Archive: Junior Dos Santos

Oct 10, 2013 12:18 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 1 & 2 (Full Fights)

In November 2011, Junior dos Santos ripped Cain Velasquez’ heavyweight title away in a 64-second blitz on live TV (shown above). A year later, Velasquez paid his rival back over twenty-five record-setting, career-defining minutes. As we prepare for the rubber match, enjoy a trip down memory lane and watch their first two-fights. Velasquez vs. Dos...

Oct 7, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | JDS: “When I Hit People, They Go Down”

“I see things better than I did before. When I hit people, they go down.” No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos discusses his rubber match with Cain Velasquez and his plans to knock the champion out…again. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am

Fabricio Werdum Seeks Rematch with Junior dos Santos

A loss in the UFC can sting. A knockout loss to a debuting future heavyweight champ in the first round, may sting a bit more. Such is the case with Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1). The 36-year-old Brazilian says he is looking for a rematch with the man alluded to above, former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos...

Oct 1, 2013 11:53 am


Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos needed an impressive win to erase the memory of his 2012 loss to Cain Velasquez. This dynamic attack and dramatic win over the iron-chinned Mark Hunt certainly did the trick, earning Cigano another title shot. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Payan out, Charles Oliveira in to face Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166

Late Tuesday evening, UFC officials announced that an injury had forced Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his scheduled UFC 166 bout with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Meanwhile, fellow UFC featherweight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was supposed to take on Matt Grice at UFC 166, but that bout fell through...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

Sep 3, 2013 11:56 am

Daniel Cormier Looks to Tame Roy Nelson’s Beard for UFC 166

Before heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, faces Roy Nelson at UFC 166, the former Olympic wrestler will be looking to make some changes about his opponent’s appearance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The MMA world was thrilled to hear the announcement that Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier would be fighting one another at UFC 166.  The...

Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 9, 2013 11:51 am

Charles Oliveira vs. Estevan Payan Set For UFC 166

The UFC announced via Twitter yesterday that featherweights, Charles Oliveira (pictured) and Estevan Payan, are scheduled to face off at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III on October 19.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Charles Oliveira and Estevan Payan are set to fight on the upcoming UFC 166 card on October 19, the UFC...

Aug 9, 2013 8:53 am

JDS goes Goo Goo Gah Gah over ‘Gorgeous’ Miesha Tate

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos recently told ‘UOL Esporte’ that he was really impressed by the beauty of both UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as well as her rival Miesha Tate. While JDS stated that he thought Rousey was “cute,” he was blown away by the the “gorgeous” Miesha Tate: “I was...

Aug 7, 2013 10:00 am

Junior dos Santos Declares Fight with Cormier Once He Defeats Velasquez

Junior dos Santos would be making a potentially grave mistake in looking past his next challenge in UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. With all the talk of top prospect and Velasquez teammate, Daniel Cormier, possibly changing weight classes to face light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, dos Santos felt the need to state that Cormier would serve...

Jul 30, 2013 12:41 pm

PHOTO | Velasquez & Dos Santos Staredown At Yesterday’s Media Event

While the UFC is on ‘World Tour’ we are sure to see several compelling staredowns between champions and challengers. Yesterday we got Cain vs. JDS who will square off for the third time in a rubber match set for Houston on October 19. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Roy “Big Country” Nelson Signs New Nine Fight Contract with the UFC

Detractors of one of MMA’s most recognizable fighters, both for his prominence inside the cage and unique look outside of it, will seemingly have a lot more to complain about in the immediate- and distant- future. Roy “Big Country” Nelson has just signed a reported nine-fight deal with the UFC, as told to MMA Junkie...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 9, 2013 10:59 am

Mark Hunt Says He Was ‘Cheated Again’ by Fighter Pay

Mark Hunt may not seem like the most outspoken man to ever step in to the Octagon, but after a recent look at a Career Earnings Manifesto for UFC fighters, Hunt found something to say. Hunt let his opinion known via his official Facebook page: “well i don’t now bout where they got there figures...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior dos Santos III Set For Oct. 19th In Houston

The conclusion to the greatest trilogy in UFC heavyweight history has been finalized! The third match between current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former champion Junior dos Santos is set to take top billing for UFC 166 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on October 19th. UFC President Dana White made the announcement to...

Jun 27, 2013 9:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon. The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week...

Jun 24, 2013 10:54 am

PHOTO | JDS & Kobe Bryant Enjoy Soccer In Brazil

Over the weekend former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, hung out with the NBA Lakers star, Kobe Bryant in Brazil at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Junior dos Santos: Cain Velasquez hits like a girl

In an interview with the Brazilian Portuguese language radio show “Pânico” former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) had the following to say about his UFC 166 opponent Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC): “I had no cut against Cain Velasquez, and he hits like a girl. He hit me a...

Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

UFC 166 Odds: Velasquez Opens Up as Favorite over Dos Santos in Trilogy Fight

UFC heavyweight champion has something to prove at UFC 166 as he faces off against former champion and era-rival, Junior dos Santos at UFC 166. Velasquez looks to defeat dos Santos for the second time in a row as he took his title back at UFC 155 as he defeated the Brazilian former champ via...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...