After Dominating Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Boise, Former Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos says he is very much interested in a rematch with Stipe Miocic. “Cigano” told interviewer Jimmy Smith in the Octagon,“I’m not sure, but a rematch with Miocic would be very welcome”.
Dos Santos (19-5) beat Miocic at UFC on FOX 13 in 2014 by unanimous decision. Miocic got him back, successfully defending the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 211 over dos Santos by the first-round TKO.
Dos Santos, 34, was coming back against Ivanov for the first time in more than one year. “Cigano” has been dealing with issues with the UFC’s anti-doping partner USADA, but got cleared earlier this year. This marked dos Santos’ first victory since 2016. He said the time off did affect him.
Stipe Miocic vs Dos Santos is definitely a very intriguing matchup considering they both have a history together and Miocic most recently lost his UFC Heavyweight title to Daniel Cormier and also before that he was the most successful Heavyweight of all time, having defended his title three times and Dos Santo won his comeback fight today.