There's an anticipation for tonight's (Oct. 19, 2013) main event between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos at UFC 166. The two titans will meet for a third time for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title, the belt currently held by Velasquez.
Without question, Velasquez and Dos Santos represent the best of the heavyweight division, a weight class often viewed as both shallow and lacking in athleticism. Too often have the heavyweight matchups on a fight card been disappointing and lackluster.
However, UFC President Dana White recognizes that not only is this bout for UFC gold, it's also likely to decide who is the best heavyweight fighter in UFC history.
I think these two are the two best heavyweights in the world, they're in their prime and yeah (I think the winner is the best heavyweight in UFC history). This is a great fight. I've been really excited about this fight.
I honestly have no idea what can happen in this fight. In the second fight, I didn't think Cain Velasquez could hurt him on his feet, and he did.
You have the argument that Junior was going through a lot of personal problems in the last fight and that absolutely makes a difference. To say that doesn't make a difference is crazy.
White of course is referring to Dos Santos' marriage of 10 years coming to an end in the lead up to the second bout with Velasquez. While it excuses his performance a little bit, there's no way to discount Velasquez' absolutely flawless execution of his gameplan.
And White is right about this being for the best heavyweight in UFC history. These two will likely meet again, so it's best to just sit back and enjoy the fights. There will be plenty of time time to look back and discuss where these men stack up. Right now, let's appreciate what we've got.