UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will put his title on the line for the first time ever when he takes on number one contender Junior dos Santos at the upcoming UFC on FOX event, which is scheduled to kick off the promotion's network television debut on Nov. 12, 2011.
I believe this is referred to as "putting your best foot forward."
The one-hour telecast, emanating live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, will feature the five-round title fight -- and nothing else -- which could leave the UFC with plenty of leftover air time if someone goes to sleep in the opening frame.
Velasquez has not competed since clobbering Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 in Oct. 2010 to usurp the throne. He's been on the mend ever since, recovering from a serious shoulder injury, which required even more serious surgery to repair.
Dos Santos, meanwhile, has been cracking skulls (literally) and taking names since his Octagon debut back in 2008. He's rattled off seven consecutive wins since that time, finishing five of those fine folks before the final bell.
"Cigano" most recently blasted past Shane Carwin via unanimous decision at UFC 131 to punch his title ticket. He emphatically put his stamp on his status as the second best heavyweight in the division with yet another convincing win over the best the division has to offer.
Tickets for UFC on FOX, which came on the heels of the promotion's $100-million dollar broadcast deal with the cable television network, will go on sale on Sept. 16.
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