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Junior dos Santos says Stipe Miocic is 'way better' than Alistair Overeem

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Stipe Miocic punches Junior Dos Santos of Brazil in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 13: (L-R) Stipe Miocic punches Junior Dos Santos of Brazil in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at the U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Junior dos Santos is back on the winning track after earning a decision over Ben Rothwell, last month. Prior to that victory, the former champion was knocked out by Alistair Overeem in December.

Now, Overeem has earned a title-shot against new champion Stipe Miocic after his latest win. Dos Santos knows a bit about Miocic, having earned a close, controversial decision over the American in late 2014.

As far as the Brazilian is concerned, Miocic should be able to school Overeem, if and when they meet for the UFC title. "I think Miocic is way better than him," dos Santos recently told The MMA Hour.

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"If it happens, I'm going to give the advantage to Miocic again over Overeem. I don't think Overeem has what it takes to beat Miocic. Miocic hits really hard.

"Do you remember my fight against him, against Miocic? It was one of the toughest fights I've ever had. He hits very hard."

Dos Santos admits that Overeem is on a big streak, having won four-straight and five out of his last six. He knows that the Dutchman certainly has a chance against Miocic.

"You never know. It's MMA," he offered.

"I'm sure Overeem has a lot of chances to be the next champion, but I think it's going to be hard for him.

"Overeem is coming from very good moments. He beat me, he beat [Andrei] Arlovski now, so he's doing very well. But like I said, I give the advantage to Miocic."