Junior dos Santos: UFC Heavyweight Title is coming to Brazil

“For a while my preparation is calm. I’m just getting stronger to start the explosion work later on. I’ve been focusing boxing, jiu-jitsu without forgetting takedown defense and also training takedown attacks. If the chance comes up I can put him down as well. The things are getting along well. I’m just anxious to know when this [fight] is going to be. The belt is coming to Brazil. I’ve got all the conditions to become the fourth Brazilian champion, currently.”PortaldoValeTudo (via MMAMania)

Junior dos Santos will look to become the first UFC Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, facing the unbeaten Cain Velasquez next year. Nicknamed “Cigano” (Gypsy), dos Santos is currently 12-1 in his Mixed Martial Arts career, 6-0 in the UFC. The fight is expected to serve as a headliner for UFC’s reported mega-card on April 30th, which will take place at 50,000-capable Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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39 Comments

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    theashark

    December 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Tough fight to call, both these guys are ****in beasts, most interesting fight of the year definitely

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    overhand right

    December 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    if junior’s takedown defence is good enough he could take this. he has better striking than kongo, who rocked velasquez. he’ll have to be able to get off his back though because if cain could take lesnar down it’s unlikely dos santos will be able to fend him off for 5 rounds. i’m gonna go with jr. for this fight, it’s gonna be a good one!

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    Judo

    December 25, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I agree completely with overhand right. Dos Santos by Knockout in 3!!! If he can keep this one standing!!!

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    HugeCleavage

    December 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Cain Velasquez! He is just too much for dos santos.

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    dray12

    December 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Cain by a hard fought but convincing decision!

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    Nik_Hulstein

    December 25, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    God this is hard to call, both are just plain beast mode when they fight…….
    Can’t vote against any of them cause i like them both, it will be a close fight and will end up being an awsome brawl.
    Who yah gonna call?

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    mtnman

    December 25, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Agree both r awesome fighter’s they both are aggressive hate to call this 1 be the fight of the night ( should be )

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    Stiks

    December 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    While it is a tough fight to call, I’m going to have to go with Cain. JDS’ cardio can be questioned after the Nelson fight and Cain’s abilities only seem to get better with each fight. I can’t call how it will end, but I think Cain will take it.

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    GeorgeRuetiger

    December 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Division 1 Heavyweight wrestling champion Brock Lesnar’s takedown defense wasn’t good enough…. but Junior Dos Santos of Blackhouse training and a boxing background with be able to stuff him…

    Just read that a few times, I think you’ll see how unlikely it is that this fight will be on the feet and give Two Saints a chance to knock him out. Cain’s too smart for that, and waaaay too powerful a wrestler. I’m calling Cain, ground and pound tko toward the end of the second.

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    overhand right

    December 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    there was an article in which cain said he plans to stand with dos santos, as unlikely as that sounds. but yeah i do agree, all cain has to do to win is wrestle, but if he actually plans to stand and trade then i’d pick junior. i’d just love to see jr win :)

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    UnderdogGreatness

    December 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I’m going with JDS too, but Cain is no joke.
    Merry Christmas guys

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    Ninja

    December 25, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Im still pulling for JDS in this one and he is capable of KOing Cain n I hope he does

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    Proxy

    December 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    that would be very interesting both of them have excellent boxing, we saw what cain can do when he destroyed big nog. and cain is the type of fighter who improves every time we see him. no matter what he says i cant see him not taking it to the ground in which case i see him winning via tko.

    anyones fight if they stay standing but would give jds the advantage in striking, margionally.

    gonna be fight of the year candidate in any case i think! cant wait!

    merry xmas all

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    GoldenBibi

    December 25, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    12-2 soon for JDS…

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    yoshistheman

    December 26, 2010 at 12:15 am

    double knock out nobody wins

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    Gnasty

    December 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

    cain wins hands down if jds gets taken down and has to grapple for 5 rounds he won’t make it after four…..also what jds needs to be doing is no working on bjj for this fight and not boxing but focus on getting taken down and getting back up..

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    Gnasty

    December 26, 2010 at 12:20 am

    also look at cain vs brock if jds does a mir and thinks bjj will get him through this fight then he is stupid…cain got taken down by brock but his training was its not about stopping the take down it is about when you get taken down how to get back up…that is what jds needs to focuse on

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    Rafaelroberto840

    December 26, 2010 at 12:48 am

    If you guys remember Cain took down Brock. Dos Santos has good takedown defence but BJJ fighters arent really known for extreme takedown offence. That why Dos Santos could defend against Nelson. Both have the best stand up in the division. Cain knocked out Big Nog and Brock which is huge. Junior knocked out everyone he fought accept Nelson which is not easy to do.

    I think Cain will takedown Dos Santos work his way to Side Control or Mount and try to punish him for a 3rd Round TKO

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    TheRealDeal

    December 26, 2010 at 1:59 am

    No, it’s not.

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    TenderRainDrop

    December 26, 2010 at 2:20 am

    It seems to me that Wrestling and Stamina wins in the UFC. Cain has the advantage in both. Cain’s chins is descent. Sure he got tagged by Kongo on 3 different occasions but his wrestling saved him during that fight. I see the same thing in this fight. Santos might drop Cain in the beginning rounds but Cain will be able to take JDS down the control him.

    Cain by decision.

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    MD777

    December 26, 2010 at 2:29 am

    Cain boxing and wrestling skills level with no problem to face off against JDS.imo

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    Hit2Hurt

    December 26, 2010 at 5:30 am

    damn. in that picture for the article, JDS looks totally covered in make up and lipstick. did anyone elso notice this. maybe they’ve done this with other fighters before too before their snapshots, but man, this one looks all fruitay.

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    Hit2Hurt

    December 26, 2010 at 5:31 am

    and if you’re gonna weak my comment and talk crap, at leas come up with something better than ” Oh yeah, well he’d kick your ass buddy.” Of course he would. his picture still looks like a guy in make up. haha

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    IChokePeople

    December 26, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Good eyes man LOL. It does look like he is heavily made up.

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    IChokePeople

    December 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Technically Thiago Alves has better striking than GSP yet GSP out struck Alves in their fight. This happens a lot when a dominant wrestler with better than average striking goes up against a guy with superlative striking but less wrestling. I think that this fight will look very similar.

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    IChokePeople

    December 26, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I am calling this for Cain. I think this will look a lot like GSP V Alves. That said there is a HUGE wild card in this fight and that is JDS’s BJJ. I haven’t seen ANY of what he can do on the ground. IF it turns out that he has Big Nog level BJJ and just hasn’t had to use it this fight could look more like Anderson Silva V Chael Sonnen UNLESS Cain is inhuman in his sub defence in which case it could look like Fedor V Big Nog. In other words, based on what we have seen of these two fighters, I have to bet on Cain BUT there are some BIG unknowns in this fight.

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    colktfo

    December 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

    both these guys would make perfect champions, i will be proud of both the winner and the looser of the fight. both have great skill and personality

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    japanegro23

    December 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Hit2Hurt = funny guy

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    japanegro23

    December 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Got to agree with George. JDS will get taken down time and time again. Cain is too explosive and he is a beast. JDS will have to get a shot on Cain while he is shooting for the takedown. Maybe a knee or an uppercut.

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    japanegro23

    December 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Nice call.

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    japanegro23

    December 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Haha you crack me up everytime.

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    postmortem

    December 26, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    jds has the better hands but cain may actually be the better striker we have seen cain make good use of kicks something jds has never done on the ground i really dont know how to call it because we have never seen jds fight there so other than he trains with nogueria we dont really know anything about his ground game have to give the edge to cain there

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    Madnessstill

    December 26, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Sounds just as good as “Shane carwin wth his dynamite hands couldn’t knock him out, but the guy who couldnt stand with congo will….”

    I call team blackhouse, but the HW division is kinda funny in a “haha” sorta way.

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    HEmm0

    December 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I see Cain taking JDS down in every round. JDS maybe connects with few heavy shots at round 3 or 4 and puts Cain into a trouble. Just like in a Kongo fight. Cain is hurt but takes JDS down and punishes him with strikes. I see Cain winning 4 of 5 rounds and taking a decision.

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    overhand right

    December 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    is ’1984′ by George Orwell, and a damn fine one at that

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    Keyboard Contender

    December 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    @2drunk2crack1off
    i completly agree with you man, im all for JDS beating Cain, Cains a nice guy, class act and exciting fighter but hes just not that interesting due to his lack of personality, i mean at least JDS is funny……

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    Ryan

    December 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Nobody or everybody?

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    Toasty

    December 26, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    What do they mean JDS could become the first undisputed HW champ?

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    codemaster

    December 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I have to go with Cain in this fight, though JDS can put his lights out at any time.

    This is a tough call, but I believe Cain to be more well rounded. Cain has very good standup but he also has excellent wrestling, which will be the deciding factor IMO.

    JDS seems to box without many kicks. Although he has excellent take-down defense, in later rounds, I think Caine will take him down and GNP.

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