In addition to the heavyweight title bout, UFC 252 will feature another clash between top heavyweights Junior Dos Santos and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Both fighters train at the same gym under different coaches; therefore, it will be interesting to see how this situation will affect the outcome of their fight. The winner of this fight will re-establish himself as a top contender for the belt. So, what are our Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik betting predictions?
Both Are Coming Off a Loss
Santos and Rozenstruik are coming off losses in their last fights. In fact, Junior Dos Santos has lost his last two fights against Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blades. After a series of wins against former champions such as Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, and Stipe Miocic, Santos seems to be in a decline. Both of his last two losses ended by way of knockout which will certainly affect his confidence. Also, this is the first time the former champion has 2 losses in a row, so this match will be a pivotal point for the future of his career. On the other hand, Rozenstruik was undefeated until his last fight against the boogeyman of the heavyweights Francis Ngannou. He also lost by way of knockout; therefore, this will be his chance to get back the winning track. So, what are our Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik betting predictions?
Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik Betting Predictions
Although Santos is far from his golden days at 36 years of age, Ciagano is still a top contender in the heavyweight division. Since his last win against current champion Stipe Miocic in 2017, Santos has a record of 3 wins and 2 losses in the octagon. For his upcoming fight, the former champion said “I think so that Jairzinho’s style matches up well with mine. I am sure it’s going to be a very interesting fight, especially because we both look for the knockout”. From this statement, you can feel that the Santos will come swinging hard looking for a knockout. It seems his mentality is finished or be finished. Online sportsbook sites in the US have placed him a slight underdog in their Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik betting predictions. On 1xBET, odds of him winning are 2.375.
On the other hand, Rozenstruik has proved himself that he has the skills to hang with the best of the division. He has wins against Arlovski and Overeem who is one of the most experienced in the division. Also, all of Rozenstruik’s wins in the UFC came by way of knockout, so he has the power to finish his opponent. Odds of him winning in the Junior Dos Santos vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik betting predictions on 1xBET are 1.595.