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December 2015 is shaping up to be one of the most action-packed, fight-filled month in a long time. UFC announced on Tuesday that two massive heavyweights #2 overall Junior Dos Santos and #9 overall Alistair Overeem will be co-headliners at UFC Orlando on Dec. 19th.
Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos was a former UFC heavyweight champion when he defeated Cain Velasquez in 2011 only to lose in their rematch in 2012. Dos Santos has won two of his last three fight including wins over Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic. Alistair on the other hand, is the only fighter to hold the Strikeforce, K-1, and Dream championship at the same time. Overeem is now 39-14-1NC and has won fights over former heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, current UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and Frank Mir. “The Reem” has been victorious in his previous two consecutive fights over Roy Nelson and Stefan Struve.
Already on that card, the UFC lightweight championship fight between current champion Rafael Dos Anjos and #2 lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Donald Cerrone has been on an absolute tear as of late, winning his last eight contests. “Cowboy” has two Performance Of The Night bonuses, eight Fight Of The Night bonuses, three KO Of The Night bonuses, and two Submission Of The Night bonuses.
Dos Anjos on the other hand, has won 4 straight including wins over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson, and Nate Diaz. The 24-7-0, 30 year old has won a combined three post-fight bonuses, (2 Performance Of The Night, 1 Fight Of The Night, and 1 Submission Of The Night). Either way, that fight should be interesting.
Other big fights in December include:
~UFC Featherweight title fight: Jose Aldo vs Interim Champion Conor McGregor UFC 194 in Las Vegas on Dec 12th.
~UFC Middleweight title fight: Chris Weidman vs #1 Luke Rockhold UFC 194 in Las Vegas on Dec. 12th.
~Middleweight battle: #2 Jacare Souza vs #3 Yoel Romero UFC 194 in Las Vegas on Dec 12th.
~Lightweight fight: #3 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs #9 Tony Ferguson TUF 22 Finale in Las Vegas on Dec. 11th.
~Lightweight contest: #14 Nate Diaz vs #5 Michael Johnson UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando on Dec. 19th.
The UFC is definitely preparing to end off 2015 with a massive bang and these fights do indeed look promising.