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Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Not Likely to Land at UFC 152 After All

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

A couple weeks ago, UFC president Dana White was targeting UFC 152 in Toronto to host the heavyweight title fight between champion Junior dos Santos and challenger Cain Velasquez.

On Saturday night’s UFC 147 Post-Fight show on Fuel TV, White confirmed that the fight would not likely happen at UFC 152 after all.

The fight between dos Santos and Velasquez is a rematch of their first fight at the first UFC on Fox event back in November of last year.

While the bout is still going to happen, Canadian fans expecting it for the Toronto show in September are likely to be disappointed.

“The fight will happen, they’re probably not going to fight in Toronto though,” White stated.

The shoe is on the other foot – or the belt around the other waist – this time, as Velasquez held the belt going into UFC on Fox 1.

Dos Santos dropped Velasquez with an overhand right a minute into their fight and finished him off with punches on the mat to take the belt. He has since defended the belt once, defeating Frank Mir with a second round TKO at UFC 146 in May.

Now according to White, it’s up to the UFC heavyweight champion when the fight will take place.

“It’s going to depend on Junior,” said White. “We’ll see what happens.”


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  • mark-31

    Does it matter? Cain is going to get knocked out again. I guess there really isn’t anyone else to fight Junior except Overeem. I think I rather see Werdum get a shot before Cain again.

  • D-rail

    Fabricio already got KO’d by JDS, what difference does it make who fights him next. They should have fought Cain a couple of times before giving him the title shot. Difference is, a lot of heavyweights pass on the opportunity.

  • smill0313

    Even though he is a cheater and douche lord, overeem is the only one who stands a real chance of beating jds (he wont). Tired of guys winning one effing fight then getting a title shot again. It cheapens the meaning of the belt. Same with maynard. He is 1-1-1 in his last 3 fights and there is talk of him being #3 lw and being #1 contender. Give me an effing break. Its worse then when lesnar got a title shot whn he was 2-1. What a joke.

    • natpaukar7

      true true true…though I do believe Cain has a good chance of winning if he strategises.

      • smill0313

        He has a chance if he can get the fight to the ground, which is going to be very hard for him to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.weatherly johnweatherly

    I would like to see the drunken Jon Jones beef up and then get his ass KTFO by Jr.! :)