Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik UFC 252 Odds, Betting Predictions and Analysis
The best UFC sportsbooks for US players favor Jairzinho Rozenstruik over JDS in their match at UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3. This is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It will be held on August 15, 2020, at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik Betting Line
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Betting Junior Dos Santos
Dos Santos is the underdog according to the best online sportsbooks. He is a former UFC heavyweight champion. He will enter the fight on a two-fight losing streak. Lost to top heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou in his latest Octagon outings. Before that, Junior dos Santos had strung together a three-straight win streak. That included victories over former World Series of Fighting heavyweight champ Blagoy Ivanov, Australia’s Tai Tuivasa, and Derrick Lewis. The former champ looks to be in great shape ahead of his crucial matchup with Rozenstruik.
“I expect a knockout,” Dos Santos told MMA Junkie. “Somebody’s going down with a knockout, and I really 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.”
In spite of back-to-back knockout losses to Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou, Dos Santos remains ranked No. 5 in the division. He has wins over champion Stipe Miocic and No. 4-ranked Derrick Lewis. Furthermore, No. 1-ranked Daniel Cormier will retire after UFC 252. That’s one fewer obstacle for Dos Santos to overcome.
Betting Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Rozenstruik is the favorite, per the best UFC sportsbooks for US players. Jairzinho recently revealed he turned down a strange offer from Junior Dos Santos. Both fighters train at the same gym with different coaches. However, they have never trained with each other. Junior wanted to change that. According to MMA Junkie, JDS made an offer to spar with Rozenstruik every week until their clash. Rozenstruik discarded the idea, though, and with good reason.
“No, I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Rozenstruik told MMA Junkie. “It’s nice of him, you know what I mean. As I said before, he’s a nice guy and he’s got my respect. Most of the other fighters, even Francis Ngannou, Alistair Overeem, they start trash talk and underestimate me and stuff. But yeah, this fight is different.” Rozenstruik has not given up on winning UFC gold. He said fighting the top fighters in the company still feels like a dream.
“I still have the same feeling. It’s not like a dream come true, it’s more like my life is a dream. I’m used to playing video games with all those guys and now I’m facing these guys in real life, so it feels good. And yeah, it feels like a dream.” As far as the championship is concerned, Rozenstruik remains hopeful. He believes that he is still in the conversation. The Surinamese will fight on the same card as Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 3.
“One hundred percent, we’re right there. Right now we’re on the same card as the champion who fights Daniel Cormier. We’re going to see who’s next, and by that time, I’m going to still be around, stay active, and wait for my chance. Right now my dream is still alive it’s kind of on hold, but nothing can stop me going to my dream.” Rozenstruik has KO’d some of the top contenders in the heavyweight division. He took his single loss at UFC 249 at the hands of Francis Ngannou.
Junior Dos Santos vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik UFC 252 Pick