UFC 211: Miocic vs Dos Santos 2

The Anticipated Rematch of UFC 211


Promotion for UFC 211 from the American Airlines Center website.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0-0) goes up against Jessica Andrade (16-5-0) tomorrow night, May 13th at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. It’s the first matchup between the two and it promises to be an action packed fight. Joanna will likely stay undefeated and retain her strawweight title. Jedrzejczyk’s punching power will be too much to handle for Andrade. Jedrzejczyk has better standup and better ground defense and better punching power. We predict she is going to win this fight by TKO in the 3rd round. However, it will interesting to see if Andrade can use her jiu-jitsu and bring Jedrzejczyk to the ground.

The most exciting part of the night though will come afterwards when dos Santos faces off again Miocic.

The heavily publicized rematch between considerably one of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time, Junior dos Santos, and his rival Stipe Miocic who is defending his heavyweight title in the main event.

In December 2014 at UFC on Fox 13 was the first meeting of Miocic and dos Santos, the fight was intense as the two heavyweights relentlessly showed speed and power, but at the end of the final round dos Santos won via unanimous decision.

When Miocic was at the media conference promoting UFC 211 he shared what he learned in his first fight against the former heavyweight champion who is known for knocking opponents.

“The lesson I learned, not even really a lesson as much as, just knowing that I belong,” Miocic said. “I belong, that I can hang anyone. I went five rounds with a former champ, a guy who has been a knockout artist and I went five rounds with him, I know I belong. I know that I’m not going anywhere, and look at where I’m at now.”

Since the win of dos Santos against Miocic, dos Santos has only fought twice and he lost by TKO against Overeem in 2015. His most recent unanimous decision win was against Ben Rothwell over a year ago. For Miocic, he won his last four fights including his first title defense against Alistair Overeem.

Dos Santos was explaining how good a fighter Miocic, so for this upcoming rematch he planned to be more prepared and expect to win before round two ends.

“That was a really tough fight, you know?” dos Santos said. “Stipe Miocic, he has really heavy hands, you know? He’s got really good boxing skills, it was a tough fight for both of us I think, and for sure we learned a lot from each other from that fight. So, now I think we can be more prepared for each other.”

“I’m a very confident guy I like to be positive,” dos Santos said. “So in my dreams the way I see things going in the fight I can see myself beating him before the end of second round.”

Miocic believes that he will defend his title, but also thinks that the fight would not be easy because him and dos Santos are going to trade punches and someone will win by knockout, however, he didn’t predict what round his going to win.

“We both know that someone’s getting KO’d,” Miocic said.  “I’m walking out with the belt still, so, it’s going to happen. I’m not going to predict what round, but I’m walking out with the belt.”

Junior dos Santos record is (18-4-0), while  Miocic record is (16-2-0). Miocic and dos Santos fought the same opponent and through this results it could determine who’s going to win the rematch. Dos Santos fought twice and one of them are  Overeem and dos Santos lost the fight by TKO, however, Miocic won against  Overeem in the first round by knockout in 2015. Miocic is going to win the fight because he has improved his stamina, technique,and power. Also looking in their record of fight they took since their first meeting, Miocic hasn’t lost yet when he had his four fights, but dos Santos lost one of his two fights.