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Junior dos Santos Fought Cain Velasquez with Knee Injury, Needs Surgery

Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez in just 64-seconds to become the new UFC heavyweight champion in Saturday’s UFC on Fox main event despite a knee injury that had him on crutches just last week.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira disclosed the injury in a post-fight interview with MMAFighting and dos Santos’ doctor, Fabio Costa, said “Cigano” will reguire surgery for a large lesion on his meniscus that will sideline him for a month even though he was able to fight through the injury on Saturday.

Fortunately, the time off should have little impact on dos Santos’ first title defense, as he waits to face the winner of UFC 141’s main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem early next year.

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Pictured: Junior dos Santos


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