UFC 166 Medical Suspensions: Junior Dos Santos Suspended Indefinitely

UFC 166 took place this Saturday night in Houston, Texas with Cain Velasquez defeating Junior Dos Santos in the trilogy fight to retain the UFC heavyweight title in the main event.

BetweenTheRopes.com requested and was able to receive the post-fight medical suspensions from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Their were three fighters who received indefinite suspensions, including Dos Santos. The former champion will require clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor for a potential nasal fracture prior to his return.

Velasquez who was suspended six months until April 18th for a possible broken jaw, but get clearance from a doctor to return earlier.

Here are the medical suspensions from UFC 166:

- Junior dos Santos: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor
- Shawn Jordan: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from an ear, nose and throat doctor
- Tim Boetsch: Suspended indefinitely pending clearance from an ophthalmologist
- Cain Velasquez: Suspended until April 18 due to possible broken jaw
- Diego Sanchez: Suspended until Jan. 18 due to cuts
- Darrell Montague: Suspended until Jan. 18 for precautionary reasons
- T.J. Waldburger: Suspended until Jan. 18 for precautionary reasons
- Nate Marquardt: Suspended until Dec. 19 for precautionary reasons
- Andre Fili: Suspended until Dec. 19 due to cuts
- George Sotiropoulos: Suspended until Dec. 4 due to cuts
- Gilbert Melendez: Suspended until Nov. 19 for precautionary reasons
- C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until Nov. 19 due to cuts
- Dustin Pague: Suspended until Nov. 19 for precautionary reasons
- Daniel Cormier: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Roy Nelson: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Jessica Eye: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Sarah Kaufman: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- K.J. Noons: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Jeremy Larsen: Suspended until Oct. 29 for precautionary reasons
- Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- John Dodson: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Hector Lombard: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Adlan Amagov: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Mike Rio: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Tony Ferguson: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons
- Kyoji Horiguchi: Suspended until Oct. 27 for precautionary reasons

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UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos 3 Video Highlights

UFC 166 took place on Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. In the main event, Cain Velasquez retained the UFC heavyweight championship defeating Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision in the trilogy fight between the two. In the co-main event Daniel Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision in a heavyweight bout.

Here are the video highlights above of Velasquez vs Dos Santos.

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UFC 166: Cain Velasquez Dominates Junior Dos Santos To Retain The UFC Heavyweight Title

The main event had a lot to live up to at UFC 166 as the opening fight to the co-main event delivered. Cain Velasquez put on the show people were expecting from him. Velasquez retained the UFC heavyweight title when he stopped Junior Dos Santos in the fifth round by TKO.

Round 1

The fight starts out with both guys swinging in the middle of the cage and Dos Santos rattled Velasquez. Dos Santos swung wildly with Velasquez trying for a single leg and then Velasquez trying to lock in a guillotine. Dos Santos then hits a shiort right uppercut.

Velasquez presses Dos Santos against the cage with each guy throwing . Each fighter breaks and then Velasquez presses Dos Santos aginst the cage. Dos Santos attempts a leg kick with Velasquez pressing Dos Santos into the cage. After they break Velasquez scores a takedown. Velasquez tries to pass Dos Santos’ guard and takes Dos Santos’ back.

Dos Santos gets to the cage and postures up. Velasquez keeps up the pressure by pressing Dos Santos against the cage landing short punches in the process. Dos Santos spins out and attempts a back spin kick that misses to end the round.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 1, 10-9 for Velasquez

Round 2

Each guy starts with a jab and then a left hook by Dos Santos and then a knee by Velasquez. Velasquez lands a takedown, but Dos Santos gets right up. Velasquez presses Dos Santos into the cage mixing punches and knees. Velasquez lands a left hook and an overhand right and then misses some shots and Velasquez was unsuccessful in a takedown attempt.

Velasquez peppers a double left jab to get Dos Santos into the cage. Velasquez rushes Dos Santos not the cage, wearing out Dos Santos. Dos Santos scores a judo throw and Velasquez gets right up and Velasquez lands a right hand and then another and presses Dos Santos into the cage. Dos Santos’ face is swelling.

Velasquez lands short knees to the charlie horse to both legs. Dos Santos misses an overhand right and then Velasquez presses Dos Santos back into the cage. Velasquez throws a short left hook and Dos Santos lands an elbow with Velasquez nodding at Dos Santos.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 2 for Velasquez, 10-9.

Round 3

Dos Santos lands an overhand right and then Velasquez once again presses Dos Santos into the cage landing short right hands. Dos Santos pushes Velasquez off of him, but Velasquez then lands a straight right hand. Velasquez then presses Dos Santos into the cage throwing short right hands and then an uppercut.

Dos Santos then lands another short elbow, but Velasquez walks through anf tries to take Dos Santos down, but was unsuccessful. Both fighters get back into the center of the cage and Dos Santos lands a right cross and a straight right hand. Velasquez lands a left jab and then presses Dos Santos back into the cage, but Dos Santos circles out back to the center of the cage.

Dos Santos tries a front kick, but is blocked by Velasquez, who then tries to take Dos Santos down and was unsuccessful. Dos Santos lands a short right and Velasquez lands a straight right hand as well.

Velasquez lands an overhand right hand on the ear and goes for the kill with ground and pound, but Dos Santos gets up with Velasquez trying for a guillotine choke.

Dos Santos stumbles over and falls down and velasquez throws a couple short left hands and goes for another guillotine, but Dos Santos gets out of it. Velasquez presses Dos Santos into the cage and starts throwing left and right hooks with Dos Santos trying to clinch up Velasquez.

Velasquez lands a right jab with Dos Santos just trying to survive. Velasquez dirty boxes Dos Santos and then throws a right hand and short right uppercut. Velasquez lands another right hand that rocks Dos Santos and lands another straight right hand.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 3 for Velasquez, 10-9

Round 4

The round starts with Dos Santos atteptting a left hook, but misses. Velasquez lands an overhand right that rocks Dos Santos into the cage. Velasquez presses Dos Santos against the cage and starts landing a flurry of left ad right hooks. Velasquez presses Dos Santos again into the cage throwing short knees the charlie horse.

Velasquez keeps throwing knees to the charlie horse and then lands a left jab and Dos Santos barely misses a left hook. Velasquez then foot stomps Dos Santos, but Dos Santos lands a short left elbow. Velasquez again though presses Dos Santos into the cage.

Dos Santos then presses Velasquez off the cage and lands a quick right hand. Dos Santos lands an uppercut, but Velasquez presses forward with Dos Santos into the cage. Velasquez lands a couple short elbows of his own as Velasquez is now bleeding.

Referee Herb Dean calls for a timeout for the doctor to look at Dos Santos’ eye, which is basically swollen shut, but the doctor lets Dos Santos continue. Dos Santos lands a left jab. Velasquez throws a straight right hand hand/ left hook combination. A knee presses Dos Santos against the cage, but Dos Santos comes back with a short left elbow.

Velasquez lands another overhand right pressing Dos Santos against the cage, but Dos Santos lands another short elbow and two left hooks. Velasquez lands a left hook and then presses Dos Santos into the cage and the round ends.

BetweenTheRopes.com scores Round 4 for Velasquez.

Round 5

The final round starts both guys slugging with Dos Santos landing an uppercut and Velasquez lands a right hand and and then a single leg takedown. Dos Santos attempts a triangle choke, but was unsuccessful and a short moment later gets back to his feet.

Velasquez lands two straight left uppercuts against the cage and then a mixture of four uppercuts and right hands. Velasquez then presses Dos Santos against the cage and lands right hands to the heas and body shots. Dos Santos lands another short elbow.

Velasquez lands another right hand presses Dos Santos against the cage. Dos Santos tries for a guillotine, but Velasquez slips out and Dos Santos lands on his head and covers up. Velasquez lands a shots to the head and referee Herb Dean steps in and ends the fight.

Cain Velasquez defeats Junior Dos Santos by TKO at 3:09 of Round 5 to retain the UFC heavyweight championship.

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UFC 166 Video: Cain Velasquez Dominates Junior Dos Santos In The Rematch To Regain The Belt

Tonight is the night as UFC 166 takes place tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will feature UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior Dos Santos.

The challenger won the title from Velasquez at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011 as shown in an article we posted on Wednesday.

The rematch took place last December at UFC 155 with Velasquez dominating Dos Santos to regain the title.

Watch the entire fight in the video above.

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Video: UFC 166 Weigh-Ins

UFC 166 takes place tonight at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. But before the fighters get into the cage tonight, they had to weigh-in yesterday to make their respective fights official.

Watch the weigh-in video above of all 26 fighters weighing in.

Here is the card for tonight’s UFC 166.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos – for heavyweight title
- Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson
- Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shawn Jordan
- John Dodson vs. Darrell Montague

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Tim Boetsch vs. C.B. Dollaway
- Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt
- Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman
- K.J. Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
- Adlan Amagov vs. T.J. Waldburger
- Tony Ferguson vs. Mike Rio
- Andre Fili vs. Jeremy Larsen
- Kyogi Horiguchi vs. Dustin Pague

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UFC 166 Weigh-In Results: Dos Santos And Velasquez Make Weight For Main Event

The UFC 166 weigh-ins took place a few hours ago from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, which is where the event takes place tomorrow night. The main event will feature the trilogy fight with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior Dos Santos. The co-main event will feature Daniel Cormier facing off with Roy Nelson in heavyweight actuion.

All fighters including Dos Santos and Velasquez, but one made weight as Andre Fili weighed in 148.5 pounds for his bout with Jeremy Larsen. Fili forfeits 20 percent of his purse to Larsen since he didn’t want to attempt to cut the 2.5 pounds.

Here are the weigh-in results for UFC 166.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
• Cain Velasquez (241) vs. Junior dos Santos (240)- for UFC heavyweight title
• Daniel Cormier (224) vs. Roy Nelson (249)
• Gilbert Melendez (156) vs. Diego Sanchez (156)
• Gabriel Gonzaga (257) vs. Shawn Jordan (255)
• John Dodson (125) vs. Darrell Montague (126)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
•Tim Boetsch (186) vs. C.B. Dollaway (186)
•Hector Lombard (169) vs. Nate Marquardt (171)
•Jessica Eye (135) vs. Sarah Kaufman (135)
•K.J. Noons (156) vs. George Sotiropoulos (155)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
•Adlan Amagov (171) vs. T.J. Waldburger (170.5)
•Tony Ferguson (155) vs. Mike Rio (156)
•Andre Fili (148.5)* vs. Jeremy Larsen (145.5)- 148.5-pound catchweight
•Kyogi Horiguchi (135) vs. Dustin Pague (135)

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WWE Star Daniel Bryan Ignores UFC Star Diego Sanchez Regarding The “YES” Chants

The “YES” chant by Daniel Bryan has been quite arguably the biggest thing in the WWE in the last year. Bryan has been a WWE tag team champion and a two-time WWE champion. The Washington native will be headlining WWE’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-event against Randy Orton for the vacant WWE championship on Sunday, October 27th.

The “YES” chant though wasn’t started by Bryan. The “YES” chant was started by UFC star Diego Sanchez, who battles Gilbert Melendez tomorrow night at UFC 166.

Sanchez did an interview yesterday with MMAFighting.com, the topic came up and stated that Bryan hasn’t gotten back to him after reaching out to him. Sanchez is very happy though for how Bryan has taken the chant to new heights.

Watch the video above as the comments are toward the end of the interview.

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Video: UFC 166 Weigh-Ins Live Today on BetweenTheRopes.com At 5 PM ET

UFC 166 takes place tomorrow night from the Toyota Center from Houston, Texas. The main event is the trilogy fight for the UFC heavyweight championship as Cain Velasquez defends his title against Junior Dos Santos. The co-main event features Daniel Cormier battling Roy Nelson in heavyweight action.

Before the fighters get into the cage, they hit the scales for today’s weigh-ins starting at 5 p.m. ET at the Toyota Center.

Watch the live video stream above at BetweenTheRopes.com.

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“UFC 166 Primetime: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos Episode 3″

UFC 166 takes place Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will feature the trilogy fight between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez battling Junior Dos Santos.

Last night the third and final episode of UFC Primetime featuring the fight between Velasquez and Dos Santos. The episode features what s ahpeening in each fighter’s camp heading into fight week.

Watch the complete final episode above.

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Video: “Countdown to UFC 166: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos”

Last night the UFC aired their Countdown show, which previews the key fights to an upcoming pay-per-view. UFC 166 takes place on Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event features the trilogy fight between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against Junior Dos Santos.

This episode of “Countdown to UFC 166″ will go preview Velasquez and Dos Santos, the co-main event featuring heavyweights Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier and a lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez.

Watch the videos of all three featured fights below.

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Between The Ropes Talks UFC 166, Palhares, Shamrock Doc – October 16, 2013

Brian and Steve preview this Saturday’s UFC 166 show headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship, the Mount Rushmore of heavyweights and if it should include the winner of this fight, Rousimar Palhares being cut by the company, the idea of a Michael Bisping – Nick Diaz fight, the Frank Shamrock documentary “Bound by Blood” and more.

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UFC 166 Video: Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos I

We are three days away from UFC 166 in Houston, Texas. The main event features the trilogy fight for the UFC heavyweight championship as Cain Velasquez defends against Junior Dos Santos.

The first battle between the two take place at UFC on Fox 1 in November of 2011 in the first ever UFC event to take place on Fox. Dos Santos ended up winning the heavyweight title from Velasquez in just 64 seconds.

Watch the entire fight in the video above.

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UFC 166 Video: Junior Dos Santos Knocks Out Fabricio Werdum

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 166 takes place from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event features the trilogy fight for the UFC heavyweight championship as Cain Velasquez defends against Junior Dos Santos.

The two first met at UFC on Fox 1 in November of 2011 as Dos Santos knocked out Velasquez in 64 seconds to win the title. The rematch took place 13 months later, but with a different outcome as Velasquez regained the title dominating the Brazilian and winning by unanimous decision.

The challenger made his UFC debut at UFC 90 in October of 2008 as he battled Fabricio Werdum.

No one knew going into the fight a whole about Dos Santos, but after the fight we all knew.

Watch the video above of the fight.

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“UFC 166 Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Episode 2″

UFC 166 takes place next Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will feature the trilogy fight between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez battling Junior Dos Santos.

Last night the second episode aired of UFC Primetime featuring the fight between Velasquez and Dos Santos. The episode continues to follow behind the scenes of the weeks leading up to the fighters’ trilogy bout.

You can watch the video above.

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“UFC 166 Primetime: Velasquez vs Dos Santos” First Episode

UFC 166 takes place in 16 days at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event being the trilogy fight for the UFC heavyweight championship of the world featuring UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending against Junior Dos Santos.

The two first fought at the inaugural UFC on Fox show in November of 2011 with Dos Santos winning the title in 64 seconds. The rematch happened last December at UFC 155 with Velasquez winning a lopsided decision.

“UFC Primetime” is a three part series the UFC rolls out to hype big fights. The first episode of the show aired last night.

Part one talks about the past bouts that led to the fighters’ trilogy fight, Velasquez’s place in Mexican fighting history, and Dos Santos’ quest for pride and payback after the second Velasquez fight. The half-hour show also discusses Dos Santos’ medical condition, Daniel Cormier’s role in Velasquez’s training camp and more.

You watch the whole first episode above.

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UFC Signs Top Ranked Women’s Fighter Jessica Eye

It was reported on Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that top ranked 125 pounds women’s fighter Jessica Eye has signed a deal with the UFC fight at 135 pounds. Eye released a statement on twitter a short time later confirming the report.

Eye last competed under the Bellator MMA banner where she went 3-0 in the promotion. “Evil” last fought in June when she defeated Carina Damm for NAAFS promotion. Eye’s most notable win came in December when defeated former Bellator MMA 115 pound champion Zoila Gurgel by first round submission in 58 seconds.

Eye was released by Bellator MMA recently when the organization had decided that it wasn’t going to promote women’s fights at this current time.

It has been rumored that Eye will square off against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 on October 19, but the UFC hasn’t confirmed that matchup at this time.

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Roy Nelson Signs A New UFC Contract, Will Fight Daniel Cormier At UFC 166

Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson have been calling out each other for months now. All that was needed was a new UFC contract for Nelson and that was delivered yesterday with the fight as well.

It was announced by the UFC that Roy Nelson will be facing Daniel Cormier at UFC 166 on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston. Nelson has agreed to a nine fight deal with the UFC, which then led to the announcement of the fight.

Cormier is coming off an unanimous decision over Frank Mir in April at UFC on Fox 7. Nelson is coming off a loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 last month.

Cormier and Nelson were jabbing each other on Twitter late last week trying to get the fight made and a handwritten contract was posted on Twitter as well.

This fight will serve as the co-main event of UFC 166, as the main event will feature the trilogy fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship.

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