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Junior Dos Santos Knows Prep Is Key For Facing Cain Velasquez

Junior Dos Santos Knows Prep Is Key For Facing Cain Velasquez

Junior dos Santos felt the wrath of Cain Velasquez for five rounds in their most recent fight, as the UFC heavyweight champion battered him and claimed the belt.

That fight, though, gave “Cigano” an idea of what he needs to do to prepare for a third meeting, which takes place this Saturday at UFC 166.

“I have to give my best all the time in training, especially in the case of fighting Cain Velasquez,” said dos Santos, during a recent press conference. “I know how hard he fights, pushes the fight. I have to do a very good job at the gym to get there.”

Dos Santos finished Mark Hunt earlier this year to secure a rematch with Velasquez. He knocked him out in the first meeting between the two.

“For me, it’s an honor to be competing at such a high level with Cain Velasquez,” he said. “He is the champion right now and the guy I have to beat in this division.”

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Fight Cards

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2

Event Date: May 13, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 179: MacDonald vs. Daley

Event Date: May 19, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira

Event Date: May 28, 2017
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway

Event Date: June 3, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 110: Lewis vs. Hunt

Event Date: June 11, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia

Event Date: June 17, 2017
Broadcast: TBD