UFC 166: Velasquez vs dos Santos III is upon us. This Saturday in Houston's Toyota Center, the trilogy between current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former champ Junior dos Santos will be completed. UFC 166 airs on pay per view this Saturday night with preliminary fights airing on Fox Sport 1 and streaming on the UFC's Facebook page.
Velasquez, a two-time UFC heavyweight champion, will be defending the title against the man who took the title from him at the first UFC on Fox event in 2011. Junior dos Santos defeated Velasquez to become champion in the first round of that fight by knockout. The second meeting between the two came at UFC 155 last December. Velasquez won a dominant decision to regain the UFC heavyweight title.
With both men holding a convincing victory over the other, this fight should be a good one.
The co-main event features a heavyweight bout between two top 10 ranked fighters. The UFC's number 9 ranked heavyweight Roy Nelson faces the number 2 ranked Daniel Cormier. Also on the main card is a lightweight bout between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez.
The preliminary card also has some very intriguing fights. Starting in the middleweight division there will be a fight between Tim Boetsch and C.B. Dolloway. At welterweight, we will see Nate Marquardt face off against the hard hitting Hector Lombard.
There will also be a women's bantamweight division fight between former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman and Jessica Eye.
UFC 166 kicks off at 5:00 p.m. central time on the UFC's Facebook page then moves over to Fox Sports 1 at 7:00 p.m. central. The main card begins at the standard UFC start time of 9:00 p.m. central on pay per view. There will be live play-by-play right here on Examiner.com. Below is the UFC 166 card.
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos - for heavyweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague
Tim Boetsch vs. C.B. Dollaway
Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt
Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman
K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos
Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger
Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
Andre Fili vs. Jeremy Larsen
Kyogi Horiguchi vs. Dustin Pague