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  1. For UFC heavies, trilogies mean rivalries

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- Before UFC 160, the world "rivalry" was contained to hushed voices. For former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to get a another shot at current titleholder Cain Velasquez, both had to beat the impediments in front of them. Gues...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  2. Velasquez redeems himself for all to see

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- When the first fight between challenger Junior dos Santos and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was made in November 2011, the question was simple: Could dos Santos keep the fight standing? Knowing what they knew about Velasquez...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  3. The Lesnar/Fedor fight that never was

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It took some time and liquidation, but the UFC's heavyweight division is finally made up of beasts. It's to the point that there's a legitimate top pairing (Cain Velasquez versus Junior dos Santos) with a behemoth flexing in the wings (Alistair Overe...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  4. UFCoF5 the blowout weve been waiting for

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The first UFC on Fox was a "bonus" that we had never asked for, nor did we complain when we got it (or, at least until Cain Velasquez made the work too easy that night for Junior dos Santos). That was the table-setter for the seven-year relationship ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  5. The heavyweights truly arrive in May

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The biggest heavyweight fight in UFC history between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez lasted a minute and four seconds. It was so brief that the coveted casual fan that tuned in to FOX that night was left with these four lonely words -- wait, so ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  6. From Russia with pipedreams

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the span of a week, Cain Velasquez went from indomitable heavyweight champion to casualty of Junior dos Santos' right hand on network television. Meanwhile, Fedor Emelianenko went from washed-up heirloom from his Pride days to a surging force to b...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  7. UFC heavyweights still light on talent

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC's signing of former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem swelled the total number of ready-made heavyweight contenders to right around three. After Cain Velasquez, there's Junior dos Santos, Brock Lesnar and The Reem. It doesn't ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  8. JDS-Velasquez, then what? Answer: Reem

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The UFC will roll out its as of yet "non-mainstream" heavyweight stars on the inaugural FOX card on Nov. 12. That's champion Cain Velasquez against the definitive No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos. Dana White said during Friday's news conference ...

    Blog | September 02, 2011