On Saturday, Dec. 13, the UFC hosted UFC on Fox 13: Dos Santos vs. Miocic from the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix.
In the night’s main event, former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos took on fellow top-10 fighter Stipe Miocic. The Brazilian dos Santos had been out of action since suffering a fifth-round TKO loss to current champion Cain Velasquez in the pair’s rubber match at UFC 166. Miocic, meanwhile, stepped into the Octagon riding a three-fight winning streak. The former collegiate All-American looked to establish himself as a true title threat against the former champion.
The co-main event of the evening featured a lightweight clash between former title challenger Nate Diaz and Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos. Diaz had been absent from the Octagon since last November, when he scored a dominant, first-round TKO over Gray Maynard. Dos Anjos had earned wins in seven of his last eight bouts inside the cage. He put the division on notice in August, knocking out former champion Benson Henderson in the first round.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Five additional preliminary card bouts followed at 5 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the four-fight main card airing live at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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