Wow, Brock gets hardly any respect here.
Ever since coming into the UFC Brock has fought guys with more talent, more experience and more skill. It never stopped him from being champion.
I recall before the Cain fight a lot of people were writing off both Cain and Junior. Brock was beat up in the fight against Cain because he got caught with more than a few massive shots, but Cain was also injured by one bull rush. Had Brock kept his composure (better yet avoided that first punch) it may have been a different fight.
Brock has plenty of time to improve, hell he has been doing nothing but improve since first joining the UFC. To write Brock off as having no chance against the likes of Junior is silly.
We are talking about heavyweights. A 250+ pound guy who punches another 250+ guy first has the advantage. OR if a heavyweight can put his weight on a guy and bring him down and control the fight has the advantage.
I have to say this is a interesting fight. Brock improved big time after his first loss to Mir, and adapted, and I have no doubt that he has the ability to do the same against Junior. He will improve on his striking, I guess the question really is how much?
The other question is will it matter on the feet as Junior does not have the same pedigree as Cain in terms of wrestling. If Brock takes it to the ground Junior will have it pretty tough.
For ratings, this will be the highest rated TUF show ever. That is the only thing that is guaranteed.