Pic: Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos 3 staredown to promote UFC 166 in Texas

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Third verse, same as the first ... or second?

Take three!

We're still about three months away from UFC 166, which takes place Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 19, 2013, but that won't stop the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) marketing machine from oiling up its mixed martial arts (MMA) rig.

That's because the main event, Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos, is a Heavyweight trilogy match between the reigning champion and the man who he defeated to reclaim his world title. Indeed, Velasquez beat dos Santos from pillar to post at UFC 155 in Dec. 2012 to win back what "Cigano" took from him at UFC on Fox 1 in Nov. 2011 with a first round knockout.

It's now even, meaning that a decisive match -- their third in three years -- is required to settle the score once and for all.

Since their year-end rematch, Velasquez scored a technical knockout over Antonio Silva at UFC 160 back in May, while dos Santos stopped Mark Hunt with a ridiculous spinning kick earlier on the same pay-per-view (PPV) card.

Both big men kicked off the "UFC World Tour 2013" earlier today in the California Bay Area and will be on the scene when the rolling promotional tour hits Los Angeles, Calif., New York, N.Y., and Houston, Texas, throughout the rest of the week.

So how do Velasquez and dos Santos stack up this time around? Check out their other staredown moments at UFC on FOX 1 and UFC 155 here and here. And for more on UFC 166: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3" be sure to check out our comprehensive event archive right here.

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