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Cain Velasquez On Facing Junior Dos Santos: ‘Looking For An Exciting Fight’

Cain Velasquez On Facing Junior Dos Santos: ‘Looking For An Exciting Fight’

With an even 1-1 record against each other, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will be able to settle the question of who is best in October when they collide at UFC 166.

Dos Santos, the former champion, best Velasquez in the first meeting. The ex-Arizona State wrestler rebounded with a devastating victory to close out 2012 in the second encounter.

“I’m happy with the way the fight turned out with me and Junior, the second one. So the third one, hopefully we can do the same thing,” said Velasquez, in an interview with SportsNet. “I feel like it’s a hard fight and it will be fought everywhere — on the ground, on the feet. I’m just looking for an exciting fight.”

Winning back the title was very important for Velasquez; now, the task goes to defending it and keeping it around his waist. Velasquez previously defeated Antonio Silva in his first title defense.

“There’s a lot at stake,” Velasquez said. “There’s something I want to keep and something he wants to come in and take away from me. That’s all the motivation I need.”

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