OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 07: Junior dos Santos punches Roy Nelson during the UFC Heavyweight bout at Oracle Arena on August 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
"In my opinion, If it ends in the first round Lesnar takes it, if it ends after the first round I think Cain takes it. Brock is that big heavyweight, very dangerous, if he’s on top it’s very hard for you to escape. He’s very strong and very heavy and has good wrestling as well. He’s got heavy hands, it would be a very tough fight for me for sure, he’s a very dangerous guy. The strategy would be similar to mine against Roy Nelson, not to land on my back, because it’s not a good thing to be underneath a guy that weighs around 130 kilos. As for Cain Velasquez, I think he’s the best conditioned heavyweight out there, his cardio is very good. He’s very technical too, has excellent wrestling, has shown great abilities in striking as well, he kicks well, punches well. We haven’t seem much from his ground game, but I think he’s more technical from other heavyweights, fast and a very good gas tank. So they are a bit different, but basically it’s strength against speed"
I'm not sure I totally agree with him that it's a pure strength against speed fight. Cain has shown that he's got some power in his hands but he also has a very suspect chin. He might be the better technical striker but Brock showed that he could handle Shane Carwin's power so I see no reason for him to worry about Cain's. If Lesnar can beat him to the punch, he might actually have a chance of winning by knockout. That said, I don't think that will be his gameplan at all. Lesnar is so much bigger than Cain that he'll likely try to double leg him and lay on top of him to test his cardio. Is he really going to be able to stay fresh throughout the course of 5 rounds with a behemoth on top of him? Then again, if Velasquez manages to get off with his punches and stun Lesnar the way Carwin did, there won't be any worry of gassing out while looking for the finish. As it gets closer we'll be here on Cageside Seats with a ton of Lesnar coverage. I know it's early but who you got?