Archive: Junior Dos Santos

Jun 10, 2013 10:15 am

Mark Hunt in Hospital for Surgery on Infected Left Leg; Two More Operations To Go

During the weekend, UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) revealed that he was in the hospital to have surgery on his left leg. Hunt fractured his right toe in his UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos, but wasn’t in the hospital for that injury. His current surgery was to alleviate an...

May 28, 2013 9:11 am

Mark Hunt Posts Photo of Broken Toe From UFC 160

  Mark Hunt battled Junior dos Santos in a classic heavyweight tilt that came to an end with a spectacular spinning-heel kick KO, that Hunt was the recipient of. Both men battled for the better part of three rounds when the knockout occurred. After the bout, Hunt stated that he had broken his toe in...

May 26, 2013 12:01 am

Dana White: Velasquez Vs. JDS III A No-Brainer

Following a dominant performance by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez over Antonio Silva, and Junior dos Santos knocking out a man with an iron chin in Mark Hunt, the match-up to be is obvious. Dana White agrees whole-heartedly, White told the media at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, “No-brainer. If there was ever a...


May 25, 2013 1:28 pm

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Main Card Live Play-By–Play & Results

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot goes down tonight on Pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPENN.COM will be running a live play-by-play of the night’s pay-per-view card starting at 6:00 p.m. PT. The UFC 160 main card opens up with a lightweight bout between fan favorite, Donald Cerrone and  Strikeforce...

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Roy Nelson on His Chance of UFC Title Shot: ‘I am Barry Sanders’ of MMA

UFC fighter, Roy “Big Country” Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow Tuesday night about his progression in the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Nelson (19-7) has been on a hot streak, winning his last three fights via first round T/KO in the past twelve months alone.  It was announced that he will be fighting Stipe Miocic at...

May 23, 2013 11:14 am

Gambler’s Odds: UFC 160 Heavyweight Edition

Gambling itself is risky; however, gambling on mixed martial arts is one of the most dangerous ways to wager your hard earned money. Before bets are placed, a bettor should look at every single fact that is available. Having a gut feeling and believing something unlikely could happen will not make it happen… you need...

May 23, 2013 9:55 am

Standing With Hunt Too Dangerous For Junior dos Santos

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, has made a career out of knocking people out in cage fights. His stand up has been such a dominant force for him that, outside of a good sprawl, we rarely see any other aspects of his MMA game. UFC commentator Kenny Florian believes, that for JDS, it’s...

May 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set for UFC on FOX Sports 1

Alistair Overeem will face Travis Browne on UFC on FOX Sports 1 at TD Garden in Boston on Aug. 17. Overeem (36-12-1) was previously scheduled to fight at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Aug. 31. UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com that the fight will be a part of the main...

May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Mark Hunt Receives His Visa; Set to Fight Dos Santos This Weekend at UFC 160

By Jake Chastain | After an odd sequence of events it seems that things for Mark Hunt and his scheduled appearance for UFC 160 next weekend against Junior Dos Santos are back on track. We gained word about two weeks ago that Hunt, who stepped up to face Dos Santos after Alistair Overeem pulled out of...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...

May 13, 2013 9:36 am

UFC 160: Mark Hunt Thinks Dos Santos Will “Try to Take the Fight to the Mat”

  Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos are set to fight at UFC 160 in what promises to be an exciting battle between two high-level strikers- only Mark Hunt believes that Dos Santos won’t be willing to exchange punches and kicks on the feet for long.   Mark Hunt (9-7) is riding an impressive 4-fight...

May 6, 2013 10:02 am

Daniel Cormier: Junior dos Santos Has the Best Chance of Beating Cain

“I think Junior dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest, they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough.” These are strong words for the UFC heavyweight division, and Daniel Cormier has made it clear he feels that the only challenge to his training partner Cain Velasquez’s title is JDS. In a...

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Apr 10, 2013 10:24 am

Gunnar Nelson injured, Rick Story in against Mike Pyle

Welterweight Gunnar Nelson announced via his personal twitter account that an undisclosed injury, suffered during his preparations to fight Mike Pyle, will require surgery, which has forced him to withdraw from the bout at UFC 160. Rick Story will replace the icelandic rising star on what is scheduled to be the FX main event. Therefore,...

Mar 25, 2013 10:32 am

Dos Santos feels he can finish Hunt on the ground | UFC NEWS

Now this is a finish that would surprise more than a few. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos was a guest on MMAJunkie Radio. On the show, dos Santos talked about his upcoming fight against Mark Hunt at UFC160 on May, 25. Both dos Santos and Hunt are noted, world-class bangers with heavy, accurate...

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 21, 2013 10:46 am

Dos Santos Calls Overeem a Joke | UFC NEWS

For the second time, Junior Dos Santos will not be fighting Alistair Overeem.  In 2012, “The Reem” failed a random pre-fight drug test, and now in 2013, he has pulled out of a match with JDS because of an injury.   “I think this guy,” said Dos Santos, “I don’t have too much to say...