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Junior dos Santos vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Likely for UFC 108 in January (updated)

Junior dos SantosHeavyweights Junior dos Santos and Gabriel Gonzaga are likely to fight at UFC 108 on January 2 in Las Vegas, according to reports published Monday, which confirmed rumors that first surfaced over the weekend.

Dos Santos (9-1) opened his UFC career with back-to-back first-round knockouts of Fabricio Werdum and Stefan Struve, before forcing Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic to submit to punches in the third-round of their September bout.

Gonzaga (11-4), previously rumored to be fighting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 107, bounced back from a March  loss to Shane Carwin with a first-round knockout of newcomer Chris Tuchscherer in August to improve to 3-1 in his last four fights.

UFC 108, which will air live on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, is expected to feature middleweight champ Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort and Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva.

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