Junior dos Santos looking to knock out Brock Lesnar at UFC 131

Junior dos Santos is confident of his chances for victory at UFC 131.

By: Nick Thomas | 12 years ago
Junior dos Santos looking to knock out Brock Lesnar at UFC 131
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UFC heavyweight contender Junior dos Santos missed out on a promised title shot when champ Cain Velasquez underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff after UFC 121. Junior Dos Santos’ consolation prize is a season coaching The Ultimate Fighter opposite Brock Lesnar. The two will then pair off at UFC 131 in a fight to determine who will be the first to challenge the returning Velasquez. Dos Santos spoke to Sherdog.com:

“I’m very excited to fight against Brock Lesnar. I want to fight for the title but (Cain) Velasquez got hurt and he can’t fight now so I came to coach here on TUF. I’m happy for this and the fight against Brock Lesnar is going to prove I’m the number one contender for the title shot. I will try my best and use my boxing (skills). I’m looking for one more knockout.”

Jun 11th, live on Pay-per-view from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

Junior “Cigano” dos Santos (12-1) -135 [Num.3]
Win Roy Nelson – Decision (Unanimous) UFC 117
Win Gabriel Gonzaga – TKO (Punches) UFC Versus 1
Win Gilbert Yvel – TKO (Punches) UFC 108

Brock Lesnar (5-2) +105 [Num.4]
Loss Cain Velasquez – TKO (Punches) UFC 121
Win Shane Carwin – Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) UFC 116
Win Frank Mir – TKO (Punches) UFC 100

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