Junior dos Santos Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Written by Tom Ngo
December 8th, 2011

UFC Heavyweight Junior dos Santos

Knee surgeries have been the talk of the MMA town over the last 24 hours. Shortly after it was revealed Georges St-Pierre would have to go under the knife to have his right ACL repaired, UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (Pictured) was on the operating table getting his left knee scoped at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“My knee surgery was great. I’m feeling very well,” dos Santos tweeted following his procedure. “No pain and just resting a little bit. [Thursday] morning, I’m gonna go back to Salvador.”

The humble slugger revealed after his upset victory over Cain Velasquez that he entered the November 12th scrap with a torn meniscus in his knee. At the time, “Cigano” didn’t know whether he would require surgery. He was hoping some R&R and additional rehabilitation would do the trick.

According to reports, dos Santos is expected to resume training in roughly three to four weeks. The 27-year-old is slated to make his first title defense against the winner of the December 30th brawl between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.

The UFC has not announced when they would like to have dos Santos back inside the Octagon.

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