Dana White announced at Friday’s UFC on FX 3 post-event press conference that UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will defend his title against Cain Velasquez likely at UFC 152 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 22nd, 2012. The event takes place at Air Canada Centre. Earlier Friday night, White also revealed Rory MacDonald vs. BJ Penn will likely take place at UFC 152.
Dos Santos recently dropped Frank Mir in the main event of UFC 146 after defending an early takedown and then outboxing Mir before scoring a second-round TKO win en route to his first successful title defense. The win served as Dos Santos’ 10th straight, and he remains undefeated in the UFC.
Velasquez also competed at UFC 146, earning his first win since losing the belt to Dos Santos at this past November’s UFC on FOX 1 event. Facing Strikeforce fighter, Antonio Silva, Velasquez took the fight to the floor early on and pounding away from top opened a gash on Silva’s head that bled profusely and left “Bigfoot” struggling to see. Velasquez was unrelenting with his ground-and-pound attack and earned a stoppage win to rebound from the first loss of his career.