The 12-1 Blackhouse trained Junior Dos Santos is more than confident that his change in opponent will not change the outcome.


“I got a little upset about this change, but I’m happy that the UFC got another opponent for me. Carwin is an excellent fighter and deserves all my respect. His boxing skills are great. It’s gonna be a great fight with tough blows from both sides. I would say that it will end by knockout.”

Both Shane Carwin and Junior Dos Santos are known for their knockout finishes, so it’s not hard to believe that one of the two will likely take a nap on the canvas come UFC 131.

Though it may sound cocky of Dos Santos it may be warranted as he is riding a seven fight win-streak with TKOs over top contenders Gabriel Gonzaga, Gilbert Yvel, Stefan Struve and a KO of Fabricio Werdum.

Carwin also was recently riding an immaculate 12-0 streak, never leaving the first round until he was stopped by former champ Brock Lesnar via arm triangle in the second. The fight will likely become a stand-up brawl leaving the question, who has the better striking and cardio?