Don't defend him then
I've brought up Overeem vs Rogers to point out what power + technique does.
My opinion stays strong: Overeem would beat Cain standing - no doubt. If Kongo tagged him, Overeem will do it also.
And while i believe Cain has great striking, i have to take in consideration the fact he hasn't faced elite strikers really: Rothwell, Nog and Lesnar aren't exactly what you would call excellent strikers, at least compared to Overeem.
And i also think Cain would be more cautious about rushing in for the TDs. I also don't see him GnPing Overeem for a TKO.
But Cain has his chance in this no doubt. It's just that i see him as the underdog in this one atm. His best chance would be to make it a long fight and use his cardio to tire Overeem somehow by grinding him.
And like i've said: such a shame this fight ain't happening for at least 12 months.
maybe the ZUFFA pulls a surprise out of the hat, who knows?!
Overeem vs Kharitonov - that's not today's Overeem.
That fight is pre *Ubereem* and it describes Overeem's ealry career the best way possible: great begginings to the fight - dominating - followed by fading + getting KO'd.
That fighter is dead.
Today's *Ubereem* would murder that Overeem in < 60 seconds.
No dount in my mind.