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Khabib: ‘I really want to make Junior Dos Santos vs. Fedor’

Junior Dos Santos could have a huge fight awaiting him following his Eagle Fighting Championship debut this weekend (Fri., May 20). The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion will headline Eagle FC 47 against fellow former UFC alum, Yorgan de Castro. Earlier today (Weds., May 18, 2022), some extra incentive to pick up the victory was added to the bout by the promotion’s president, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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Former UFC Champ Junior dos Santos to Face Kubrat Pulev at Triad Combat Event

Former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos is set to make his first combat sports appearance since being released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A bout between dos Santos and Kubrat Pulev is in the works for the Triller-promoted Triad Combat early next year. TMZ Sports was first to report the matchup, which is currently being targeted for February. The Triad Combat rule set is touted as a hybrid of boxing and MMA. Fighters are allowed to throw strikes from the clinch as well as spinning backfists and hammerfists. Kicks, knees, elbows are not allowed, nor is fighting on the ground. Combatants are allowed to stand on their opponent’s foot while throwing punches, however.
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Boxing bout derailed Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez pro wrestling match at AAA Triplemania

Two former UFC heavyweight champions almost pro wrestled each other at one of the biggest wrestling shows of the year until a Triller boxing bout derailed those plans. That’s a sentence that can be written in 2021, and chances are there will be more variations on it moving forward as various combat sports and combat sports-adjacent promotions snap up ex-UFC fighters for their events.
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Midnight Mania! Junior dos Santos: Mike Tyson owes me $50k

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight straphanger Junior dos Santos is looking to recoup five lost figures from boxing legend Mike Tyson. Per the Brazilian slugger, Tyson’s influence on UFC President Dana White ended up shifting the standard post-fight bonuses around, costing “Cigano” a $50,000 bonus in the process. Way...
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Dana White responds to criticism from former UFC champ Junior dos Santos: “Move on to these other promotions and make crazy money”

Dana White has responded after former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos slammed the promotion for their lack of “professionalism”. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) was cut by the Ultimate Fighting Championship shortly following his TKO loss to Ciryl Gane at UFC 256. That setback had marked the Brazilians fourth in a row, with all four losses coming by way of technical knockout.
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Fedor Emelianenko explains why fighting Tim Johnson over Junior dos Santos was the ‘obvious choice’

Fedor Emelianenko is set for his return fight in Russia as he will headline Bellator 269 against Tim Johnson. When Bellator announced Emelianenko would be fighting at home for the final time, many thought he would face a legend. The likes of Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, and Josh Barnett all expressed interest but in the end, Emelianenko picked Johnson. According to the Russian, he says it was an obvious choice to face Johnson.
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Former UFC star Junior dos Santos set for professional wrestling debut, planning boxing match next

Junior dos Santos seems to have several options moving forward with his combat sports career following his release from the UFC earlier this year. The former UFC light heavyweight champion will make his professional wrestling match debut Friday for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). And dos Santos told ESPN on Wednesday that he is also in talks about making his debut in boxing.
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Video: Former UFC champs Andrei Arlovski and Junior dos Santos appear on AEW Dynamite

American Top Team (ATT) founder Dam Lambert returned to AEW Dynamite, bringing heavy-duty artillery in former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight titleholders Andrei Arlovski and Junior dos Santos. Lambert returned to the program on Weds., Aug. 18, 2021, in Houston, Texas. He previously appeared on AEW Dynamite with UFC champ-champ...
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Scott Coker very interested in signing Alistair Overeem or Junior dos Santos to fight Fedor Emelianenko

Scott Coker likes the idea of signing Alistair Overeem or Junior dos Santos to fight Fedor Emelianenko. After Emelinaneko beat Rampage Jackson in December of 2019, the plan was to have his farewell tour be in 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the Russian didn’t get a chance to fight, but according to Scott Coker, he says the MMA legend will fight sometime in the next couple of months,
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Morning Report: Dana White comments on release of Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem: ‘We had a great run’

Earlier this week, UFC fans were caught off guard when two legends of the sport where released from the promotion. On Wednesday, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem were let go amid continuing roster cuts by the UFC and, speaking with TMZ Sports, UFC President Dana White explained the decision for the company to part ways with two of its most recognizable names.
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UFC cuts loose former champ Junior Dos Santos; heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem

Two pioneering heavyweights are no longer on the UFC roster. The promotion recently parted ways with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and longtime contender Alistair Overeem. Sources confirmed the releases after the UFC removed them from its heavyweight rankings and MMA Junkie initially reported their departures. Dos Santos...
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Sources: UFC releases heavyweights Junior Dos Santos, Alistair Overeem

The UFC has released two of its most popular heavyweight fighters. Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos were recently informed by the promotion that they were being released, sources confirmed with ESPN on Wednesday night. Dos Santos posted about his release on his Instagram account earlier Wednesday, while MMA Junkie...
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UFC releases former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos

Junior Dos Santos has competed in the UFC for the final time after the promotion released the former heavyweight champion earlier this week. The 37-year-old confirmed in a post on Instagram his impressive run in the UFC has come to an end. “Thanks @ufc for a great 12 years!” Dos...
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UFC releases former champion Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem

Months after Dana White said the organization would likely be cutting more fighters, the UFC has released both former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and former title challenger Alistair Overeem. ESPN's Ariel Helwani reported that dos Santos had five fights left on his contract while Overeem had two. Helwani reported...
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