UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is the latest Nike-sponsored athlete.
UFC Brasil recently inked the Brazilian fighter and UFC 155 pay-per-view headliner to an endorsement deal, SporTV.com confirmed with the global-sports giant.
Terms of the Nike deal, which is the third for a current UFC fighter, were not disclosed.
read news >>
UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is the new star of Nike’s Brazilian team. read news >>
UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has become the latest fighter to sign a sponsorship agreement with Nike, joining Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. read news >>
Stipe Miocic still wants to fight Junior dos Santos, and that feeling is mutual.
Former UFC champion "Cigano" hasn’t fought since his third bout with heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez in October, and the knockout artist told MMAFighting.com he’s hoping to face Miocic in his return to the Octagon later this year.
"I saw this October card in Rio as a possibility," dos Santos said of the UFC 179 card scheduled for Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, "but my coaches think it’s too soon to be back because I’ read news >>
Former Strikeforce and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem still wants a piece of former UFC heavyweight titleholder Junior dos Santos, even though his next opponent is already booked. The Reem briefly mentioned his desire to square off with the Brazilian power puncher when he appeared on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, per Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting. "I'm focused and I want to really fight," Overeem said. "I'm very optimistic [a bout with dos Santos] is going to come and I want it to come. I could see read news >>
- 2 months ago
- 391 views
Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is coming off a disappointing loss to Travis Browne at UFC 168 in December, but he wants to get right back into title contention by squaring off with fellow ex-titleholder Junior dos Santos.
Barnett's manager, Leland LaBarre, spoke about the possible high-profile heavyweight showdown on the June 18 edition of UFC Tonight, per FOX Sports. Dos Santos, who lost a rubber match to champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 in October, was set to return to the Octagon read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 669 views
The injury bug strikes again.
Former UFC champion Junior dos Santos is out of a heavyweight clash with Stipe Miocic at the main event of TUF: Brazil 3 Finale card on May 31 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a hand injury. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com, following an initial report from Combate.
Grace Tourinho, the UFC’s CEO in Brazil, told Combate that the promotion is looking for a new main event or a replacement to dos Santos.
TUF: Brazil 3 Finale was initially e read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 43 views
Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos might be training with famed Brazilian MMA team Nova Uniao, but he’s still loyal to the team of his longtime mentor, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Junior dos Santos, (...) read news >>
- 4 months ago
- 45 views
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira became the UFC interim heavyweight champion in 2008 with a submission victory over Tim Sylvia. That was the 37th fight of "Minotauro’s" professional career. Ten months later, the Brazilian was finished for the first time in MMA against Frank Mir, and hasn’t won back-to-back fights since.
After the first knockout loss of his career, "Minotauro" entered the Octagon seven times and suffered four stoppage losses, including two submissions. UFC president Dana White doesn’t wa read news >>
- 9 months ago
- 125 views
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez tightened his grasp on the belt on Saturday night, finishing Junior dos Santos in the fifth round of their UFC 166 main event. read news >>
- 10 months ago
- 391 views
Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos believes he's the top heavyweight in the world and plans to prove it by beating Cain Velasquez for a second time at UFC 166 on Oct. 19. read news >>