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Monday, 04/29/2013, 06:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back.

At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No. 1 contender for a title shot if he beats Mark Hunt (9-7) in the co-main event at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2.

If the fight goes in his favor, dos Santos will get a shot of the winner of the main-event fight at the same event between Velasquez (11-1) and Antonio Silva (18-4). Dos Santos faced Velasquez twice in the UFC. He knocked Velasquez out in their first fight in the first round in November 2011 at UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos and was named the UFC heavyweight champion. He lost his belt last December at UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 by unanimous decision, which was his first loss in the UFC.

A rubber match is not guaranteed with dos Santos and Velasquez. If Silva defeats Velasquez for the belt, then Santos and Silva can possibly go head-to-head if they both win that night. UFC 160 is slated to take place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.


24 Responses to “Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160”

  1. The natural says:

    Y ? The div is stacked right now. He got beat worst then anybody’s ever got beat in the UFC. How stupid is Dana becoming

    • aggression says:

      how stupid are you? Beat worse than anyone’s ever got beat? Granted he got his ass kicked but there were far worse losses than that. He didnt even get finished it went 5 full rounds to a decision.

  2. BB says:

    i want to see hunt as champ he´s awsome

  3. KIDD433 says:

    People seam to forget that Dos Santos KTFO of Cain in the 1st round also…Hunt will have a punchers chance in the Dos Santos fight but Dos Santos will have the speed,and endurance advantage.I see Dos Santos taking it and getting his title shot.

  4. aggression says:


    Although I think JDS is the clear favorite still. I’d love to see mark hunt as champ.

  5. Tim jackson says:

    Cant belive the ufc didnt setup hunt vs roy nelson. Serious bomage!

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