The UFC’s fall trip to Toronto just got a lot heavier.
UFC President Dana White on Friday revealed the promotion’s plan to
host a heavyweight championship rematch between Junior dos
Santos and Cain
Velasquez at UFC 152.
The announcement came after the
UFC on FX 3 post-fight press conference in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., according to a press release from UFC broadcast partner Fuel
White also said that the promotion is targeting a welterweight
pairing featuring B.J. Penn and
MacDonald at the same event, which is expected to take place
Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre.
Dos Santos, 27, wrested the title from Velasquez last November with
a 64-second smashing of the American Kickboxing Academy standout.
Most recently, “Cigano” defended his title against Frank Mir two
weeks ago at UFC 146, stopping the ex-champion via second-round
Velasquez also returned to the cage at UFC 146 and brutally stopped
onetime Strikeforce talent Antonio
Silva in the opening round. The 29-year-old initially captured
the UFC title in 2010, when he knocked out Brock
Lesnar at UFC 121. Velasquez’s defeat to dos Santos remains his
only career defeat.