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UFC on FOX 17 fight card: Junior dos Santos vs Alistair Overeem full fight preview

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Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem will throw down this Saturday (Dec. 19, 2015) at UFC on FOX 17 inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. In a match up of knockout strikers, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Top-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contenders Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem will finally battle this Saturday night (Dec. 19, 2015) at UFC on FOX 17 inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

This fight is a long time in the making.

An ex-Heavyweight champion, dos Santos’ career was given new life when Fabricio Werdum dethroned Cain Velasquez, as the Brazilian had little chance at a fourth battle with Velasquez. Now, dos Santos needed to capitalize on that change and build some momentum by brutalizing “Demolition Man.”

Meanwhile, Overeem is finally getting a bit more consistent. He’s won three of his last four and has put together some complete performances, but this is likely his last real chance to get into the title mix.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Junior dos Santos
Record: 17-3
Key Wins: Stipe Miocic (UFC on FOX 13), Cain Velasquez (UFC on FOX 1), Mark Hunt (UFC 160)
Key Losses: Cain Velasquez (UFC 155, UFC 166)
Keys to Victory: Dos Santos is a powerful boxer with some ferocious knockout wins. He’s also a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and talented wrestler, which helps explain the reason so few men have found success against him.

In this bout, dos Santos cannot afford to let his opponent settle into the fight. Dos Santos may have taken some serious damage in recent fights, but he’s still a durable fighter with huge power.

To defeat Overeem, “JDS” needs to force him to exchange punches. Dos Santos has the more powerful hands, and Overeem still doesn’t seem to fully understand ….View full article

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