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Anaheim’s Honda Center Is Host To UFC’s 1st FOX Fight

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (CBS/AP) — UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will fight Junior Dos Santos on Nov. 12 in the mixed martial arts league’s debut on Fox.

UFC President Dana White announced Friday that Velasquez’s five-round meeting with the Brazilian contender will be the only fight on a one-hour prime-time network broadcast from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

White says he’s betting the fight will be an action-packed introduction to MMA for millions of fans who have never seen the sport.

Velasquez (9-0) stopped Brock Lesnar in the first round of their meeting in Anaheim of October 2010 to win the heavyweight title. He hasn’t fought since then while recovering from a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.

Dos Santos (13-1) beat Shane Carwin in June to earn the title shot.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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