Whether or not JDS wins the belt from Cain Velasquez next month, he and Fabricio Werdum need to cross paths again at some point in 2014. Junior dos Santos made his UFC debut against Werdum who had no idea what was coming his way. “Cigano” blasted his fellow Brazilian right off the bat and brought home the win in under 90 seconds. Werdum has been itching for another shot ever since and should get one after winning six of his last seven fights including success against Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Roy Nelson.
There are some major rematches coming up inside the Octagon over the remaining months in 2013 including Cain Velasquez-Junior dos Santos, Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate, and Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman. Last week also saw news surface stating B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar would be facing off for a third time, albeit at 145 pounds rather than lightweight like their previous pairings. Rematches are big business in MMA, and though some cases involve tilts that aren’t really necessary, there are plenty of possibilities out there worth considering when it comes to past opponents facing off again. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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