The exciting announcement that heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would put his gold up for grabs against Junior dos Santos came earlier today in a conference call with Dana White where the UFC President equated the opportunity as a chance to re-live Stephan Bonnar vs. Forrest Griffin but on a much larger scale.
“This heavyweight match-up is gonna be a great fight,” White eagerly exclaimed! “I’m literally betting everything that this won’t be a boring fight.”
Dos Santos earned his shot at the belt after pounding on Shane Carwin for three rounds last June in Canada, though many felt he was in line for a title-shot after beating Roy Nelson a fight earlier. He holds a record of 13-1 with eight TKOs, a stat showing he should surely test how good Velasquez’s striking actually is.
The UFC heavyweight champ, Velasquez, has been sidelined since winning the belt from Brock Lesnar last October at UFC 121. However, his shoulder has now healed, and a November 12 return-date is officially set for his first defense.