The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) returns to pay per view this weekend from Houston, Texas for UFC 166. The main event of this card will be for the UFC heavyweight championship. The champion, Cain Velasquez will face Junior dos Santos for the third time.
The first fight between the two was the main event on the first primetime television card for UFC on Fox. Dos Santos knocked out Velasquez in the first round and took the heavyweight championship. That fight is the only loss on Velasquez mixed martial arts record as a professional. Velasquez would avenge that loss at UFC 155 in December of last year, defeating dos Santos by unanimous decision to regain the championship.
Velasquez thinks this rubber match will end their rivalry, “I think this will be the last one. I think this is the one that settles it all” said Velasquez. “ I think with this being the third one and then we’re both one and one, this will kind of settle the trilogy. So I think that’s it. I think there will be other opponents that need to be fought and everything else, and I think it will just be the end.”
The sentiment of this being the last fight was not shared by the challenger. “I don’t think it’s going to be the last one. I think we’re going to fight each other again in the future. Sooner or later, we’re going to be fighting again,” said dos Santos. “We have to follow the rankings, and I’ll be on the top of the rankings all the time, and we’re going to fight.” UFC 166 can be seen live on pay per view this Saturday live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.