POWER PICKS - UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs Miocic

Here's a sample of our main card picks if anyone wants a read. We've got Junior, RDA, Reem and Gonzaga.
Junior dos Santos (2) vs Stipe Miocic (4)
This fight presents us with one of the rarer entities in MMA today - a fighter who could at least trouble Junior dos Santos in a boxing bout. Former Golden Gloves champ Stipe Miocic might not have Cigano's sheer gypsy power, but he's shown solid fundamentals and a speed which belies his imposing 6'4" frame. Now 12-1 in MMA, the 32-year-old finds his range quickly, keeps his composure and trusts his straight punches to land first, which they usually do. His destructions of Roy Nelson and Fabio Maldonado - two men who rely heavily on punches - showed his class. But they were merely entrees to the main course, a genuine knockout artist who's won four of his 12 UFC fights by clean KO.
It took dos Santos (16-3) just over a minute to win the UFC heavyweight championship from Cain Velasquez three years ago. One thunderous overhand right and the big debut on Fox was over, much to the chagrin of the UFC brass. Then, as if he hadn't already proven his power, he goes and puts Mark Hunt to sleep with a wheel kick at UFC 160. The Power Double hated that knockout, but it revealed a frightening new facet to the 30-year-old Brazilian's game. We all know about his boxing - the way he maintains his range, rips his uppercuts and hunts for overhand rights - but the kicks are relatively new. Despite Stipe's technical ability, Junior is the favourite on the feet... (cont)
Rafael dos Anjos (3) vs Nate Diaz (14)
In the year since fan favourite Nate Diaz, 29, decided to take a break from the sport, the ever-evolving dos Anjos has proven himself as a top contender. The 30-year-old Brazilian dropped a unanimous decision to Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this year, but he rebounded with knockout wins over Jason High and none other than Benson Henderson. He's won seven of his last eight fights, and although he doesn't have a huge connection with English-speaking fans, his skills are starting to do the talking. Diaz (17-9) hasn't fought in 14 months, but his cardio is never in question. He's 1-2 in his last three fights and as usual he'll be coming into this one with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove.
It's a fascinating style match-up. Dos Anjos (22-7) has been honing his BJJ since the age of nine and he's not afraid to shoot for takedowns or take his opponent's back. The Gracie Barra black belt could give Diaz plenty to think about on the ground, but if you want to beat a Diaz, you need more than submissions. Fortunately for RDA, he's a quick learner. His Muay Thai's come a long way in his time at Evolution MMA in Brazil and Singapore, leading to wins over Donald Cerrone and the former champion, Henderson. He can finish fights standing and on the ground, and his gas tank is solid, but he'll need his A game against Nate.... (cont)
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3 outta 4 ain't bad amirite. Anyone pick Mitrione? Phone Post 3.0