Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1) will try to stop the ‘hype’ called Ciryl Gane (7-0) this coming weekend. Although 'Bigi Boy' has several major victories, including over two former champions, Junior dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski, but also over former MMA challenger and legend Alistair Overeem, bookmakers don't really give him much of a chance in a clash with the undefeated french heavyweight fighter.
If we look at the offer, we will see that Ghana is a big favorite, and the odds on his victory are around 1.35 - 1.40, while those for the celebration of the Suriname knockout are around 3.20. And that Ghana is the favorite can be concluded based on the thinking of many fans, but also MMA experts.
Well, Rosenstruika doesn't mind at all. "This fight makes sense because he has attracted a lot of attention. He is a favorite and everyone thinks he has a good chance against me, but it's up to me to bring him down and prove them wrong."
"Such public opinion doesn't worry me at all. This is a martial sport and everyone has their favorites. Maybe people see something in him that they don't see in me. But now it's my turn to show them why I deserve to be on top."
Rosenstruika on his fight
"Behind him is a big 'hype', but we are heavyweights and everyone is dangerous in our category. But I will admit, he does his job well, wins, and has an impressive ‘score’."
"This is MMA and we have a lot of options in the fight. I am ready and excited, but also happy that he accepted this fight, "Jairzinho said in an interview with MMA Fighting. One of the best UFC heavyweights was also asked about the forecast of a big rematch in which Stipe Miočić will defend his belt against his old acquaintance Francis Ngannou.
"Honestly, I don't care. It doesn't matter who wins. If it's Francis, it will be nice to do a rematch after his fight with Jon Jones. But I repeat, I don't care who wins on March 27 and I wish them both good luck."
"We will see who will give the first blow. This is a difficult category and if you enter the exchange, someone will catch someone. It happened to me when I was fighting with Francis. And whether it will happen here as well, we'll see," Rozenstruik commented.