After October 19th, Houston, Texas, will never be the same. Cain Velasquez looks to retain his UFC heavy weight championship against a man he knows all too well, Junior Dos Santos. This fight will be the 3rd time in 3 years and each time theyhave met, it has been for the title.
Velasquez first challenged Dos Santos at UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos, on November 12, 2011, where he suffered a first round KO (Punches) loss at the 1:04 mark. The two UFC power house competitors met again at UFC 155 on December 29, 2012, where Velasquez put on one of the most dominating performances in the UFC heavy weight division to date and took a unanimous decision to capture the UFC heavy weight belt for the second time. Almost a year later, these two are set to square off inside the Octagon for a 3rdtime at UFC 166 on October 19, 2013.
If the main event wasn’t enough, the UFC has stacked this card from top to bottom.The co-main event is headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson. Nelson and Cormier have done their fair share of talking to get this fight, Cormier even went as far as making a fake contract on twitter which Nelson signed.Fast forward a little and these two are set to fight as the co-main event at UFC 166. This fight has a huge buzz surrounding it as this may be Cormier’s last fight in the UFC heavy weight division.
There are 13 bouts on this UFC event; however, beyond the co-main event there is no confirmed order for the rest of the card. Let’s have a look at the rest of the card in no particular order.
Former lightweight Strike Force champion Gilbert Melendez vs. former #1 UFC lightweight contender Diego Sanchez.
Former #1 UFC heavy weight contender Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
Former middleweight Strike Force champion Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch
Former welterweight Strike Force champion Nate Marquardt vs. former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard
Former #1 UFC flyweight contender John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague
Long time UFC veteran George Sotiropoulos vs. Former EliteXC lightweight champion and former Strikeforce #1 welterweight and lightweight contender KJ Noons
Anthony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
T.J. Waldburger vs. AdlanAmagov
Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop
EstevanPayan vs. Charles Oliveira
Matt Grice vs. Jeremy Larsen
Tune into arguably the most stacked UFC PPV this year. UFC 166 is sure to be spectacular hosting multiple former champions and former #1 contenders. This will be the event you do not want to miss. Watch live October 19, 2013, at UFC 166 only on PPV.
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