Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik - 8/15/20 UFC 252 Pick and Prediction

Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik - 8/15/20 UFC 252 Pick and Prediction Photo by Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Junior Dos Santos

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:30 PM (UFC APEX)

The Line: -- Junior Dos Santos +110 / Jairzinho Rozenstruik -120 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Junior Dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik face off in a heavyweight showdown at UFC 252 at the UFX Apex in Las Vegas.Dos Santos is currently ranked fifth in the division while Rozenstruik is ranked sixth. 

Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos comes into this fight with a 21-7 record overall but he is really struggling coming into this one losing each of his last two fights. In Dos Santos last game against Curtis Blaydes and in that fight in the second round he was knocked out. Each of his last two losses were by knockout, and the two previous fights before that he won, and both of those also were by knockout. Dos Santos last win was actually against Derrick Lewis in March of 2019, a fight he won early in the 3rd round. 

Dos Santos comes into this fight averaging 4.86 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.13 significant strikes per minute. Dos Santos would rather the fight stays on the feet averaging just 0.33 takedown attempts every 15 minutes and he is successful on 55 percent of the takedowns. Dos Santos is also averaging 0.1 submission attempts every 15 minutes.

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On the other side of this fight is Jairzinho Rozenstruik who comes into this fight with a 10-1 record but his only loss came in his last fight back in May of 2020. Before that, Rozenstruik had won four fights in a row in the UFC and each of those fights he was able to win by knockout. In Rozenstruik’s last win against Alistair Overeem it took until late in the fight with only four seconds left to go, he finished the fight. 

Rozenstruik comes into this fight averaging 3.87 significant strikes per minute while 3.21 significant strikes per minute. Rozenstruik likes to keep the fight on the feet, and in this one he will try to throw his hands early. 

Both of these fighters lost their last fight, but in terms of talent, Rozenstruik seems to have the advantage. Look for him to land a couple of big punches early, and he will come away with the victory. 

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Shane’s Pick Jairzinho Rozenstruik -120

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