“He’s a good opponent. His game never changes, he does the same thing for 10 years. There’s no surprise about it, but he’s strong at that. There’s the positive and the negative sides about that. He’s a veteran, but I also have a lot of experience. I’m confident on the victory. He’s a good wrestler, but my wrestling is good, my jiu-jitsu is on point, and my striking is superior… Make a mistake and I’m tapping you, man. I can finish you on the ground or standing, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s over quickly. I’m a finisher. I’m also ready to fight five rounds if I have to, but I’m ready to finish him first.”
-Joao Zeferino talks to MMAFighting.com about tonight’s WSOF 30 co-main event bout with Jon Fitch for the WSOF Welterweight Championship.
Penick’s Analysis: This fight was originally supposed to pit Fitch against Jake Shields, but Zeferino makes for an interesting competitor stylistically in tonight’s fight. He’s got the submission ability to catch Fitch, though Fitch’s wrestling and top game and defense is usually pretty sound. That said, Fitch hasn’t been the fighter he was during his UFC run in the WSOF so far, and it’s not a sure thing that he’ll be the better fighter tonight on NBCSN.
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