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Junior dos Santos ahead of his Gamebred FC fight
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Junior dos Santos happy with physique ahead of Gamebred FC debut: "We're not going through USADA"

Josh Evanoff - August 23, 2023

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is happy in Gamebred FC. The Brazilian has been out of the cage since a one-off bout in Eagle FC last May. There, Junior dos Santos suffered his fifth loss in a row to Yorgan de Castro. However, it was a medical stoppage, as the former champion had dislocated his shoulder in the final seconds of the third round.

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Junior dos Santos set to fight Fabricio Werdum in Jorge Masvidal's Bare Knuckle MMA promotion

Cole Shelton - June 21, 2023

Junior dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum will fight again. Dos Santos and Werdum fought back at UFC 90 in 2008 with ‘JDS’ winning by TKO in just 80 seconds. Since then, both went on to become UFC heavyweight champion for a period, but neither man is still fighting with the promotion.

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Junior dos Santos slams "dirty fighter" Ciryl Gane following UFC Paris fight against Tai Tuivasa

Fernando Quiles - September 4, 2022

Junior dos Santos believes Ciryl Gane has some dirty tricks up his sleeve. Gane took center stage inside Accor Arena in Paris, France on September 3. He shared the Octagon with Tai Tuivasa. While Tuivasa showed heart, he ultimately crumbled after being on a receiving end of a barrage of heavy strikes from Gane in the third round. “Bam Bam” dropped to the mat from an uppercut and Gane sealed the deal with a couple of hammerfists.

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Junior dos Santos accuses Conor McGregor of "ducking" Charles Oliveira: "It's a bad fight for him"

Cole Shelton - July 20, 2022

Junior dos Santos believes Conor McGregor ducked Charles Oliveira. Before Oliveira fought Justin Gaethje he made it clear he wanted to face McGregor, but it never came to fruition. After he submitted ‘The Highlight,’ Oliveira once again called out the Irishman but the fight was never put together.

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Junior dos Santos provides health update after suffering shoulder injury at Eagle FC 47

Harry Kettle - May 23, 2022

Junior dos Santos has provided fans with an update following the shoulder injury he picked up at Eagle FC 47. Last weekend at Eagle FC 47, Junior dos Santos went toe to toe with Yorgan De Castro in what proved to be a really fun main event down in Miami. Both heavyweights were slugging it out for the first two rounds and enjoyed similar levels of success, with many believing dos Santos looked the best he has done in years.

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Eagle FC 47 Results: Yorgan de Castro defeats Junior dos Santos via injury TKO (Video)

Chris Taylor - May 20, 2022

Tonight’s Eagle FC 47 event was headlined by a heavyweight contest featuring Junior dos Santos taking on Yorgan de Castro. Junior dos Santos (21-10 MMA) was returning to action for the first time since December of 2020, where he suffered a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane. That setback marked the former UFC heavyweight champions fourth in a row and resulted in his release from the promotion. ‘JDS’ initially signed on to fight for Triller, but ultimately wound up returning with Eagle FC.

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Eagle FC 47: 'Dos Santos vs. De Castro' Live Results and Highlights

Cole Shelton - May 20, 2022

Eagle FC returns to Miami, Florida for Eagle FC 47 on Friday night. The fight card features a ton of UFC veterans as the main event sees Junior dos Santos taking on Yorgan De Castro. The card also sees the likes of Andrew Sanchez, and Hector Lombard among others competing. Junior dos Santos (21-9) has not fought since December of 2020 when he suffered a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane which marked his fourth in a row. After the loss, he was released from the UFC and initially inked a deal with Triller but a fight never came to fruition, and ended up signing with Eagle FC. On the losing skid, he suffered TKO losses to Jairiznho Rozenstruik, Curtis Blaydes, and Francis Ngannou. His last win came in March of 2019 as he TKO’d Derrick Lewis. The former UFC heavyweight champion also holds notable wins over Tai Tuivasa, Stipe Miocic, Cain Velasquez, and Frank Mir.

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Junior Dos Santos opens up on the 'absurd mistakes' he made in UFC fights with Cain Velasquez

Susan Cox - May 20, 2022

Junior Dos Santos has opened up about the ‘absurd mistakes’ he made in his UFC fights with Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) and Velasquez (14-3 MMA) fought a total of three times in the Octagon. The two heavyweights met at UFC Fox 1 in 2011, UFC 155 in 2012, and at UFC 166 in October 2013. While Dos Santos won their first battle, he succumbed to defeat against Cain the next two times out.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov states he hopes to work with Bellator to book Fedor Emelianenko vs. Junior dos Santos

Josh Evanoff - May 18, 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov would like to work with Bellator to book Fedor Emelianenko’s final fight. The head of Eagle FC would like to send Junior dos Santos in for the job. ‘Cigano’ is set to face fellow UFC veteran Yorgan De Castro this Friday at Eagle FC 47. The bout is slated as a title eliminator bout. The winner of the fight was expected to face Eagle FC heavyweight champion Rizvan Kuniev, well before today.

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Junior dos Santos signs with Eagle FC, set to headline a card in May against a UFC veteran

Cole Shelton - March 9, 2022

Junior dos Santos has signed with Eagle FC. On Wednesday, Khabib Nurmagomedov went on ESPN and announced he has signed Dos Santos to his promotion. The former UFC heavyweight champion will headline an Eagle FC card on May 20 against UFC veteran, Yorgan Se Castro. The co-main event of the card will also see a battle of ex-UFC fighters as Hector Lombard will take on Thiago Silva. The event is expected to take place at FLXcast Arena in Miami.

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Junior Dos Santos sends a heartfelt message to Cain Velasquez following his recent arrest

Susan Cox - March 3, 2022

Junior Dos Santos has spoken out about the recent arrest of Cain Velasquez. Junior Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. As a mixed martial artist, he is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Dos Santos also makes appearances for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a member of American Top Team (ATT).

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Brendan Schaub reacts to Junior dos Santos vs. Kubrat Pulev fight booking: “It’s crazy!”

Susan Cox - December 28, 2021

Brendan Schaub has shared his thoughts on the upcoming fight booking between Junior dos Santos and Kubrat Pulev. The former UFC heavyweight, Schaub, detailed his opinion during the most recent episode of ‘Below the Belt’.

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Junior Dos Santos says Mike Tyson owes him $50k for prior UFC bonus snub

Chris Taylor - November 13, 2021

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos claims Mike Tyson owes him $50k after getting him snubbed of a previous performance bonus. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) was handed his walking papers from UFC officials shortly after suffering a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane in December of 2020. The setback had marked the former champions fourth in a row, with all 4 of those losses coming by way of stoppage.

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Junior dos Santos signs with a boxing management company, plans to fight and beat Fury, Wilder and Joshua in the future

Cole Shelton - November 2, 2021

Junior dos Santos will be off to boxing. The former UFC heavyweight champion in dos Santos signed with S-Jam BOXING a boxing management company. They will be co-managing him and fight news will be coming soon.

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Dana White responds to criticism from former UFC champ Junior dos Santos: "Move on to these other promotions and make crazy money"

Christopher Taylor - October 25, 2021

Dana White has responded after former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos slammed the promotion for their lack of “professionalism”. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) was cut by the Ultimate Fighting Championship shortly following his TKO loss to Ciryl Gane at UFC 256. That setback had marked the Brazilians fourth in a row, with all four losses coming by way of technical knockout.

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Junior dos Santos reveals how UFC was "really unprofessional" during final two fights with promotion

Adam D Martin - October 21, 2021

Former UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos revealed how the UFC was “really unprofessional” during his final two fights with the promotion. Dos Santos is the former UFC heavyweight champion and one of the greatest fighters to ever compete at that weight class in the UFC. However, following four straight losses in the Octagon, including a TKO loss to Ciryl Gane at UFC 256, the promotion decided to let him go. Considering dos Santos was a former champion and is universally regarded as one of the best people in the business, it was surprising to see the UFC let him go when he made it clear that he wanted to stick around longer. Since being cut by the UFC, dos Santos has joined AEW Wrestling and he is happy there, but he still has qualms with the UFC.

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Junior Dos Santos set to make pro wrestling debut with Jorge Masvidal in corner

Drake Riggs - October 8, 2021

Junior Dos Santos is making the move from the octagon to the ring – at least for now. Dos Santos, 37, is the former UFC heavyweight champion of the world. To win the title in 2011, he scored a quick 64-second knockout against Cain Velasquez. Ten years later and just like his rival, “Cigano” will follow Velasquez’s footsteps in trying his hand at pro wrestling.

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Junior dos Santos disappointed by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson fight booking: "I don't understand why"

Adam D Martin - August 9, 2021

Heavyweight Junior dos Santos is disappointed by the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson fight booking, saying that “I don’t understand why.” Emelianenko is set to return to the Bellator cage this October in Moscow, Russia, and when the news first broke that “The Last Emperor” was going to fight again, immediately big names like dos Santos, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, and even Jake Hager all threw their names in the hat to get the chance to face off with the legend. However, Bellator decided to choose Johnson instead, and that disappointed dos Santos.

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