UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez avenged his 2011 loss to Junior dos Santos last December thanks to a Unanimous Decision drumming and, according to UFC President Dana White, he’ll have an opportunity to edge ahead of the Brazilian brawler this October when the two tussle in Texas. Though no details were given in terms of date/venue, White confirmed the company was targeting Houston for the title-fight during open workouts for UFC 161.
It is believed the bout will serve as the headliner for UFC 166.
Velasquez is 12-1 in his career including three wins since dropping the belt to Dos Santos. Ten of his wins have come via TKO including a recent knockout of Antonio Silva. The heavy-handed wrestler also owns past wins over Cheick Kongo, Brock Lesnar, and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
The 16-2 “Cigano” is also coming off a strike-based stoppage, blasting Mark Hunt into unconsciousness last month at UFC 160. Other opponents having fallen to Dos Santos’ stand-up include Frank Mir, Gabriel Gonzaga, and Fabricio Werdum.