Dustin Jacoby The striker (19-7-1 MMA and 7-4-1 UFC), will be looking to make it a second in a line when he takes on fellow striker Alonzo Menifield (14-3-1 MMA & 7-3-1 UFC), at UFC 296, on Dec. 16th.
“I think Alonzo Menifield is a dangerous opponent for sure,” Jacoby told MMASucka. “He’s explosive. He’s got a lot of power. I’ve got to be on my A-game when it comes to that. I can’t be standing straight in front of him. I need to be moving.”
Jacoby said that he will implement his stick-and move game plan. He enjoys it.
“If we’re going to be in it for the long haul, if I can avoid the big punches, the big power shots, I think my cardio is some of the best in the division, if not the best,” he said. “I think I’ve proven time and time again that I get stronger as the fight goes on, where I think Alonzo tends to fade a little bit, just being that big, muscular and explosive. I will definitely raise my hands. There’s zero doubt in my mind that I’ll be the victor whether if it’s, fortunately, catch him quick like I did Kennedy [Nzechukwu] or if I’m in it for the long haul. I’ll be standing there at that final bell. I certainly see myself getting my hands raised once again.”
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