Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos looks very shredded and is in a phenomenal shape ahead of his fight with top heavyweight contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 252 on August 15.
Dos Santos has been sharing photos and videos of his preparation for his upcoming fight. He looks extremely confident and has had a very good training camp. Though he’s an underdog coming into the fight, he can’t be counted out as the former heavyweight champion posses one of the best boxing attributes in the division.
Here are some photos that Junior Dos Santos has been sharing on Instagram.
Junior dos Santos looking to make a comeback in the win column
While talking to MMA Junkie, Dos Santos said he can make a comeback in the division just by getting one or two more wins and it can put him back in No.1 contender spot.
“I expect a knockout,” Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “Somebody’s going down with a knockout, and I believe this guy will be him. Of course, the goal is the belt, and I don’t think it’s gonna take very much long for me to be fighting for the title. This victory with another one or one or two more, I’ll be fighting for the title again.”
Dos Santos had his last few wins over Tai Tuivasa and Derrick Lewis and had a three-fight winning streak going on but that stopped after he suffered back to back stoppage losses to Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes. Despite back-to-back knockout losses against Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou, Dos Santos is still ranked No. 5 in the division, with previous wins over champion Stipe Miocic who is the current heavyweight champion and is going to defend the belt against Daniel Cormier at UFC 252. Dos Santos is very well prepared and has an optimistic mindset coming into this fight and thinks he can knockout Rozenstruik.
Recently while talking to BJPENN.COM Dos Santos said “I don’t think it will go the distance, We are both strikers with a lot of knockout power, we are both knockout artists. It will be a very interesting fight for the fans and I see a beautiful fight. My advantage I believe is my speed and footwork. I move a lot and I have a lot of speed.“Every fight is important to win especially this one, I want to go back to my winning streak,” dos Santos continued. “Just stay there for a long time and get the belt again and defend it. That is my main goal right now to become the champion again. I have everything it takes and I believe I will become the champion again, it is just a matter of time.
“This is a good fight. Every fight for me is good. I want to keep fighting, I want to fight the best and right now I believe I am fighting one of the best. I want to go back to my winning streak and very soon fight for the title again.”
Junior Dos Santos is extremely motivated and excited to get his hand raised in this fight and getting back in the win column. What do you guys think about this fight between Junior dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik?