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Junior Dos Santos-Stipe Miocic Official For UFC On FOX 13

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Stipe Miocic will get his shot at taking down former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos after all.

Officials confirmed previous reports that the two will comprise the main event for December’s UFC on FOX 13 card. The event takes place inside the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on December 13.

Dos Santos (16-3) will have gone over a year without a fight due to a hand injury suffered in training just weeks before a planned May battle with Miocic. “Cigano” last fought in November, losing to Cain Velasquez in a rematch for the heavyweight title.

Both UFC losses for dos Santos have come at the hands of Velasquez, as he has won his other 10.

Miocic (12-1) stayed on that May card and defeated Fabio Maldonado via first round knockout. He is 6-1 in his Octagon career, losing only to Stefan Struve.

The card currently features two other heavyweight bouts, as Alistair Overeem faces Struve and Gabriel Gonzaga meets Matt Mitrione. The current lineup can be found below:

Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Alistair Overeem

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. Drew Dober

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman

Lightweight: Joe Ellenberger vs. Bryan Barberena

Heavyweight: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Matt Mitrione