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edlavis88 06-24-2012 07:13 PM

Dos Santos vs Velasquez II title fight now unlikely for UFC 152 in Toronto
 
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UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (15-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) still will rematch ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez (10-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in his next bout.

It just may no longer be at UFC 152 in Toronto.

Following Saturday's UFC 147 event, UFC president Dana White suggested the Sept. 22 fight date may no longer work for the heavily anticipated rematch.

"The fight will happen, but probably not in Toronto," he told FUEL TV.

UFC 152 is slated for Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Dos Santos and Velasquez were expected to headline the pay-per-view main card, which also is expected to feature welterweights B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) vs. Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC).

White first mentioned UFC 152 as a possibility for the fight earlier this month, though he maintained it was just a tentative plan.

White didn't specify a reason for the delay, though Velasquez's camp recently shot down reports of a possible broken hand for the fighter. As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported this past week, the UFC is planning an Oct. 13 event (likely UFC 153) in Dos Santos' home country of Brazil. It's possible the title fight could end up on that card, which is expected to take place at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Dos Santos and Velasquez first fought in November in the headliner of UFC on FOX 1. Dos Santos needed just 64 seconds to knock out and dethrone then-champ Velasquez in the UFC's first network-televised event.

Since then, both fought in May at UFC 146. Dos Santos made a successful title defense with a second-round TKO of Frank Mir. In the co-headliner, Velasquez scored a first-round TKO victory over Antonio Silva. After the show, White said the rematch would be next for both fighters.
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Sorry Canucks, looks like you're losing this beaut.

Gotta get this fight on soon so they can do winner Vs Overeem at the years end.

khoveraki 06-24-2012 07:20 PM

Ugh too far away, if JDS cant get three fights in this year it'll be such a waste.


Oh look, lets delay a champion in his prime so he can wait to fight a guy he KO'd in a minute 1 fight ago.

John8204 06-24-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by khoveraki (Post 1596379)
Ugh too far away, if JDS cant get three fights in this year it'll be such a waste.


Oh look, lets delay a champion in his prime so he can wait to fight a guy he KO'd in a minute 1 fight ago.

I think it has more to do with, give Cain Velasquez his shot at JDS now because after he loses brutally again he can focus on his diet and drop to 205.

Next year it looks like he'll get to fight Overeem, Werdum, Cormier or Konrad three times.

MikeHawk 06-24-2012 07:49 PM

Cain is going to turn into the Fitch of the LHW division after JDS murders him again.

John8204 06-24-2012 07:53 PM

Except he'll get two shots at the title.

LL 06-24-2012 08:02 PM

Probably going to happen in Brazil in October since they're planning a show in Rio on the 13th, that'd be a nice birthday present getting to watch Junior defend the belt at home.

Don't really know what could headline the Toronto show, BJ/Rory maybe but BJ's stock has dropped so far and Rory is still unknown to casuals.

The flyweights could maybe headline it since Mighty Mouse doesn't need hernia surgery but for some reason the majority of MMA fans refuse to get behind lighter weights.

Buakaw_GSP 06-24-2012 08:13 PM

Sucks that JDS vs Cain isint happening in Toronto because it depends on JDS who likely would rather just wait it out and fight in Rio.

Might push up Jones vs Henderson for Toronto. To Dana White, Rio and Toronto/Montreal are two markets where the UFC doesent want to go into without Title Fights. Or like someone said, the Flyweight Championship between Mighty Mouse and Joe Benavidez.


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