- DOS SANTOS EARNS TITLE SHOT BY BEATING NESLON

August 7, 2010
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by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
Brock Lesnar or Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos is waiting for you.

Holding onto his undefeated UFC record, Junior Dos Santos put on yet another impressive performance as he punished a very game and tough Roy Nelson for three rounds on his way to a unanimous decision victory, and now earns a shot at the UFC heavyweight title.

Dos Santos was a heavy favorite going into the fight Saturday night, and it looked like the Black House MMA fighter was going to put away Nelson like he had done to several UFC heavyweights before him. The Brazilian used his hands as hammers, and Nelson’s cranium as the nail, pounding him throughout the first round.

Nelson dropped down a couple times from the punishment, but he wasn’t going anywhere, and continued to fire back.

Knowing that Nelson could take punch after punch and still move forward, Dos Santos has to adjust his game a little bit, and slowed down to prevent punching himself out. Tossing in a few kicks as well as some devastating knees, Dos Santos just leveled Nelson over and over during the fight.

Showing an incredible chin, Nelson never backed down, but Dos Santos was clearly the winner, getting the best of the Las Vegas fighter with strikes and stuffing every single takedown attempt he had during the bout.

“This guy is tough, incredible,” Dos Santos said about Nelson. “He trained a lot to be here, but I trained so much too. This victory makes me happy.”

Now the question has been answered as to who will face the winner of the October fight between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez, and his name is Junior Dos Santos.

“This victory now put me to give me the title shot,” Dos Santos proclaimed after the victory.

Dos Santos will likely sit front row and center in Anaheim in October as he finds out whether it’s Lesnar or Velasquez who he will face for his shot at the UFC heavyweight title.

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