Overeem favors Velasquez over JDS in rematch


Posted at Nov 01 2012 09:24 PM | Updated as of Nov 02 2012 05:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Dutch heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem thinks Cain Velasquez won’t make the same mistake against Junior Dos Santos in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 155.

Overeem, who is tapped to face the winner between Dos Santos and Velasquez, believes Velasquez learned his lesson when he lost the heavyweight title to Dos Santos last year.

“I think Cain is gonna do good in his next fight, he might even get the belt,” Overeem told MMA Interviews.tv

Velasquez suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of Dos Santos, who finished the Mexican fighter 1 minute and 4 seconds into the first round.

Velasquez was riding high on his first round-technical knockout victory over then UFC superstar Brock Lesnar prior to his defeat.

Overeem expects Velasquez to come well-prepared for his second meeting with Dos Santos.

“He lost the belt [to Dos Santos], I think this time it will be different,” said the Dutch kickboxer.

Velasquez will try to reclaim his belt from Dos Santos at the main event of UFC 155 that takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada.