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Sorting out the UFC Heavyweight Title Picture

For the first time since we saw Cain Velasquez batter Junior dos Santos for a second time at UFC 166 in October 2013, the heavyweight title picture feels open—wide open. Call it a shot at newly crowned heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (whom I picked to defeat Velasquez at UFC 188, mind you), but he doesn't feel invincible. Show More Summary

Dana White: Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic -- not Junior dos Santos -- is next for Fabricio Werdum

And then there were two. Newly-crowned UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum won't face Cain Velasquez in a rematch for his first title defense. Nor will he take on the No. 2-ranked Junior dos Santos (sorry about that). The list is...Show More Summary

Mirko Cro Cop eyes UFC rematches against Junior dos Santos, Roy Nelson, and Alistair Overeem

And another tussle against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira wouldn't be a bad idea, either. Mirko Filipovic already avenged one devastating loss inside the Octagon after defeating Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC Fight Night 64 earlier this year (see it again here). Show More Summary

Junior dos Santos: With UFC politics out of the way, I should be next to fight Fabricio Werdum

All you have to do is look at the current rankings, says "JDS." Fabricio Werdum is quickly learning that the target on his back gets a whole lot bigger now that he's the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion...Show More Summary

With Fabricio Werdum now UFC champ, who's next? Arlovski, Dos Santos make their case

With Fabricio Werdum now undisputed champion, the UFC’s heavyweight division just got a whole lot more interesting. We talked to both Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos, who each feel they could be next in line.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, (...)

UFC 188: Cain Velasquez's Loss Puts Junior Dos Santos Back in the Catbird Seat

While the loudest cheers no doubt came from Fabricio Werdum's corner, the new UFC heavyweight champion's extended entourage weren't the only interested parties watching his fight with longtime champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 closely. Sitting ringside was Junior dos Santos, until now Velasquez's greatest rival. Show More Summary

UFC 188 results: Fabricio Werdum subs Cain Velasquez, makes Junior dos Santos (second) happiest man in MMA

What say you now? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, after nearly two years on the injured reserves, made his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) in the UFC 188 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last...Show More Summary

UFC 188 'Embedded' Video Blog (Ep. 5): Tecia Torres takes a tubby, Junior dos Santos previews 'Velasquez vs. Werdum'

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to crank out its "Embedded" pre-fight video blogs, which focus on tomorrow night's (Sat., June 13, 2015) UFC 188 pay-per-view (PPV) event, taking place inside Arena Mexico in Mexico City. What's...Show More Summary

UFC's heavyweight king Cain Velasquez returns to action

In Oct. 2013, Cain Velasquez was on top of the world. The soft spoken and fiercely determined UFC heavyweight champion had finished his trilogy with the second best heavyweight in the world, Brazil’s Junior Dos Santos. Dos Santos is the only man to ever defeat Velasquez.

UFC 188: Is Cain Velasquez Still the Best Heavyweight in All of MMA?

In October 2013, UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez dispatched his greatest rival with disturbing ease. Junior dos Santos, the second-best heavyweight in the world, didn't even come close to giving the champ a fight. With contemporary challengers looking both helpless and hapless, attention turned to Velasquez's place in the sport's history. Show More Summary

Junior Dos Santos sees no issue with being next in line for UFC heavyweight title

MEXICO CITY – In a tumultuous heavyweight division where any fighter who can go on a small winning streak and generate talk about a potential title shot, Junior Dos Santos is in a tough position.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos

Cain Velasquez: The Absentee King Returns

Artwork by Gian Galang Cain Velasquez is a paper champion. He hasn't fought in almost two years, and he hasn't fought anyone not named Junior dos Santos or Antonio Silva since 2010. In fact, the great Fedor Emelianenko—hallowed be his...Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez's Head Coach Talking Serious Trash in Lead Up to Werdum Fight

Don't bother showing up to UFC 188, Fabricio Werdum. You have no chance. Cain Velasquez is going to kill you. Even if you make it to the fifth round, Velasquez is going to beat you up worse than he did Junior dos Santos. Those are not my words. Show More Summary

UFC 188: Cain Velasquez and the Top 10 Heavyweights in MMA History

This Saturday, Cain Velasquez will defend his lineal heavyweight belt against interim champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188. If you take out one Junior dos Santos overhand right, Velasquez is undefeated as a mixed martial artist. Not only that, but he's unthreatened. Show More Summary

UFC 188: Who's on the Hot Seat in Mexico City This Weekend?

At UFC 188, Cain Velasquez will return to action against interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. Since beating Junior dos Santos for a second consecutive title defense in October 2013, Velasquez has not been able to compete due to injury. Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

After a 600-plus-day absence, Cain Velasquez makes his return to the Octagon. And what a time to head back, now that there's a true challenger to his crown (a challenger not named Junior dos Santos, by the way). Velasquez hasn't stepped into the cage since he last fought Dos Santos at UFC 166. Show More Summary

Alistair Overeem still hoping for Junior Dos Santos, expects next assignment any day

Alistair Overeem is a busy, busy man, so to say he’s waiting for the phone to ring wouldn’t exactly be fair. That said, he is looking forward to receiving his next assignment, and he’s hoping that somehow it makes sense to fight Junior Dos Santos.Filed (...)

UFC Fight Night 65 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

Following a loss to former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic was given an opportunity to rebound in the UFC Fight Night 65 main event opposite Mark Hunt. With six takedowns and an incredible 361 total strikes landed, Miocic battered Hunt before ending the bout with ground-and-pound in the fifth round. Show More Summary

Junior dos Santos: Alistair Overeem only calls me out when I'm injured

"Cigano" also says "The Reem" is a much better talker than he is fighter. Alistair Overeem has made it a point to prove to mixed martial arts (MMA) fans -- and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White -- that he isn't...Show More Summary

Stipe Miocic and the Hunt for Gold

Photos by David Mariuz/Getty Images At UFC on Fox 13, which went down in December of 2014, Stipe Miocic took on Junior Dos Santos in what was undoubtedly the biggest fight of his career. That night, he did not have his hand raised. Despite the loss, however, the fight was far from a detriment to Miocic’s standing as an elite-level heavyweight. Show More Summary

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