Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos at UFC 138 in San Jose, CA on Nov. 19th

The UFC heavyweight championship title bout between current champ, Cain Velasquez and number one contender, Junior dos Santos is in the works for UFC 138 in San Jose, California on November 19th, 2011. The news was revealed to the Los Angeles Times by UFC co-owner, Lorenzo Fertitta, adding they would be heading to Strikeforce’s home base, the HP Pavillion.

Velasquez successfully captured the title when he defeated then champion, Brock Lesnar in the first round last October. Prior to that he’d strung together wins dominating, landing 251 strikes and defeating Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision, Ben Rothwell via TKO at 0:58 of round 2, and former Pride Heavyweight Champion and former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, becoming the first man in the sport to finish “Big Nog” via knockout at 2:20 of round one.

Dos Santos successfully negotiated his way past former interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin earlier this month to keep and secure his shot at the title. Since entering the UFC he also defeated top contender Fabricio Werdum via knock-out in the first round, Stefan Struve in the first round by TKO, Mirko Filipovic via a knee from the clinch & a right uppercut leaving Cro Cop unable to see causing him to verbally submit from the fight, Gilbert Yvel via TKO also in the first round, and Roy Nelson via unanimous decision.

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