UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (pictured) has been issued his next title defense, and it will come against a familiar foe. Miocic will put his belt on the line against former champ Junior dos Santos at UFC 211.
Combate in Brazil first reported the scrap Monday, which has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. The UFC, however, has yet to officially announce the tango.
The May 13 event is slated to take place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Miocic has rattled off four straight wins en route to capturing the gold since dropping a highly controversial decision to dos Santos in December 2014. The fireman knocked out Fabrico Werdum to claim the throne, then successfully defended the title in his next outing in September’s scare against Alistair Overeem.
Dos Santos, meanwhile, was set to face Sefan Struve on February 19, but Struve was forced to withdraw with an injury. The Brazilian was hoping to face Werdum instead, but got a far better offer with an immediate crack at Miocic’s hardware.
Dos Santos has alternated between wins and losses over his past seven outings. He was most recently seen posting a unanimous decision win over Ben Rothwell in April.
No other fights have been reported for the lineup.