Archive: Junior Dos Santos

Jun 9, 2012 6:21 am

Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Rematch Planned For UFC 152 | UFC News

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC President Dana White took to the podium at the UFC on FX 3 post-fight press conference and revealed the promotion’s plans for the upcoming UFC Heavyweight Title fight. Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez are set to have their rematch at UFC 152 in Toronto. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos captured the...

Jun 1, 2012 9:03 am

JDS | Jon Jones Would Be A Tough Challenge At Heavyweight | UFC NEWS

Since his first successful title defense over Frank Mir at UFC 146, possible opponents for Junior dos Santos have ranged from Roy Nelson, a rematch with Cain Velasquez, and even a fight with the current light-heavyweight champ, Jon Jones. Now, Dana White has stated numerous times that he wants Jones to stay at light-heavyweight, but...

May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Salary Report | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 took place on May 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first entire heavyweight main card and nearly every fight delivered excitement and a finish with nine finishes total on the incredible twelve fight card. Junior dos Santos successfully defended his belt in the main event....


May 27, 2012 3:04 pm

Aftermath | The Best And Worst Of UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 was a battle of the Goliaths ending quicker than scheduled due to a night full of finishes that did not disappoint. Main Card Lavar Johnson was looking to knock out the “Skyscraper”.   They clinch,  Stefan Struve jumps guard and submits Lavar Johnson with his superior grappling via armbar  in Round 1 ending this...

May 25, 2012 3:38 pm

Exclusive | Phil Baroni Predicts UFC 146 & His Next Fight | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The UFC Heavyweight Championship is on the line at UFC 146 this Saturday, as Junior Dos Santos looks to defend his belt against two-time former champion Frank Mir. All of the fights on the PPV portion of the event will take place in the heavyweight division. Phil Baroni was good enough to...

May 25, 2012 3:05 pm

The Role of Weight in Heavyweight | MMA NEWS

  Earlier this week, we covered the UFC 146 conference call featuring the match-up between Frank Mir and the current reigning heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. Frank Mir embarks on this challenge coming out of arguably the most impressive victory of his career which saw him overcoming adversity to defeat Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira in stunning...

May 23, 2012 4:37 pm

Dos Santos Heavily Favored Over Mir At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

With fight night only four days away, the official betting lines for UFC 146 have been released. Odds for the event have been out for a good while now, but all the injuries and changes to the event caused a lot of bet cancelations and forced the bookies to work overtime. The odds for the...

May 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Herb Dean Set To Oversee Dos Santos vs. Mir at UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner As the date approaches for UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir to battle in the middle of the octagon, a referee for the bout has officially been assigned. In a meeting held on Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that veteran MMA referee Herb Dean would be officiating...

May 21, 2012 6:25 am

VIDEO | JDS – Road To The Belt (Parts 1 & 2) | UFC NEWS

Junior Dos Santos will be defending his title opposite Frank Mir, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday May 26, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This video takes us back to November’s UFC on Fox where Paula Sack is granted rare access during Fight Week right before JDS materialized a dramatic victory earning him the UFC Heavyweight...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...

May 16, 2012 11:52 pm

Dos Santos | "I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title" | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Junior Dos Santos in an interview with TATAME. Dos Santos comments on his training. “My preparation is great. I had a great training camp, I had the support of high level athletes and I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title successfully.” Dos Santos comments on the change of opponents. “Since I...

May 16, 2012 4:55 am

"Cigano is better in the stand-up and on the ground," Say JDS Coach | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Yuri Carlton Junior Dos Santos BJJ coach in an interview with TATAME. Carlton comments on Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills and feels he may be better than Mir on the ground. “I am positive that Cigano’s Jiu-Jitsu is better. He trains with the Best guys in Brazil: Minotauro, Minotouro, Anderson, Demian, just to name...

May 15, 2012 6:46 am

Junior Dos Santos: I Have Never Taken Anything, I'm The Real Champ

On a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos opened up more about his champion status, fighting clean fighters, and never using PEDs. “I don’t know exactly what happened with Alistair Overeem, but I don’t care about that. It’s between him and the athletic commission. I think he has to...

May 14, 2012 7:30 am

Bigfoot Silva Compliments Dos Santos BJJ Skills

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir & compliments Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills. “It’s complicated. (Nogueira and Mir) fought twice and unfortunately Mir won them both, but he shouldn’t take it personally because when you put your emotions in there it’s when you get...

May 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Josh Barnett | "I believe I’m the best heavyweight out there in the world"

By Jamie McAllister Josh Barnett comments in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. When asked when he would end up in the UFC. “It’s really unimportant. I think all the speculation is good for the people that enjoy the sport and they want to watch, and they want to be a part of that guessing game...