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Friday, 09/02/2011, 10:05 am

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos SantosTo Headline First UFC Event On FOX

UFC President, Dana White announced today on the special media conference call that UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez will defend his title against number one contender, Junior dos Santos live on the first ever UFC on FOX scheduled for November 12 from the Honda Center in Anaheim California.

“We want to deliver to our partners FOX, we want to deliver to the fans and what better way to deliver than with the heavyweight championship,” said Dana White.

While the two were originally thought to be facing each other on the yet to be made official UFC 139 in San Jose the UFC brass have opted to put the most coveted title in combat sports up for grabs on FREE TV the week prior to their originally scheduled clash.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday September 16.


44 Responses to “Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos SantosTo Headline First UFC Event On FOX”

  1. Kyle gosselin says:

    Thats awesome

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      What did you think the “big announcement” from Dana was going to be Jon Fitch humping someones leg on national prime time T.V. for 15 minutes? YEAH RIGHT!!!! Can you imagine how let down not only all the fans would be but the FOX execs who are also big UFC fans their mouths would drop to the ground. Are you serious you are really going to give us the most boring fighter in the history of MMA anywhere in the world to be on your dayview on FOX. Too bad its not April 1st that would have been an all-time classic April fools joke to play on UFC fans and FOX huh?
      Cain vs Dos Santos damn you got to admit Dana more than came thru and delivered for us fans this time. I think this more than makes up for the $55 Dana/UFC screwed us on in Abu dahbi. You all know the rich towel heads over in Abu dabi are major shareholders in the UFC but thye sure m ust have been pissed off about how much of a FLOPPPPP that card on their sandpile was cause they canceled any return engagements there and nothing has been said about ever doing another UFC over there. nothing like shitting on someone that gave you a billion dollars to expand your company.

  2. MFredwell says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. This would be a huge draw to the pay-per-view crowd. Thank you Dana. This is the best possible fight one could see on FOX

    • Michael says:

      I read a reports saying the broadcast will only feature this fight, so you will have to purchase the PPV to see the rest of the fights, not really that great of a deal but I’ll take it.

      • SPASE says:

        yeah, I don’t really see how this is that big of an announcement. they’re giving you one free fight that we as mms fans knows might end in the first half of the first round not to mention they may get injured during their camps *knock on wood* . Don’t really see the significance of this all…

  3. danriverapv says:

    so Cains fighting again in Aneheim! FUCK YEAH HERE I COME!… AGAIN! was there when he humiliated Brock Lesnar! 😀

  4. CRV91 says:

    niceee … couldn’t ask for a better main event .. and its free!

  5. bdizz says:

    Hell YEAH!

    JDS going down – to F’ing cocky

  6. ernestodo says:

    finally! JDS is going to kick cain`s ass! vamo cigano caralho! o povo da argentina esta com voce!!

  7. Harry says:

    This is awesome. Does anyone know what the other fight is yet?

  8. Justa Thought says:

    Did not see a title fight coming for the debut (especially Anderson) but heck ya this is brilliant! Say what you will, Dana strikes again. And it’s FREE!!!!!!!! Love this F*****G sport!

  9. Fortyb4five says:

    WOW I was going to pay 50 bucks for this fight alone…now I get to watch it for free!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Ly-er_Ly-er says:

    Wow, what a bombshell! Kinda thought Overeem was gonna be on this card some how, but this is a much better matchup to watch. Having the best two Heavyweights go at it on Free TV for the Championship, can’t get any better then that! Unless, they also move BJ vs. Condit to the Co-main Event….hmmmmmmm, I could only dream!!! LOL

  11. Sean says:

    wtf?! thought they were gonna be in San Jose!!!!!

  12. Josh says:

    WOW! I did not see that coming! Thats awesome news : )

  13. Ben says:

    Love it.. Now thats how you do business, give the fans what they want!!

  14. Josue Esquivel says:

    WOW! im kind of pissed. I was looking forward to seeing them fight at the HP Pavilion since I’m from the Bay Area, but never the less I’m pretty thrilled that the fight is going to be free on Fox! Way to kick things off with them.

  15. MFbrian88 says:

    Now this is going to be a fight! This is what I have been waiting for apart from Penn vs. Condit!

  16. The Dude says:

    Smart move.

    They’ll put on a fast paced exciting, likely stand-up war, which is perfect for new fans.

    Its the Heavyweight title.

    While they are fun to watch, they aren’t huge draws, they might be after this though.

  17. fightmom671 says:

    It’s going to be a great fight between two hardworking and very technical fighters and I am certain the fans will not be disappointed!

  18. Jason says:


  19. Shittz.. I get to save $50 from ppv and win $100 from Cain whoopin some Jds ass! War Cain.. The Latin Emperor!

  20. Josh says:

    its brilliant! bringing the sport to people who haven’t seen it and having 2 fighters that always bring it all! It will be a great fight for the new and seasoned fans of MMA.

    • Justa Thought says:

      Preach it Josh. Cain vs JDS, Fox deal, and the last handful of cards have been top notch. Dana and the Fertitta’s are in the zone and on a roll. Keep it coming…

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