After losing his belt to current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos needed a dominant win to edge his way back into title contention. A close decision wouldn’t do the trick. Dos Santos needed a highlight reel finish to get the job done, and he would have the chance to get it done when he fought Pride Veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 160 in Las Vegas. It took Dos Santos 14 minutes to get the job done, but the ending was exactly what he needed to get another shot at the belt.
UFC 166: Velasquez Vs Dos Santos III takes place on October 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will be the trilogy fight between current Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos. In the co main event, Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier will be taking on Roy Nelson.
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