Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic will headline the UFC 211 pay-per-view (PPV) event against the last man to beat him, former 265-pound titleholder Junior dos Santos.
Their five-round headliner is scheduled for this Saturday night (May 13, 2017) inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Miocic (16-2) dropped a razor-thin unanimous decision to Dos Santos at UFC on FOX 13 in late 2014. Undeterred, the Clevelander bounced back to capture four straight, including a knockout win over Fabricio Werdum to usurp the throne.
Dos Santos (18-4), ranked No. 4, has struggled to remain active since their first go-round thanks to recurring injuries. “Cigano” was finished by Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX 17, but recovered by outpointing Ben Rothwell in April 2016.
Check out their “Countdown” video preview above, which also takes a closer look at the five-round championship co-main event pitting strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk against top 115-pound contender Jessica Andrade.
To see the finalized UFC 211 fight card and line up click here.