UFC president Dana White confirmed that the bout is in the works in a post-fight media scrum with reporters after the UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II post-fight press conference in Denver, Colorado.
While bout agreements have yet to be signed, it is very likely the rematch between two elite heavyweights serve as the main event.
Dos Santos (15-1) has stopped seven of his nine UFC opponents inside the distance, one of them being Velasquez, who the Brazilian knocked out in just 64-seconds at UFC on FOX 1 less than one year ago. Dos Santos successfully defended his championship for the first time with a second round knockout of Frank Mir at UFC 146 and will attempt to add Velasquez’s name to his impressive resume for a second time.
Velasquez (10-1) was last seen in the octagon just prior to dos Santos’ title defense against Mir when he beat down Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event at UFC 146. The fight was an absolutely bloodbath and although he lost the belt to dos Santos just two fights ago, Velasquez’s performance against Silva was enough to earn the American Kickboxing Academy product a shot at redemption.
It is unknown at this time what the title of the event will be, but it will likely be UFC 155, UFC 156 or UFC 157 depending on how many more events the organization holds this year.
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