Archive: Junior Dos Santos

Jun 23, 2015 8:42 am

JDS not injured, wants to be champion by year-end

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic would be the next man to challenge Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title, this because former champ Junior dos Santos was still nursing an injury. However, in a public note sent out by his team, “JDS” explained that he could be...

Jun 14, 2015 12:36 am

Who should be next to fight Fabricio Werdum?

Fabricio Werdum became the undisputed baddest man on the planet Saturday night in Mexico City, this by defeating Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 188. “Vai Cavalo” was able to dismantle Cain Velasquez on the feet during the opening 10 minutes of their championship fight before eventually submitting the now former champion in...

Dec 13, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Dos Santos Earns Decision Win Over Miocic

Neither heavyweight was interested in taking this fight to the ground as it stayed standing for the majority of the twenty-five minutes. Both men stepped right to the center of the octagon at the start of the first and did not shy away from throwing bombs. JDS was always believed to be favored in the...

Oct 29, 2014 11:07 am

YOU DON’T WANT ANY

Afiando as mãos com Mestre @erivanboxer #EuQueroNocaute Quem está comigo? Working on my hands with Master @erivanboxer #IwantKnockout who's with me? A video posted by Junior Cigano Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, looks like a man possessed. Hit play and find out for yourself.


Oct 19, 2014 3:56 pm

Miocic Calls For Title Shot With Win Over JDS

Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos are set to square off at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13th. The bout will be the biggest test of Miocic’s 13 fight professional career that has seen him pick up 12 wins. Miocic, who is ranked #5 on the UFC’s official rankings hopes to fight the winner...

Sep 18, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Eyeing Bout Between JDS And Stipe Miocic

The UFC is targeting a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic for UFC on Fox 13 in December. The fight will mark Dos Santos’ first fight back to the Octagon after being TKO’d by Cain Velasquez back in October of 2013. Prior to that bout, Dos Santos had knocked out Mark Hunt...

Sep 5, 2014 10:28 am

Ratings Report: UFC 177 Prelims are Lowest in FS1 History with 436,000

The viewer numbers for the UFC 177 prelims are officially out and they are definitely not the best. The UFC 177 prelims brought in a total of 436,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, which is down about 49 percent from the stations average of 859,000. Previously, the lowest recorded views for FS1 were with the...

Aug 18, 2014 3:38 pm

Dos Santos Thinks Werdum Can Beat Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos may have lost to Cain Velasquez back to back, but that doesn’t mean he thinks Velasquez is unbeatable. He believes his countryman Fabricio Werdum has a good shot at dethroning Velasquez when the two eventually face off. He spoke with MMAFighting: “Werdum’s last performance was impressive. I’ve never seen him fight so...

Jul 28, 2014 9:59 am

Junior Dos Santos Admits He Has Holes In His Game

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is known for his one punch knockout power, as well as his boxing abilities. However it is no secret that Dos Santos struggles with wrestlers, as seen in his last two fights against Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos spoke to MMAFighting.com about the holes he sees in his game,...

Jul 28, 2014 9:52 am

Junior Dos Santos Eyes November Return Against Stipe Miocic

Junior Dos Santos hasn’t seen Octagon action since October of 2013 when he suffered a brutal beating at the hands of Cain Velasquez, however Dos Santos was supposed to fight Stipe Miocic in May at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale, but had to pull out of the fight with a broken hand. Dos Santos explains...

Jul 15, 2014 7:46 am

Overeem Confident He Will Knock Rothwell Out

Though Alistair Overeem was recently added to the UFC Fight Night 50 card, he is already making big plans for his for his return. Overeem had recently been on sort of a bumpy track, losing two fights in a row against Bigfoot Silva and Travis Browne. However, he brought himself back into the winners circle...

Jun 24, 2014 5:03 am

Barnett Fires Back At Bigfoot, F*** Him

Josh Barnett joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour today to talk about Antonio Bigfoot Silva calling him out and how he isn’t willing to give Bigfoot the privilege of being in the cage with him. “I don’t really care (about Silva),” Barnett explained. “Here’s the thing, if you really didn’t like somebody, most people...

Jun 23, 2014 5:18 pm

Josh Barnett: “I Want To Fight Everybody”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke with MMAMania.com at Glory 17: Last Man Standing this past weekend to catch up and talk about “The Warmaster’s” future with the UFC, why he called out Junior Dos Santos, and his upcoming Metamoris match against Dean Lister. “I want to fight everybody, but honestly, it was my...

Jun 19, 2014 6:18 am

Josh Barnett Campaigning For JDS Bout

Josh Barnett is a hard-hitting heavyweight with an impressive resume spanning 17 years and a professional record of 33-7. While he’s made a name for himself in K1 MMA, Pride, and Strikeforce, Barnett is still hoping to show what he’s really made of in the UFC heavyweight division. Barnett’s first run through the UFC saw...

May 5, 2014 6:22 pm

JDS injured, will not fight Stipe Miocic at TUF Brazil 3 Finale

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (16-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has suffered a hand injury in training and thus will not be able to compete against Stipe Miocic at the ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ later this month. That news comes courtesy of Brazilian news outlet Combate. The UFC has not yet made a formal announcement, but...

Apr 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Cormier: Gustafsson Has “No Chance” Against Jones In Rematch

“No chance. Let me rephrase that. I’m not saying he doesn’t have a chance. I’m just saying that if I had to bet my money, or if I asked 10 people who wins this fight, nine out of those 10 people would say Jon Jones, because honestly, I believe that he’s better because he has...

Apr 25, 2014 8:39 am

Cormier on Cain: ‘His endurance is all mental’

When we watch some of our favorite fighters, especially our champions and top 5 guys, one trait they all seem to share is an almost super human gas tank. Fighters like Clay Guida are known for keeping an unreal, bouncing pace for rounds and rounds, often frustrating and exhausting his opponent. John Dodson is always...

Apr 18, 2014 5:07 pm

JDS: Nogueira ‘Still Has What it Takes to Compete’

After getting handed a brutal beating at the hands of Roy Nelson, UFC president Dana White said he would rather not see heavyweight legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight again Nogueira’s trusty sidekick, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, told mmafighting that he feels that Nogueira has a few more in the tank. “I still...

Mar 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Weidman Injured, Out Of UFC 173 Bout With Machida

UFC 173 is one of those events… After removing Vitor Belfort from his promised title bid due to the ban on Tesosterone Replacement Therapy, the UFC put in an equally intriguing fighter to go opposite Chris Weidman in the form of Lyoto Machida. All was well with UFC 173, until news hit today that, Weidman,...

Mar 21, 2014 5:22 pm

Anderson Silva Says Weidman ‘No Threat’ To Machida

“Lyoto has a good team. I believe a lot in Lyoto. We are close friends. This belt needs to be in Brazil. Weidman is a great athlete but there isn’t too much secret about fighting him. Lyoto has great chances of winning because Weidman is a normal guy, he has no weapons to threaten Lyoto....

Mar 20, 2014 11:07 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC 173: Weidman vs. Machida’ Official Poster

The UFC 173 official poster just got a facelift with the removal of Vitor Belfort from the show’s main event. UFC officials recently released this newer version of the pre-fight event flyer, featuring Machida and Weidman dressed in war paint. Check it:

Mar 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Machida Confident His Striking Will Defeat Weidman

“Ed (Soares) called me and said ‘I think they had a problem with Vitor and you’ll have to fight for the title.’ I said sure, that’s great. I’ve fought a lot of wrestlers before, and I know Weidman has a good wrestling, but I’m confident on the work I’m developing with my team. I believe...

Mar 3, 2014 9:07 pm

JDS Returns, Meets Miocic In UFC 173 Co-Main Event

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, has an opponent set in the form of Cleveland based fighter, Stipe Micioc. The two top-heavyweight fighters have agreed to square off in the UFC 173 co-main event. UFC 173 goes down on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main...

Feb 27, 2014 10:19 am

Overeem Still Injured, Unsure Of Return

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem disappointed fight fans when he turned down two recent opportunities to face off with former champion, Junior dos Santos. UFC President Dana White told us that ‘The Reem’ was “literally running from Dos Santo’s, while Alistair pointed to a rib injury that is the actual culprit for his turning down of...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

JDS Hoping For Fourth Fight With Cain

If at first you don’t succeed… I mean, ‘If at first you DO succeed, but suffer miserably second and third… Then try, try again’. Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, recently spoke to Tatame.com about his future goals as a UFC heavyweight. After getting dismantled by Cain Velasquez for the second straight time, JDS...

Feb 21, 2014 9:57 am

The UFC’s Top 3 Gatekeepers Who Are Forced To Sit At #2

By Evan Stoumbelis It takes a lot to be a UFC champion, few people are ever able to accomplish the task of becoming a world champion. However for each champion, there has always been a rival. Frank Mir to Brock Lesnar, Chael Sonnen to Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz to Chuck Liddell and so on. Many...