UFC president Dana White confirmed at the evening’s post-event press conference that heavyweight champ Dos Santos will likely next face the man that he beat for the belt, Velasquez.
“I think it’s a good idea,” White told MMAjunkie.com. “I like it.”
A date and location for the event have yet to be determined.
UFC 146 took place Saturday night at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dos Santos downed Frank Mir in the main event, defending an early takedown and then outboxing Mir before scoring a second-round TKO en route to the first successful defense of his title.
The victory served as Dos Santos’ 10th-straight win overall, and he remains undefeated in the UFC octagon.
Meanwhile, Velasquez earned his first win since surrendering the belt to Dos Santos at this past November’s UFC on FOX 1 event.
Facing Strikeforce import Antonio Silva, Velasquez was in vintage form, taking the fight to the floor in the early going and pounding away from top position. A short Velasquez elbow opened a gash on Silva’s head that bled profusely and left “Bigfoot” struggling to see. Velasquez was unrelenting with his ground-and-pound and earned a stoppage with his brutal assault at the 3:36 mark of the round.
With the win, Velasquez rebounded from the first professional loss of his career.
(Pictured: Junior Dos Santos)
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