It has taken 13 months, two combined fights and a lot of buildup to get to this moment, but Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, the two best heavyweights in mixed martial arts, will step back into the cage to determine the UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 155 on Dec. 29.
The first time these two stars met in the Octagon was at a special preview UFC on Fox event in Nov. 2011. Velasquez was the reigning world champion with a perfect record, including the destruction of Brock Lesnar 11 months earlier to win his first championship in UFC.
Dos Santos had long been one of the best and most feared strikers in all of mixed martial arts. His stellar boxing acumen carried him to a 13-1 record leading up to that fight over one year ago. He wasted little time in showing his outstanding boxing skills to win the title in 64 seconds.
Of course, there have been reports that Velasquez actually suffered a serious knee injury weeks before the fight.
Now, there are no injuries (hopefully), excuses or roadblocks standing in the way of these two titans. Velasquez and dos Santos are going to settle the score once and for all to determine who the best in the world really is.
We will have all the latest news, rumors and information for you leading up to the final UFC pay-per-view of 2012.