Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic Headline UFC on Fox 13 on Dec. 13 in Phoenix

September 19, 2014
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Junior-dos-Santos-UFC-155-weigh-16x9Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos returns to action on Dec. 13 at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, taking on Stipe Miocic in the UFC on Fox 13 main event.

Dos Santos (16-3) arrived in the UFC in October 2008 and made an immediate statement by scoring a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum. He won his next six fights, earning a shot at the heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. He made the most of the opportunity and captured the belt by knocking out Velasquez in 64 seconds.

The Brazilian defended his title once against former titleholder Frank Mir before being lined up in a rematch with Velasquez at UFC 155. Velasquez avenged the previously loss by defeating dos Santos in a one-sided unanimous decision. Dos Santos rebounded from the loss with a KO finish of Mark Hunt at UFC 160, setting up a trilogy fight with Velasquez at UFC 166. The champion finished dos Santos late in the fight by technical knockout.

Miocic (12-1) is riding a three-fight winning streak and hopes to earn a shot at the heavyweight crown by defeating the former champion. The Ohio native debuted in the UFC in October 2011 and reeled off three consecutive wins before losing to Stefan Struve in 2012. Since the loss, the 32-year-old has logged wins over Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga and Fabio Maldonado.

UFC on Fox 13 takes place on Dec. 13 in Phoenix. Heavyweights Alistair Overeem faces Stefan Struve in the co-main event.

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  • Worst fox card ever

    Bull sh** no way is this the main event a guy coming off the worst beating of his life vs a nobody that beat a lil light heavy weight this is a co main event at best. So the POS is main event then u got a gate keeper match Matt gonzoga in a how gives a shit match in Struve vs anilreem hope bellator has something on cause this aint worth prime time f*** the ufc in their never ending turd cards

    • Timothy Malone

      “Fans” like you are why fighters don’t get paid enough money. If they aren’t top 10 they aren’t worth watching, and here where you do get top 10 guys, and for free, it’s still not good enough.

      I wish we had more serious fans of this sport.

      • Worst fox card ever

        I am serious this card sucks!! In ill tell ya why anilreem looses three in a row in gets rewarded with prime time or maybe gonzoga at this point no body wants to see him jds is legit but the other is just nothing more than a padded record u say this is free I say its the biggest show case in mma today so yea not near good nuff

        • Timothy Malone

          There is no other good fight that can be made for JDS. If you look at the top 10 heavyweights other than Velasquez/Werdum, Nelson is fighting Hunt now, Arlovski just fought last week, and literally every other guy is coming off of a loss except Miocic.