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Junior dos Santos Wants A Shot At Stipe Miocic For Heavyweight Title

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Junior dos Santos wants another shot at Stipe Miocic but this time for the UFC heavyweight championship. dos Santos is the last man to defeat Miocic, which happened at UFC on Fox 13 on December 13, 2014. It’s the last time Miocic was beaten.

“The fight that makes the most sense now is a Miocic rematch,” dos Santos told Combate. “I was the last one to beat him, so nothing’s fairer than that. Besides, I defeated a guy who was very qualified in my last outing, Ben Rothwell.

“Everyone was saying he could get a title shot if he got past me. I fit perfectly in a title shot right now. It makes total sense.”

We don’t know what is next for the heavyweight division other than Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will face one another in a rematch at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016. Miocic (16-2) was successful in his first title defense at UFC 203 against Alistair Overeem in September.

dos Santos (22-4) last fought in April, when he defeated Ben Rothwell by unanimous decision.

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