Junior dos Santos to Face Velasquez for Title

The defending Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos almost begged Dana White, the president of the UFC for a couple of weeks to make his next title defense against the Dutchman Alistair Overeem. However, the Brazilian will, instead, take on the former UFC Heavyweight Championship holder Cain Velasquez in a title bout on the 29th of December. And White has confirmed that the match will take place and the contract will be signed shortly, after the proceedings of UFC 150 ended.

The Brazilian defeated Cain Velasquez back in November last year within just 64 seconds to earn his first UFC Heavyweight Championship reign and during his first defense of the title, he easily disposed of Frank Mir, another former UFC Heavyweight champion with ease on his way to a second round Total Knockout victory at UFC 146.

Junior dos Santos was, however, scheduled to defend his title at UFC 146 against The Demolition Man, but Overeem failed a dope test ahead of the fight and he was sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which meant that Mir had to stand in for him.

The Dutchman, has, since then been running his mouth about how afraid the Brazilian was of facing him, employing the tactic used to perfection by former UFC Middleweight Championship contender Chael Sonnen to earn his fight against Anderson Silva. However, Overeem is not expected to be granted a license before the end of the year and dos Santos was eager to wait for him, so that he could teach the ‘punk’ some lesson.

But that is now unlikely as Dana White announced the UFC Heavyweight Championship match between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez for the 29th of December. The Brazilian will now have to wait for Overeem if he wins the match to be granted a license before he can fight him.