UFC 152: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez II Fight CardPosted on June 10, 2012, 08:50 PM by Mike Drahota
Barring any injuries, Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez II is rumored to headline UFC 152 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. The September 22nd card is beginning to shape up nicely as Rory MacDonald is set to face the returning BJ Penn in a Welterweight showdown as well.
Both dos Santos and Velasquez have obviously proved their mettle in the UFC Octagon, with JDS undefeated and Velasquez's only blemish being a KO loss to dos Santos for the belt last November. The two top-ranked Heavyweights were in top shape at last month's blockbuster UFC 146 card, with JDS earning the TKO over Frank Mir and Velasquez seeing the same result against Bigfoot Silva. Bloodying his opponent from the outset in a vicious one-sided affair, the results left little doubt as to who should face dos Santos next for the belt.Dos Santos has since opened as a slight favorite over his rival Velasquez.
Dana White touched on the subject after UFC on FX 3, and there will no doubt much more to come on this high-profile matchup. Many MMA fans worldwide praised dos Santos for his performance against Velasquez at last fall's inaugural UFC on Fox card, but also noted that Velasquez never had a chance to get his feet off the ground after a huge right hand to the temple rocked him. There is a good chance that Cain Velasquez will come out stronger in the rematch, this time not having to deal with the after-effects of shoulder surgery and the subsequent year-long layoff. Only time will tell, and hopefully injuries do not cause a change to the card like they have so many others recently.
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