twitter google

JDS’ Coach: Velasquez’s Chin is “his Weakness”

Junior dos Santos

Depending on who you talk to, Cain Velaquez was KO’d by Junior dos Santos in their first meeting due to the fact he was injured going in, or because of the latter’s renowned boxing skills. For others, it’s a bit of both. Of course, Velasquez went on to scored a one sided, UD win over JDS in the rematch last December, and now the two will battle for a third time on October 19th.

Naturally, the boxing coach for JDS, Luiz Carlos Dorea, believes his fighter’s path to victory lies with his dangerous fists, especially since he doesn’t think Velasquez has a good chin. While speaking to MMA Fighting.com recently, Dorea stated:

“I have no doubt that we will get closer to the knockout as soon as ‘Cigano’ lands one or two punches,” Luiz Carlos Dorea sad. “Cain’s ability to take a punch is his weakness, and that’s what we will explore in this fight.”

“Cain is a complete fighter, deserves our respect, but ‘Cigano’ is stronger and more durable,” he said. “The best way to win this fight is work on the punches, and we know the title is coming back to Brazil.”

Dorea also noted that dos Santos is “100% focused” heading into the rubber match, as the former champ had just concluded a divorce , prior to his fight with Velasquez at UFC 155. It’s going to be fascinating to see what goes down in the third tilt, and how each man approaches the fight.

UFC 166 will be hosted by Houston’s Toyota Center and the main card will be available via pay-per-view.

Stay tuned to MMA Convert for all your UFC news and coverage.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 135: Warren vs. Galvao

Event Date: March 27, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas

Event Date: April 4, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 136: Brooks vs. Jansen

Event Date: April 10, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 64: Cro Cop vs. Gonzaga 2

Event Date: April 11, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold

Event Date: April 18, 2015
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1

UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

Event Date: April 25, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass