Junior dos Santos’ rematch with Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title will not go down at UFC 152, according to UFC president Dana White. During the post-fight show on FUEL TV over the weekend, White confirmed the fight would not happen at the planned Toronto event.
“Yes, that fight will happen. I don’t know when and I don’t know where,” White said. “That is going to depend on Junior.”
“Cigano” claimed the title from Velasquez late in 2011, knocking the former Arizona State University wrestling standout down and out in the opening round. Dos Santos defended his belt once since, downing Frank Mir.
Velasquez likely secured his No. 1 contender status by defeating Antonio Silva earlier this year. The loss to JDS was the first of the career for Velasquez.