Archive: Junior Dos Santos

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 ESPN.com 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 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...

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...