UFC 173: Junior Dos Santos-Stipe Miocic Signed

UFC 173: Junior Dos Santos-Stipe Miocic Signed

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will return to the Octagon at UFC 173, taking on Stipe Miocic.

 The battle of contenders will go down May 24 from MGM Grand Garden Arena. Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida in a battle for the UFC middleweight title is the headline fight.

Dos Santos (16-3) is coming off a second setback to current champion Cain Velasquez. He is 10-2 overall in his UFC career, including wins over the likes of Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Velasquez.

Miocic (11-1) has rebounded from a 2012 TKO loss to Stefan Struve by earning decisions over both Nelson and former contender Gabriel Gonzaga. He is 5-1 with the promotion.

Below is a list of the current card:

UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida

Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic

Lightweight: Jamie Varner vs. James Krause

Bantamweight: Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung-Ho Kang

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi

Bantamweight: TJ Dillashaw vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Lightweight: Al Iaquinta vs. Mitch Clarke

Lightweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno

Posted by Kelley Tidwell