Reigning champion Stipe Miocic is set to defend his heavyweight title against former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. This fight will be a rematch, these two fought once before on the UFC on Fox: dos Santos VS Miocic card. Junior came away with the win in the first one, winning a 5 round unanimous decision.
Since then Stipe has been storming through the heavyweight division. Winning 4 in a row by knockout, and winning the heavyweight title in a fight against Fabricio Werdum. Stipe knocked out Werdum in the first round and then went on to defend his title against Alistair Overeem, again winning by first round knock out.
Since defeating Stipe, Junior is 1-1. Losing by knock out against Alistair Overeem and then going on to win a 5 round decision over top heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell. The first fight between Stipe and JDS was a great fight and we can expect nothing less in the rematch. This fight will be the UFC 211 main event, on May 13th at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Junior dos Santos was recently scheduled to take on Stefan Struve, but Struve had to pull out with an injury. This worked out perfect for Junior, putting him next in line for a title shot. In recent news, Stipe Miocic had stated that he wasn’t happy with his current UFC contract. This came out when Stipe learned that Alistair Overeem made more money than he did in their fight back on the UFC 203 card, in Stipe’s hometown of Cleveland Ohio.