Here we go! UFC - 146
Junior 'Cigano' Dos Santos: Heavy-handed striker who has good foot movement. He loves to throw uppercut as a weapon against takedown attempts. Great in cutting corners when throwing his punches. Good cardio, YES! He has proven this in Roy Nelson fight. Ground-game? - the question is if he gets taken-down, will he be able to stand-up against Mir's top jiu-jitsu skill?
Frank Mir: A very high-level brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with very good striking but a bit slow movement, almost plodding. Cardio? - based on his fights he is always gassing. Wrestling? - In my opinion, he hasn't shown any explosive doubles, singles and his clinch takedown is mostly ineffective against strong opponents.
I'm a jiu-jitsu practitioner and I would love to cheer for Frank Mir. But, JDS is a beast of a fighter. I'm so pump-up for this weekend!
Note: This blog about fighters is just my personal opinion. I'm not an expert on MMA fighting and will never claim to be one. I'm just a fight fan that is trying to learn, understand and enjoy different aspects of fighting. :)
UFC 146 - Primetime episode 1
UFC 146 - Primetime - Episode 2
I'll go bananas if Frank Mir pulled-off a submission in this fight.