With a main card featuring some of the hardest hitting fighters in the world, there are many game plans that could be utilized but no round is going to be more important to a victory than the first round.
It is no secret that any heavyweight can end an opponent’s night in a matter of milliseconds, and with an opponent that has that capability, you probably want to avoid that all together.
Tonight you have knockout artists, submission specialists, and cardio machines facing off in a historic match. The night features heavyweight fighters Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Antonio Silva, Roy Nelson, Dave Herman, Stipe Miocic, Shane del Rosario, Stefan Struve, and Lavar Johnson.
All fighters have different methods of obtaining a win but the story will be told in almost every fight by how the first round goes and the strategy that is implemented.