Junior dos Santos defends title on December 29th against Cain Velasquez

After the UFC 150 post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White talked to the media about everything going on with his company and the subject of Junior dos Santos came up.


UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently told ESPN.com that Dos Santos would be defending his title on the December 29th pay-per-view, but did not say who is opponent would be.

When asked about this subject, White said that Dos Santos will defend this title against former champion Cain Velasquez.

Dos Santos recently told the UFC President that he wanted to face Alistair Overeem. However, Overeem does not currently have a fighters license because of a out of competition drug test from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He is not able to re-apply for a fighters license until December 27th and the UFC has said they will not promote a fight with Overeem until his issues with the commission are resolved.

The December 29th card is expected to take place in Las Vegas and the main card will air on pay-per-view.

The fight between Dos Santos and Velasquez will be a rematch of their title fight last year at the first UFC on FOX card. Velasquez entered as the champion and Dos Santos finished the fight in 64 seconds with a knockout.

Both fighters admitted after the fight that they were not in the best condition because of injuries. Velasquez was coming off shoulder surgery and Dos Santos injured his knee prior to the fight.