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Miocic vs JDS 2 Official For UFC 211

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As first reported by Brazil’s Combate, and confirmed by multiple sources, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his title at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas in a rematch with Junior dos Santos.

Miocic lost a unanimous decision to JDS at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13, 2014 in the Fight of the Night. The Brazilian was at the time coming off a failed title shot at then champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 on October 19, 2013. JDS has fought just twice since the loss to Miocic, a KO loss to Alistair Overeem in his only fight in 2015, and a decision win over Ben Rothwell Decision at UFC Fight Night 86 on April 10, 2016.

By comparison, Miocic has been on a tear since. The Croatian American rebounded with a late TKO of Mark Hunt. Then in 2016 he turned it on, TKOing Andrei Arlovski in the Fight of the Night, KOing Fabrício Werdum and taking his belt in a performance of the night, and then defending the title successfully against Alistair Overeem in the Fight of the Night.

Notoriously, no heavyweight champion has ever successfully defended the title more than twice. If Miocic beats JDS, breaking that record is within reach.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.