Coming off the third fight of a trilogy with heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, dos Santos (16-3) enters UFC 173 looking to get back on the winning track. Most recently, dos Santos came up short in his bid to regain the heavyweight title when he lost via technical knockout to Velasquez last October at UFC 166.
Miocic (11-1) earned a second consecutive win in his last time in the Octagon, going the distance and claiming a unanimous decision over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on FOX 10 in January.
UFC 173 is scheduled to be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Lyoto Machida. Machida was a recent replacement for Vitor Belfort, who stepped down from the fight in the fallout of a Nevada State Athletic Commission ban on therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy.
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