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.
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