Nike has added a third UFC champion to their stable as they have recently signed heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos to an endorsement deal. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones are the two other UFC fighters who have preceded him.
In a report posted on Brazilian website SporTV Nike and Dos Santos came to terms on a deal which unlike Jones is not global, but will primarily be promoted in his home country of Brazil.
Dos Santos is preparing to defend his title for the second time against the man he won it from a year ago, Cain Velasquez. The two will meet in the main event of UFC 155 in Las Vegas on December 29. In his first title defense Dos Santos defeated former champion Frank Mir via 2nd round TKO at UFC 146 this past May.
Dos Santos and Velasquez met in November of last year on the historic first card televised on the Fox Network. Their bout was the only televised fight of the night and it took Dos Santos just 64 seconds to hand Velasquez his first career loss.
JDS is 9-0 in the UFC with 6 wins by knockout. He has defeated Shane Carwin, Fabricio Werdum, Mirko Cro Cop and Stefan Struve among others.