UFC 161 preview: Pros pick Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson

Pro fighters and trainers including Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Joe Warren and Matt Mitrione predict the outcome of UFC 161's Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson.

Fight Hub TV caught up with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, super coach Greg Jackson, ex-Bellator champ Joe Warren and UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione and asked them to break down UFC 161's Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson headliner.

Quick summary:

  • Former Evans training partner Matt Mitrione thinks that "as long as Rashad's been athletic this entire camp and not trying to grind and bang" and "as long as Rashad's been working on his wrestling and went back to his roots or it could be a long night."
  • Ex-Evans coach Greg Jackson comments that "Dan's one of those guys that looks tired all the time but man he just keeps fighting ....and Rashad's really techical, great great athlete." "They're both big power punches and I think Rashad's a little more technical on his feet but Dan's... one of those guys, everyone knows that big overhand right's coming but no one can stop it."
  • Joe Warren: "Who's the more powerful puncher?"
  • Randy Couture: "Anytime you bring a guy like Rashad with a great wrestling background it's hard for a guy like me or Dan to impose our wrestling game. Dan's got to get his hands on Rashad and force Rashad to scramble and land his shots when he gets the opportunity to get into that range."
How do you see the fighting playing out?


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