To prepare for his next fight, Carlos Augusto Filho (6-0) has been training with the Blackzilians. When it pertains to striking, his training time with UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem (36-11-1) has shown him a much different fighter than he expected.
“He surprised me,” said Filho on TATAME. “He is really good on the stand-up. I thought he had a more basic work of knees but after I trained with the guy I could tell how good, high level and smart at striking he is. They said Hollanders are good at striking and he’s been proving that to be true. And it’s really hard taking him down. Sometimes you take him down but he knows how to fight on the ground too.”
With the possibility of a Junior dos Santos (15-1) and Overeem fight in the future, Filho would have to give the nod to the Hollander based on the striking he has seen.
“He has really good boxing, kicks and is even more complete than Cigano,” said Filho. “If [dos Santos] goes there only trying to use boxing, he will get caught and it will be easy for.”