS was gassed and how dominant Cain was.

I don't believe Junior is making excuses when saying he had 'overtrained' - today, I give JDS much more credit than before, and though I was convinced Cain would easily win their next fight - I now have no idea how it will go.

And that's why I can't f**ing wait for their 3rd fight

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Old 10-14-2013, 09:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just like Cain was apparently physically injured during their first fight, JDS was emotionally and mentally injured in their second fight.

I am hoping that this time we have a pure fight, I will be pulling for JDS but either man walking out with the belt would not surprise me.
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Think Cain will fight smart, and if he wins it'd be on the same form as their second fight. I'm hoping JDS wins as he's on my FFL team...and that's the only reason.
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This fight is interesting to me in the respect that it's probably the last interesting title fight at HW for awhile. These guys are not only the top two guys in the world, but they are the top two guys by a landslide... whoever would get the third spot is so far behind them both it's not even funny, and yes I'm including DC.

Anyway, Junior will take this fight.
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This fight is interesting to me in the respect that it's probably the last interesting title fight at HW for awhile. These guys are not only the top two guys in the world, but they are the top two guys by a landslide... whoever would get the third spot is so far behind them both it's not even funny, and yes I'm including DC.

Anyway, Junior will take this fight.
Agreed - and I too hope Junior takes this because I want this rivalry to continue (Cain says he'll "end it here" but I really hope it doesn't go down like that).

Junior showed massive, massive heart during their second fight. People don't seem to truly recognize how outstanding his resilience and fighting spirit was during those 4.5 rounds...
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This fight is interesting to me in the respect that it's probably the last interesting title fight at HW for awhile. These guys are not only the top two guys in the world, but they are the top two guys by a landslide... whoever would get the third spot is so far behind them both it's not even funny, and yes I'm including DC.

Anyway, Junior will take this fight.
You're leaving out Werdum, who you really shouldn't sleep on. He offers serious problems for Cain on the ground. Less for jds as his striking has improved but not enough to win a kickboxing match and his wrestling is sub-par. But I believe Werdum could sub Cain.

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You're leaving out Werdum, who you really shouldn't sleep on. He offers serious problems for Cain on the ground. Less for jds as his striking has improved but not enough to win a kickboxing match and his wrestling is sub-par. But I believe Werdum could sub Cain.

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That is very true. IF it went to the ground, Werdum could catch Cain, as I think he could catch anyone. But honestly, I think Cain and Junior are so much better than Werdum that if either of those fights are next... they'll never see the mat unless Werdum lays there and tries to entice like he did Overeem.
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JDS will win this one. I think Cain is fantastic but I think JDS in shape will find Cain's face and get his respect.

The new era is here. This fight will be a standup war pretty much like Jones vs Gus.

Despite Cain's great cardio, being hit or not get hit is more important than the cardio. I think JDS will make Cain tired because he will be able to hit him hard.
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JDS wins the greatest fight in UFC HW history via SD where both fighters are dropped and nearly finished multiple times. Blood and guts will be the theme here. Time for war.
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