Another heavyweight bout has been added to UFC 102, joining the headlining fight between legends Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. This bout will include the hard hitting Brazilian Junior dos Santos against the veteran Justin McCully.
Dos Santos really caught the eye of fight fans when he was seen hitting the pads in Dana White’s video blog leading up to UFC 90, giving the fighter a bit of an underground buzz going into the fight. On fight night dos Santos did not disappoint, dropping his opponent, Fabricio Werdum early in the first round, ending Werdum’s title aspirations, and effectively knocking him out of the UFC. In his last bout dos Santos made quick work of Stefan Struve at UFC 95.
McCully on the other hand has fought for several promotions over his twelve year career before ending up in the UFC. In his promotional debut he secured an unexpected unanimous decision victory over Antoni Hardonk, which he followed up by getting submitted by Gabriel Gonzaga. McCully was last in action in December earning another unanimous decision victory, this time over Eddie Sanchez.
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