Saturday, December 3, 2022

Dana White Confirms Next Title Contender For Lesnar-Velasquez Winner

MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

On this week's edition of “MMA Live” on ESPN 2, which as of this article has yet to air in the U.S., but has aired already in the the U.K., UFC president Dana White revealed the next number one contender for the heavyweight title.

White noted that whoever wins the Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson fight at UFC 117 next Saturday night will challenge either Brock Lesnar or Cain Velasquez, depending on who leaves UFC 121 in October with the gold.

Dos Santos vs. Nelson will be one of four main events on the stacked UFC 117 card, scheduled for Saturday, August 7 in Oakland, California. Also featured in top matches that night will be Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida, Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves and a middleweight title attraction between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.