Alistair Overeem believes the highly anticipated rematch between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez will have a much different outcome this time around.
The top two heavyweights in the world are set to meet again in the main event of UFC 155 in December.
Overeem, who is still serving out his suspension, will be watching with invested interest, as he could face the winner sometime next year.
If his prediction holds true this time around, he'll be facing Velasquez, not Dos Santos.
"I think Cain is going to do good in his next fight. I think he's going to get the belt," Overeem told MMAinterviews.TV.
"I thought so the first time, and then he lost the belt, but I think this time could be different, so, I'll not be fighting Dos Santos for the belt. [I'll be fighting] Cain."
Dos Santos was dominant in the first bout, netting a first round knockout over an undefeated Velasquez to capture the UFC title.
Unfortunately, fans didn't really get an opportunity to see how the two heavyweights matched up due to the abrupt ending of the fight.
Velasquez is easily the best-conditioned heavyweight in the world, and he boasts some of the best wrestling in the division as well. In the first fight, he overstayed his welcome on the feet, which led to the massive overhand right from Dos Santos.
If Velasquez can avoid the big punch, it'll be interesting to see if Dos Santos is able to deal with his wrestling and the ferocious pace he's able to maintain.
With that said, Dos Santos has the best hands in the heavyweight division. As great as Velasquez is, one minor hiccup is all it would take to separate him from consciousness once again.