Junior dos Santos won the heavyweight title by knocking out Cain Velasquez in November 2011. Now, the Brazilian will attempt to tie the record for consecutive heavyweight title defenses with a similar result in the main event at UFC 155.
In addition to the heavyweight title fight, UFC 155 will also feature some important bouts in the lightweight and middleweight divisions.
At 155 pounds, Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon will attempt to take a step closer to the first title shot of their careers. Also, on the preliminary card, Melvin Guillard and Jamie Varner will attempt to bounce back from losses.
Tim Boetsch will attempt to maintain his standing as an elite middleweight against the rising Costa Philippou. Additionally, Alan Belcher could break through with a win over long-time contender Yushin Okami.
To promote UFC 155, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, a pre-fight press conference will be held on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Event headliners Dos Santos, Velasquez, Miller, Lauzon and more will likely join UFC president Dana White for the presser.
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