Junior Dos Santos wants another fight with Stipe Miocic.
It looks like the Brazilian has already identified a specific name on his wish list. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (19-5) after winning with Blagoy Ivanov (16-2, 1NC) stated that he is keeping an eye on his former rival, Stipe Miocic (18-3). "I do not know what the fight would look like, but this rematch would be welcome." Both men have met twice in the UFC Octagon. In the first fight, the top was Dos Santos, who won by unanimous decision in 2014. In the second confrontation, Miocic turned back knocking him off in round one during UFC 211. Stipe Miocic lost his championship belt last week, losing to Daniel Cormier during UFC 226. Before the defeat of Cormier he was the most effective holder of the UFC championship in the heavy weight category, defending him three times. Junior Dos Santos has not been a champion since defeats with Cain Velasquez in 2012. Junior Dos Santos made a very important victory against Blagoy Ivanov, who is the former WSOF champion. Despite a long break with the Octagon, he was able to win each of the five rounds and was again in the lead of the heavy category.
One of the biggest KSW stars and the leading European midweight fighter, Michal Materla (26-6, 8 KO, 12 Sub) will fight at KSW 45: The Return to Wembley, on October 6 at The SSE Arena, Wembley; Berserker from Szczecin will be one of four fighters who will take part in the medium division tournament.
Michal Materla is one of the longest fighting KSW fighters. The 34-year-old for the first time entered the famous white ring during the KSW 6 gala in 2016. Since then, the polish fighter has fought 21 of the largest MMAs in Europe and won 17 of them. The former champion of the category up to 185 pounds in the last eight fights six times knocked out his rivals. After defeating Mamed Khalidov, Materla, in one of the biggest fights in the history of the Polish MMA, rebuilt with a series of three knockouts. First, Antoni Chmielewski had to recognize the superiority of "Cipao", then he was called the most dangerous grapple in the world, Rousimar Palhares, and finally the UFC veteran, Paulo Thiago. At KSW 44: The Game, in a duel of two legends, Materla stood in front of Martin Zawada and punched "King Kong" in the second half of the second installment on the ground floor. The KSW 45: The Return to Wembley will also include: phenomenal Damian Janikowski, unpredictable Popek Monster, explosive Scott Askham and debuting at KSW, Akop Szostak.
We've met the replacement for Illyr Latifi for the UFC event in Hamburg. Recently, we informed about the injury of Ilira Latifi (14-5), which excluded him from the duel during UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg. Glover Teixeira's new opponent (27-6) will be Corey Anderson (10-4), and the replacement information was first given by Combate.com. The UFC organization has not yet officially confirmed this change. Corey Anderson (9-2) returns after winning the fight against Patrick Cummins; he scored over three rounds. He is the winner of the 19th edition of The Ultimate Fighter. In the final fight he defeated Matt Van Buren. In 2015 he faced Jan Blachowicz, defeating him by unanimous decision. The final victory with Cummins was interrupted by a bad series of two defeats in a row, during which he turned out to be worse than Jimi Manuwa and Ovince St. Preux. UFC Fight Night 134 will take place on July 22 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg. During this German event we will see three fights of Polish fighters: Marcin Tybura vs. Stefan Struve, Damian Stasiak Vs. Pingyuan Liu, as well as Bartosz Fabiński vs. Emil Weber Meek.