Sorry, Canada. We’ve got some bad news for you. Just 15 days after announcing Junior dos Santos (Pictured) vs. Cain Velasquez II would likely headline UFC 152, company president Dana White pumped the breaks on the heavyweight championship rematch on Saturday night.
Yes, [dos Santos vs. Velasquez II] will happen. I don’t know when and I don’t know where,” White stated during the FUEL TV post-fight show. “It’s going to depend on Junior, we’ll see what happens.
“It’s probably not going to happen [at UFC 152]. The fight will happen, they’re probably not going to fight in Toronto, though.”
White didn’t elaborate on what would cause dos Santos to postpone the sequel.
Dos Santos is a month removed from making his first successful title defense. “Cigano” easily disposed of former two-time champ Frank Mir at UFC 146.
Prior to the 2ndRound TKO victory, dos Santos put Velasquez to sleep in just 64 seconds to capture the crown in November. The 27-year-old owns a 15-1 professional record and is perfect through his last 10 scraps.
Velasquez was also victorious in the same Memorial Day weekend card. He utterly destroyed Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the opening round of their one-sided shootout to earn his shot at redemption.
The only blemish on Velasquez’s 11-fight resume came at the hands, or should I say right hand, of 2Santos.
Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosts the September 22nd show. A welterweight scrap between BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald is the only scrap currently confirmed for UFC 152.