Junior dos Santos is one of the most storied – and likable – heavyweights in UFC history. It has been several years since he last held the title of UFC heavyweight champion, but at 35 years of age, he’s not ready to give up on a return to glory.
Fighting rising star Curtis Blaydes in the UFC on ESPN+ 24 main event on Saturday in Raleigh, N.C., dos Santos is hoping to launch himself back into the title talks.
Blaydes and dos Santos top the UFC Raleigh fight card with Blaydes sitting at No. 3 in the UFC heavyweight rankings and dos Santos at No. 4. The winner will be poised to call for a title shot.
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Tune in Saturday, Jan. 25, for full UFC on ESPN+ 24: Blaydes vs. dos Santos live results from Raleigh, N.C. Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes tries to continue his climb into a title shot, as he faces former champion Junior dos Santos in the main event. Former lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos faces Michael Chiesa in the welterweight co-main event.