Junior dos Santos News

Oct 13, 2017 7:02 am

Junior dos Santos Says Not Knowing About His USADA Test Has Torn ‘His Soul Apart’

After losing his second fight with Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos was eager to step into the Octagon with rising star Francis Ngannou in his journey back to a title fight. Unfortunately, he became one of the victims of USADA. He was notified of a potential anti-doping violation and pulled out of the card. Eventually,...

Sep 5, 2017 6:29 am

Fabricio Werdum refuses to judge Junior Dos Santos, says USADA is “too strict.”

Initially, this weekend’s UFC 215 card included a dynamite heavyweight scrap between former champion Junior Dos Santos and red-hot contender Francis Ngannou. Regrettably, Dos Santos was notified of a potential anti-doping violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and yanked from the card’s lineup as a result. Speaking to Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com, one...

Aug 23, 2017 5:16 am

Junior Dos Santos has been removed from the UFC rankings

Though there was no UFC event last weekend, the UFC has updated it’s official rankings. The changes to the rankings, however, are limited to the heavyweight division. The reason for these changes can be attributed to the recent potential anti-doping violation of former champion Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos was flagged by the United States...

Aug 20, 2017 8:52 am

Junior Dos Santos issues statement on potential doping violation

One of the most anticipated features of UFC 215, which is scheduled for September 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was a heavyweight tilt pitting former champion Junior Dos Santos against surging contender Francis Ngannou. Regrettably, this fight was nixed when Dos Santos was notified of a potential anti-doping violation. Dos Santos’ team was quick to...

Aug 18, 2017 2:38 pm

Junior Dos Santos flagged by USADA, removed from UFC 215

Former UFC heavyweight champion is out of his scheduled UFC 215 bout with surging division contender Francis Ngannou. “JDS” was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and thus removed from the September 9 fight card. The out-of-competition drug test in question was taken by USADA on August 10. At this moment details on...

Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm

PHOTO | See the Latest Lineup and Official Poster for UFC 215 in Edmonton

The Octagon will return to the Canadian province of Alberta on September 9th, this time in the city of Edmonton for UFC 215. The pay-per-view fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long time division champion Demetrious Johnson squaring off with perennial division contender Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one...

May 29, 2017 9:47 am

Report: Junior Dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou bout being targeted for August

According to a report from Ariel Helwani, streaking heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou could return to the Octagon this August against his biggest test yet: former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. The bout is being targeted for UFC 215, which is scheduled for August 19 in Seattle, Washington. UFC would like to book Francis Ngannou...

May 27, 2017 11:05 am

UFC reportedly targeting pivotal heavyweight showdown for summer

Just two weeks ago, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos found himself knocked out by Stipe Miocic in a failed bid for the UFC heavyweight title. Despite just being knocked out two weeks ago, the UFC is already apparently targeting dos Santos’ next fight. Ariel Helwani has the scoop: UFC would like to book...

May 14, 2017 8:01 am

Junior Dos Santos discusses “terrible” loss to Stipe Miocic

Last night, in the main event of UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos failed to reclaim the title, as he succumbed to first round strikes dealt by reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Despite this lopsided loss, an ever classy Dos Santos joined the media post fight to discuss his performance. Unsurprisingly, he was...

May 13, 2017 10:57 pm

Pros react to Stipe Miocic’s big win at UFC 211

Pros react to Stipe Miocic’s big win at UFC 211 Stipe Miocic successfully defended his UFC heavyweight championship tonight in Dallas, defeating former division title holder Junior Dos Santos via first-round TKO in the evenings main event. Here is how the UFC pros reacted to Miocic’s first-round finish: Oh my goodness — Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma)...

May 13, 2017 9:57 pm

UFC 211 Results: Stipe Miocic KO’s Junior Dos Santos (VIDEO)

UFC 211 Results: Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos A heavyweight title fight rematch between current champ Stipe Miocic and former division title holder Junior Dos Santos served as the main event of tonight’s UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Stipe lands a leg kick. Both fighters are slightly tentative...

May 13, 2017 1:13 pm

VIDEO | Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic ‘EA UFC 2 simulation’

Saturday night, UFC 211 will go down from Dallas, Texas, where UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will put his title on the line for the second time as he faces former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in what could tie him for the most consecutive heavyweight title defenses. What makes this fight so interesting to...

May 4, 2017 2:52 pm

Stipe Miocic explains why Junior dos Santos rematch will be different

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday at UFC 211, where he is hoping to avenge his December 2014 loss to Dos Santos that saw his 3-fight winning streak end. Now, with Miocic reigning as the heavyweight champion, he is looking to...

May 3, 2017 6:42 am

Junior Dos Santos makes bold prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Stipe Miocic

In a few short weeks, in the main event of an absolutely stacked UFC 211, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will have the opportunity to reclaim the title he once owned when he takes on reigning champion Stipe Miocic. For Dos Santos, there is no feeling in the world like being the UFC heavyweight...

May 2, 2017 12:47 pm

VIDEO | UFC 211 Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2: Extended Preview

The next UFC event on the horizon is UFC 211, a stacked pay-per-view card scheduled for May 13 in Dallas, Texas. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning, defending champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior Dos Santos. The co-headliner, meanwhile, will see dominant strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempt to...

Apr 30, 2017 8:37 am

VIDEO | Get Pumped for UFC 211 with this Awesome Junior Dos Santos highlight

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for UFC 211, which goes down on Saturday, May 13 in the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The undercard alone is packed with reasons to watch. We’ll see former WSOF champ Jessica “Jag” Aguilar get the fight she’s been chasing against Courtney Casey. We’ll see...

Mar 26, 2017 11:21 am

Junior Dos Santos gives prediction for upcoming title fight with Stipe Miocic

This May, in the main event of the stacked UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will attempt to reclaim the title he once owned by taking out reigning champ Stipe Miocic. The bout will be a rematch of a 2014 contest, which Dos Santos won with a close decision. Though this will...

Feb 20, 2017 11:56 am

Junior Dos Santos says Fabricio Werdum turned down three fights with him

The last few months have been pretty crazy for former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. After a successful surgery mid-way through 2016, he began campaigning for a fight in the fall. When no fight materialized, he attempted to replace an injured Cain Velasquez against former champ Fabricio Werdum at December’s UFC 207. When this bout failed...

Feb 8, 2017 7:28 am

Odds! Stipe Miocic opens as big favorite over JDS ahead of title rematch

After several previous reports, the UFC has officially announced that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against Junior Dos Santos. The pair will duke it out in the main event of UFC 211, which is scheduled for May 13 in Dallas, Texas. Miocic and Dos Santos, of course, are quite familiar with...

Feb 6, 2017 10:29 am

Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 confirmed for UFC 211

Late last month, reports began to surface that Stipe Miocic would next defend the UFC heavyweight title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos, who he lost to back in December of 2014. Now, the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com has confirmed these previous reports. The two heavyweights will do battle for gold at...

Jan 24, 2017 11:08 am

BREAKING | Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 reportedly in the works for UFC 211

According to reliable Brazilian MMA publication Combate, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against an old foe in Junior Dos Santos. Combate’s report says this heavyweight title fight is likely to headline UFC 211, which will occur in Dallas, Texas on May 13. Miocic and Dos Santos first met back in...

Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am

Junior Dos Santos wants Werdum or Miocic after Struve withdrawal

Until yesterday, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos expected to return to the Octagon against Stefan Struve on February 19 in Halifax. Regrettably, however, Struve was forced out of this planned scrap with an injury, which left Dos Santos without an opponent. Still eager to fight in the near future, Dos Santos now has his eyes...

Jan 13, 2017 6:21 am

Stefan Struve gives statement on injury that forced him out of JDS bout

This February, Stefan Struve was supposed to have the opportunity to avenge one of the ugliest losses of his career: a crushing 2009 knockout dealt by Junior Dos Santos. The two heavyweights were expected to rematch on February 19 in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Regrettably, Struve was forced out of this bout with a...

Jan 2, 2017 8:09 am

Junior dos Santos explains why he’s fighting Stefan Struve in February

With a tough 2-3 record in his last 5 fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos entered his April showdown with Ben Rothwell in dire need of a win. Luckily for the Brazilian and his many fans, he was able to produce that win, bludgeoning his dangerous foe to a sound, unanimous decision. Regrettably,...

Dec 24, 2016 8:30 am

Junior dos Santos: Heavyweights are using “made up excuses” to avoid fight

At one point in time, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was once regarded as the ‘baddest man on the planet‘. Now, following a unanimous decision win over Ben Rothwell back in April, dos Santos will be looking to move one step closer to a heavyweight title fight when he steps into the Octagon...