Junior dos Santos is a Brazilian MMA fighter currently competing in the heavyweight category in the UFC. Dos Santos made his UFC debut at UFC 90 event where he defeated Fabricio Werdum by KO in the first round.
During his stay in the UFC, Dos Santos has won victories over fighters like Mirko Filipovic and Gabriel Gonzaga, which allowed him to be one of the wrestlers with more projection in the heavyweight division.
At UFC 117, Dos Santos won his fight against Roy Nelson by unanimous decision. This victory gave him the chance to be the contender for the heavyweight belt, which would face the winner of the fight Lesnar vs. Velasquez.