Feb 15, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Stipe Miocic (red) celebrates his knockout win over Philip De Fries (not pictured) during UFC on Fuel TV 1 at Omaha Civic Auditorium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE
Two big, powerful strikers ... anyone think this thing will make it to the judges?
Stipe Miocic will be prepared either way, as he trains for his upcoming heavyweight fight against Shane del Rosario at the UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV) event on May 26, 2012 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
So what's the bad news?
One of these two undefeated 265-pounders will taste defeat for the very first time in their career, as Miocic has amassed an 8-0 record with seven finishes while Del Rosario has racked up 11 straight wins and bumped off each one of his victims in the process.
The Croatian delivers his scouting report to MMA Weekly:
"I'm ready for a three round war, get the 'W' any which way. If it's knockout, decision, submission, doesn't matter, just get that 'W.' I'm excited, I can't wait for Saturday to come. I looked at all his fights from Strikeforce, of course, some of his Muay Thai fights. He had a terrible car accident, he's been out for awhile, trying to get himself healthy. Who knows, he could have changed his style, so we'll find out Saturday night. He's got good knees and kicks and stuff, he's pretty quick. The only thing he's got on me is the high kick. It's terrible! I'm trying to get there, I'm not flexible enough yet."
Hear more from Miocic as he continues to break down his upcoming fight after the jump.