Ahead of their upcoming rematch at UFC 211, relive one of the greatest wars in UFC heavyweight history.
Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic stands as one of the most thrilling back-and-forth brawls that the UFC’s heavyweight division has ever seen.
Over the course of the scheduled five-rounds, the former champ dos Santos and the future (and current) champion Miocic went to war in a contest that consistently thrilled those present in the U.S Airways Centre in Phoenix, Arizona from front-to-back.
Junior was the one whose hand was raised on the night but now, in the year 2017, it is Miocic who holds the title and is looking to carve out his own unique slice of UFC history by extending his title-reign to two defenses.
We all know exactly how difficult it has been for each and every heavyweight kingpin to usher in anything resembling an era of dominance but with Stipe’s run as the ‘baddest man on the planet’ now in full-swing, a win over dos Santos could well give him the momentum to prove his greatness.
With UFC 211 looking like it’s set to be one of the best fight cards of the year, remind yourself exactly why the world is clamouring to see these two absolute monsters take each other on for the second time this weekend.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena