Bas Rutten Says Alistair Overeem Has A Glass Jaw, Believes Dos Santos Will Defend UFC Heavyweight Title

January 23, 2012 by  
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In a recent interview with sherdog.com, former UFC heavyweight fighter Bas Rutten talked about the next UFC heavyweight matchup between current champ Junior Dos Santos and #1 contender Alistair Overeem.  Rutten believes that Dos Santos has the better edge against Overeem and it’s because of his superior striking combinations.  He also feels that Overeem has a “glass jaw”, which Dos Santos can easily capitalize on.

From Bas Rutten:

“I think Alistair, everything he does is one single shot because he knows he’s got that glass jaw as well. He’s been knocked out quite a few times in the past, even by Chuck Liddell as well. Every time when he punches, one hand is up. He throws single shots; he doesn’t throw combinations. You saw that when he fought [Fabricio] Werdum. Werdum was actually tagging him more than he did to Werdum. I think that Junior dos Santos, with his combinations, his reach, I think he’s going to tag him and he’s going to throw combos and I think that yeah, he’s going to take this fight.”