Junior dos Santos is knuckling for a title…
The 39-year-old Brazilian mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler, a former UFC heavyweight champion, will fight fellow UFC veteran Alan Belcher for Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA’s first heavyweight title on March 2 in Orlando.
He had dropped five straight prior to that victory.
dos Santos was released from the UFC in 2020. “Cigano” held the UFC heavyweight title in 2011 and 2012.
Belcher, 39, beat UFC veteran Roy Nelson via split decision at Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA in November.
The Arkansas native is the Bare Knuckle FC heavyweight champion and owns a 4-0 record in bareknuckle boxing.
In MMA, Belcher had not fought in 10 years before the bout with Nelson in Jorge Masvidal’s promotion.
Belcher is also 5-0 with five knockouts as a pro boxer.