Since UFC 181 was just last weekend, and because it featured not one, but two title fights, this Saturday’s bout between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic has kind of been swept under the coverage rug.
Of course, this doesn’t change the fact that it’s a ridiculously important fight for both men. Miocic is looking to lock up a title shot, and if he can take out the former champ, he could do just that.
Dos Santos, meanwhile, has yet to fight since he was stopped by heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez last October, and needs a win to stay within striking distance of the title.
If that doesn’t make the fight compelling enough, let’s not forget that it features two of the division’s best strikers, and has all the makings of an outstanding war.
In advance of the bout, which will headline UFC on FOX 13, the promotion has posted this pre-fight interview below, with JDS. If you’re excited about this bout, or are a JDS fans, it’s worth a watch.
The December 13th card will go down at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and will also feature a pivotal lightweight fight between Nate Diaz and Rafael dos Anjos.