World renowned BJJ coach, Murilo Santana picks Brock Lesnar to defeat JDS by submission

World renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Murilo Santana discusses the UFC 131 number one contender main event fight between heavyweight TUF 13 coaches, Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, surprisingly predicting the American via submission on that night.

Santana, speaking via FighterMag.com, said:

“I think the ground game will be the deciding factor in this fight. Brock will take Dos Santos down immediately and then we will see who has trained the hardest. Both have great coaches. Even though Comprido is more accomplished than Nogueira in Jiu-Jitsu, I don’t think this will matter. It’s about the student and their willingness to learn. I know Comprido very well and I know Brock Lesnar has a very strong Jiu-Jitsu game for MMA thanks to Comprido of course. Dos Santos also has very good hips and is hard to hold but in my honest opinion, I don’t think it will be enough.”

“A lot of people overlook the fight with Frank Mir who has very strong Jiu-Jitsu. I knew immediately that Comprido prepared Brock well for Frank. There are a lot of things that they did on the ground that most people who don’t know Jiu-Jitsu cannot see. For example, the ‘lockdown’. Frank tried to use the lockdown on Brock, but Brock shut it down perfectly. I’m sure this was something they prepared for. I know Robert Drysdale sat down with Frank after the fight and watched the tape. They went through every technique Brock used and what Frank should have done to counter or avoid it. It was perfect top control from the half guard. The reason he is adapting so well to Jiu-Jitsu is because of his wrestling background. If it wasn’t for that, it would have taken him a long time to learn the stuff he has already learned in the four years he has been training Jiu-Jitsu. In the end, I trust Comprido and I know he has a surprise for Dos Santos.

“My prediction for the fight is if it stays standing, Dos Santos will take it. But once they go to the ground, that will be the moment where Dos Santos will lose. I have Brock winning by submission in the second round.”

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