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Bas Rutten Predicts Dos Santos Will Shatter Overeem’s “Glass Jaw”

“I’ll be leaving with all of the women from rows K-M, and there’s nothing you chumps can do to stop me.”  (Pic:

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion and MMA personality extraordinaire Bas Rutten joined venerated lady’s man Bruce Buffer on Sherdog Radio this week to run down a variety of topics, most interestingly his take on the pending heavyweight tilt between Champion Junior Dos Santos and challenger Alistair Overeem.

Rutten says that he previously advised his fellow Dutchmen at Golden Glory to avoid “Cigano” at all costs. Overeem punched (and kicked) his ticket to the title bout by tearing Brock Lesnar apart “piece by piece” at UFC 141. Despite that stellar performance, Bas doesn’t give Overeem much of a chance against the champ.

“I think Alistair, everything he does is one single shot because he knows he’s got that glass jaw as well. He’s been knocked out quite a few times in the past, even by Chuck Liddell as well. Every time when he punches, one hand is up. He throws single shots; he doesn’t throw combinations. You saw that when he fought Werdum. Werdum was actually tagging him more than he did to Werdum. I think that Junior dos Santos, with his combinations, his reach, I think he’s going to tag him and he’s going to throw combos and I think that yeah, he’s going to take this fight.”

Quick finishes are a hot trend in the UFC’s heavyweight division right now, and both men have proven that they can turn someone’s lights out in short order. Do you agree with “El Guapo” that Junior’s hands will prove too much for Overeem? Bigger question: What do you think of Bas’ opinion that the former Strikeforce champ would have his hands full with Cheick Kongo?

Check out the full interview with Bas (starts at 17:00) to get his thoughts on Cyborg’s failed steroid test and his latest project “Punk Payback”.



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Lesnars_tiny_pecker_says- January 24, 2012 at 8:07 am
Wow my first attempt at funny and I completely fuck it up! I just realized that at 40 yrs old I am vastly under educated. I have no answer for the "bowel of dick" my bad. I can't blame it on auto correct. I am also a loser for the "first" shit so.. I will take my beatings and learn from them. If you thought it was funny though, cool. ^ disco biscuit thanks I also followed for a year before I started making a complete fool of my self. don't follow in my steps. Not sure the fight is as cut and dry as Bas thinks but we will see
Big Poppa C- January 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm
You pro Dos Santos fans are forgetting that Overeem has 8 limbs that he uses to smash people. Dos Santos does have a better chin but I think Overeem knows that and will attack Dos Santos's body. I like JDS too but I hope he is training his Muay Thai clinch defense because everyone Overeem gets a hold of with that clinch does down. Bas is foolishly saying Overeem has a glass jaw but that was when he was a much smaller heavyweight. Ever since Overeem has been fighting as a true heavyweight he has been unstoppable. If there is any heavyweight right now that can beat Overeem it's JDS but JDS to be careful and use his angles to move in and out. Overeem is a much better all around striker but but JDS has excellent boxing. It's gonna be a war! It sounds like Bas is envious of a fellow dutchmen since Overeem is much more accomplished that him. Bas is hating! I personally think Overeem is gonna pound JDS body and stop him but we'll wait and see. It's not gonna be an easy fight though! I can pretty much guarantee that!
XENOPHON- January 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm
You said you think the if a MMA is not happening inside the UFC, then is likely a bunk fight, right?
That being the case, look at how many punches got thrown between the UFC's former Champ Lesnar, and Overheem.
If you paid the $55 bucks to watch the Lesnar vs. Overheem fight, go back and count the strikes that took place. The fight was over in less than 2.5 minutes, and both fighters only landed a few shots.
I disagree, most of the UFC are lame, its only that they advertise the names and faces so much that people are conditioned to them.

If the cost of each fight is $55 bucks, and there are 16 fights a year...that nearly $1000 bucks for really what I consider marginal fights - with an few good ones.
But the UFC has the public beat, they line up 15 plus fights to fill in the ones that ended way too early. My whole point revolves around one question.
Who thought the Lesnar Overeem fight a good fight? If so, they would agree with you. If not, they might side with me.
XENOPHON- January 23, 2012 at 10:57 am
Here it is Mr. Anonymous Writer who wrote the lies....lets remember that the fight only lasted 146 seconds.
Here is what CompuStrike had to say ....

Check it out:
Lesnar and Overeem share some similarities, mainly in relation to their respective statures. On Friday night, they will share the Octagon. However, they share no common opponents.
Still in the "Christmas Spirit" of giving, the benevolent fellows at CompuStrike were kind enough to analyze some fight footage of both of these heavyweights and to also share its findings with us. We've, in turn, passed the gift on to you.
The numbers are based on averages acquired from watching six of Lesnar's fights and nine of Overeem's.
Here's what CompuStrike crunched when it looked at the striking aspect:
Total Strikes:

Lesnar -- 43 of 73
Overeem -- 50 of 77

Lesnar -- 59 percent
Overeem -- 65 percent
Total Power Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 33
Overeem -- 33
Total Non-Power Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 10
Overeem -- 17
It's not surprising that "The Reem" takes the lead in this first stretch of the race. However, it's closer than you may have suspected.
How about the arm strikes when isolated from the rest of the striking information?
Here's what it looks like:
Total Arm Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 5 of 14
Overeem -- 6 of 11
Percentage of Arm Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 36 percent
Overeem -- 55 percent
Power Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 3
Overeem - 4
Non-Power Strikes Landed

Lesnar -- 2
Overeem -- 2
There's a large disparity in accuracy. Again, no shocker.
What about kicks and knees? You'd think Overeem, a K-1 kickboxing champion in 2010, would be light years ahead in this regard.
Check it out:
Total Leg Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 4 of 5
Overeem -- 10 of 12
Percentage of Leg Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 80 percent
Overeem -- 83 percent
Power Leg Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 3
Overeem -- 7
Non-Power Leg Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 1
Overeem -- 3
Again, the statistics are pretty much what you'd expect.
Last, but not least, the ground game may be the most interesting category to examine. Most pundits agree that for Lesnar to get the advantage, he'll need to take the fight to the ground. However, Overeem is quick to point out that he is no slouch on the mat. He does own 19 submission victories in his career.
This is what the statistics look like when checking out each fighters' success on the canvas:
Ground Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 34 of 54
Overeem -- 34 of 54

Lesnar -- 63%
Overeem -- 63%
Power Ground Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 27
Overeem -- 22
Non-Power Ground Strikes Landed:

Lesnar -- 7
Overeem -- 12

Lesnar -- 9 of 13 for 69% (actual numbers, not averages)
Overeem -- 12 of 16 for 75% (actual numbers, not averages)
Submission Attempts:

Lesnar -- 2 (actual numbers, not averages)
Overeem -- 6 (actual numbers, not averages)
Dominant Positions:

Lesnar -- 9 (actual numbers, not averages)
Overeem -- 6 (actual numbers, not averages)
Ricardo Guitardo- January 23, 2012 at 9:46 am
Well at least he is not a gay like that lesnar.....
XENOPHON- January 23, 2012 at 9:35 am
"Overeem punched (and kicked) his ticket to the title bout by tearing Brock Lesnar apart “piece by piece” at UFC 141."
Really, is that how you really saw it. If you had Diaz vs. Cerrone, it would be true. But, Lesnar-Overeem was far from the case. Did you even watch the fight, or did you just decide to write some non-sense today?
I saw one guy throw his knee into the fat gut of a guy that had a foot of his rotten intestine hacked out. True the guy that had the surgery can't box, but that wasn't the point about the lies you put in your article fucko..
Can can anyone tell us just how many punches and kicks Ali-STAR Reem actually landed during the entire fight?
2Dogs- January 23, 2012 at 8:39 am
when Bas says means he is speakin about his homeground...he means it...fuck, he he means it.
The Incredible Huck- January 23, 2012 at 6:37 am
I have to disagree with Bas on this. Once again, current Overeem is not the same as 205lbs Overeem... To the guy above that stated "Horse meat wont put muscle on your jaws.." - right, but it can help put muscle on your neck and traps which greatly increase your resistance to being KO'd. He ate some big punches from Badr Hari and recovered, even the head kick that ended the fight didnt drop Overeem, just staggered him. Overeem has the more rounded striking abilities here and a height/reach advantage. He should be able to keep the distance and avoid JDS one dimensional boxing skills. His grappling is very underated as well - top 3 ADCC grappling finish, 19 career submission victories! I see the Reem landed some thunderus leg kicks, getting JDS in the clinch with some tight knees than taking him down and GnPing him out. The Reem will be the new Champ.
ytrebil- January 23, 2012 at 2:16 am
Dos Santos couldn’t put away Roy Nelson and won a decision over Carwin. Dos Santos isn't as good as what people make him out to be. Overeem is still much stronger on the feet.

Overeem by TKO.
Dagnut- January 23, 2012 at 1:20 am
Using the Lesnar fight for a reference to his low hands is stupid... obviously lesanrs biggest threat was the take down...he will change his style for JDS...will he beat him? Don't think so but will interesting to see JDS get hit
mt59801- January 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm
All the 'reem fanboys should go watch his last 2-3 fights in K-1 then talk some shit. I don't think he's the next anything, I would have liked to see him fight Carwin or Mir or even Nelson before getting a title shot. I'm betting he has about a 4 fight run in UFC before he's released.
EnemyofReality- January 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Totally agree. Don't see any real evidence of a glass jaw. Maybe Bas feels a bit bad that he was not born 20 years earlier. Love Bas as a personality and as a fighter but STUPID AND JEALOUS things to say.
macreadysshack- January 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm
@MediumRare I'm bummed about losing Herring, too. There are so few 'middle of the pack' heavyweights that I give a rats ass about. Herring was always fun to watch (except for his last fight). Herring vs. Fedor was so awesome. Cool fight with old school Heavyweights moving like middleweights. I was so impressed with that fight back in the day. I wish Herring had had more time to get his 'Octagon legs'.
macreadysshack- January 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm
@Frank Mur - a 'Bowl of dicks' pales in comparison to Tiny-Pecker's 'bowel of dicks' - I just lol'd at that again, Jesus. Wouldn't it just be easier to spell 'bag of dicks'?
Frank Mur- January 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm
MMMM, Bowl a dicks! it's REALLY good with hot sauce. JDS round 1. I just can't see Overeem being fast enough to catch Junior.
had to refresh my captch eight times, this German beer is pretty high octane.
MediumRare- January 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm
@Sopano: I seem to remember a relatively recent interview with HEATH Herring where he said he got acting offers after the Lesnar fight and he just went off to pursue that.
I haven't said any of the movies he has done and I couldn't help but think the busted orbital from the Lesnar fight dampened his enthusiasm for fighting.
Pitty. Herring was one of my favorite middle-of-the pack HWs.
RwilsonR- January 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm
@ macreadysshack - I agree with you. I was more referencing JDS's one-dimensional offense, and that Overeem can unload kicks without worry about a takedown. I believe JDS prob does have a decent ground game, but chances are he won't threaten with it.
Sopapo- January 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Hey cagepotato, what happened to Heith Herring? he complained for not getting fights after brock but that was 3 years agothi
Dojima- January 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Moomessa, get your smug bullshit out of here. Any wise fan would see that Couture has been KO'd or TKO'd 5 times in 30 fights and Overeem 6 times in 50 fights. Also, Randy was KTFO'd by Chuck "Cotttonhands" Liddell twice.
moomessa- January 22, 2012 at 11:13 am
This doesn't mean he can't beat Dos Santos or any other heavyweight. It just means he needs to play HIS game the entire fight, and he has to keep the other guy from getting in the driver's seat. You've got a guy like Dos Santos that thinks he's invincible, that will refuse to be intimidated. Overeem needs to keep Junior guessing. He'll have to be controlled and creative to take the belt.
fightfan9- January 22, 2012 at 11:08 am
Sorry, but I really do not get why Bas gets so much love, I pretty much disagree with every statement he ever makes. I understand that Junior will be the best fighter Overeem has fought at HW, but we have yet to see him in any trouble since moving to HW.
macreadysshack- January 22, 2012 at 11:06 am
First off . . . awesome comments section on this one. Thank you, Senor Tiny-Pecker for the material. The 'first', the 'bowel a dicks'. Truly, I hope you are first from now on.
I don't have much to say that RWilsonR didn't already say. Well, except to dispute that I don't think 'one-dimensional' applies to either of these guys. I bet JDS has a very decent ground game - too bad nobody can take him down - hips too strong and fast. Overeem can submit guys easy after he's rung their bell or just gnp them to ref stoppage. It's prolly an irrelevant point, tho. Neither of these guys will be able to hold the other down unless the downed guy is gassed or hurt pretty bad and they'll both be looking for a ko. I can't wait for this shit.
Wanna give a shout out to my friend and coach Dylan Fussel for KO ing his opponent with a wicked elbow from the clinch at Kalare Stadium a couple nights ago! WAR Dylan - keep living your dream man!
moomessa- January 22, 2012 at 11:05 am
The guy has been stopped six times. That's more than Randy Couture has (including the Lyoto fight and discounting the Vitor cut). Bas is saying what any wise fan or analyst knows.
Dojima- January 22, 2012 at 10:45 am
I love Bas, but its a pretty dumb thing for a dude to say that has fought 3 whole matches his entire career that allowed closed-fist punches. If getting KO'd by Chuck Liddell, Shogun Rua,and Badr Hari make you have a glass jaw, then I'm sure the entire human race has that affliction.
Kimbos Bread- January 22, 2012 at 10:45 am
You Overeem haters seem to be forgetting that JDS also loves to drop his hands when he's boxing, see his fight with big cuntry for reference.

JDS vs Overeem will be closer matched than u punks think.