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UFC On FOX 13: Three Things To Look For

ufc on fox 13

Heavyweights will take center stage – or Octagon – this Saturday night at UFC on FOX 13, as former champion Junior dos Santos meets Stipe Miocic.

The card, which airs on FOX and FOX Sports 1 from Phoenix, also boasts the return of former title-contender Nate Diaz to action. Diaz faces Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event.

Here’s a look at three things to watch for this weekend. And as always, FightLine will have complete coverage of all the action.

Can Stipe Miocic clear that final hurdle to a title shot?

Despite coming off the sidelines after an injury, most believe Junior dos Santos will still find a way to take out rising star Stipe Miocic.

However, Miocic isn’t just some run-of-the-mill fighter, he’s turned himself into a formidable contender with wins over Fabio Maldonado, Gabriel Gonzaga and Roy Nelson since his first – and only to date – loss to Stefan Struve in 2012.

If Miocic gets his hand raised, he vaults right to the top in a division dominated by Cain Velasquez and dos Santos for the past few years.

For dos Santos, a convincing win over the highly-ranked Miocic should position him right back in the thick of things, with Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum to unify the belts in 2015.

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