Junior dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez UFC 155The UFC is headed back to Houston in October for an event that will likely be headlined by a rubber match between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.

UFC president Dana White relayed the return to Houston and likely headliner at Thursday’s UFC 161 media scrum in Winnipeg.

The return to Houston, at least for the time being, rules out longstanding rumors of an event at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.

White shot down any talk of Cowboys Stadium, adding that the Houston event would be in an arena. The UFC has made two trips to Houston in the past, both of which took place at the Toyota Center.

The October event would likely be dubbed UFC 166 and return to the Toyota Center.

Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 came to fruition after each man won his respective fight at UFC 160 in May.

Velasquez successfully defended his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, which was his second victory over the big Brazilian. In the night’s co-main event, dos Santos knocked out Mark Hunt to earn a return shot at regaining the belt he once held.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Pat Healy stripped of belt ahead of tonight's Titan FC 35 headliner

  • 18 days ago

Pat Healy will still headline tonight’s Titan FC 35 event, but he won’t do so as the organization’s reigning lightweight titleholder.Filed under: News read news >>

Can Linton Vassell’s Turnaround Turn into Bellator Gold?

  • 21 days ago

Finally getting his training dialed in, could Linton Vassell be headed towards the Bellator light heavyweight championship? read news >>

UFC announces return to London on Feb. 27

  • 21 days ago

The UFC is headed back to London for a Fight Night card on Feb. 27 at the O2 Arena.The last time the UFC was in London was at UFC Fight Night 37 on March 8, 2014. Alexander Gustafsson defeated Jimi M read news >>

Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos rematch to headline ONE Championship card in November

  • 21 days ago

One of the most anticipated matchups in ONE Championship history is coming in two months. Ben Askren will defend his welterweight title against Luis Santos in a main event rematch at ONE: Pride of Li read news >>

Headline Hunting: Confusing decisions and mixed messages abound with Nick Diaz

  • 21 days ago

This week’s edition of “Headline Hunting” is all about Nick Diaz, and MMAjunkie contributor “Showdown” Joe Ferraro and lead staff reporter John Morgan take a closer look at the Nevada State Athletic read news >>

Rousimar Palhares and Caio Magalhaes NSAC hearings postponed until October 2015

  • 22 days ago

Rousimar Palhares and Caio Magalhaes will continue to ride the pine as their disciplinary hearings -- which were set to go down earlier today (Mon., Sept. 14, 2015) in front of Nevada State Athletic read news >>

Video: UFC 192 promo released for 'Cormier Vs. Gustafsson' event on October 3

  • 23 days ago

We're a few weeks away from UFC 192, which will feature a Light Heavyweight title fight between division king Daniel Cormier taking on the much larger Alexander Gustafsson, inside The Toyota Center o read news >>

'The Doctor' is back! Giorgio Petrosyan to headline GLORY 25 in Monza, Italy, on Nov. 6

  • 25 days ago

"The Doctor" is making his long-awaited return to GLORY. Giorgio Petrosyan (78-2-1) will headline GLORY 25 in Manza, Italy, on Nov. 6, 2015, inside The Palalper against an opponent to be named, accor read news >>

Michal Materla vs Mamed Khalidov title fight headlines KSW 33

  • 26 days ago

Middleweight champion Michal Materla and superstar Mamed Khalidov headline KSW 33 in Krakow. One of the most anticipated middleweight fights outside of the UFC has finally been scheduled for November read news >>

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz title fight to headline FOX Sports 1 card in January

  • 27 days ago

For the first time, a title will be defended on FOX Sports 1. T.J. Dillashaw will defend his bantamweight belt against former champion Dominick Cruz in the main event of UFC Fight Night 81 on Jan. 17 read news >>