- Junior Dos Santos is looking big heading into his bare-knuckle boxing debut against Fabricio Werdum
- “Cigano” and “Vai Cavalo” will run it back after almost 15 years
Junior dos Santos is gearing up for his bare-knuckle boxing debut against his fellow Brazilian and former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum at Gamebred Promotions. At age 39, “Cigano” is looking incredibly jacked.
Junior has been lifting
Dos Santos has been busy working on his boxing but from the looks of it, the Brazilian has also been seriously lifting some weights. In a tweet by MMA Mania and MMA Fighting’s Drake Riggs, “Cigano” could be seen flexing and boasting his youthful and undeniably swole physique.
Check it out below:
Junior dos Santos looks like he found the fountain of youth ahead of his Gamebred Bareknuckle debut rematch against Fabricio Werdum on Sept. 8 💪😤
(📸: Danny Perez) pic.twitter.com/KosnDpovKx
— Drake Riggs (@DrakeRiggs_) August 18, 2023
A rematch between two legends
Dos Santos vs. Werdum will take place at Gamebred Fighting Championship 5 on September 2, 2023, at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida. Needless to say, the match is highly anticipated as it would be a rematch between two of the greatest heavyweight fighters of all time.
It can be recalled that Dos Santos and Werdum in 2008 at UFC 90 where “Cigano” finished “Vai Cavalo” via first-round TKO. Since then, both had their respective reigns as the UFC heavyweight champion but never had the chance to run it back.
Dos Santos last fought in MMA at Eagle FC 47 against Yorgan De Castro where he suffered a TKO loss due to a shoulder injury in the third round. On the other hand, Werdum has not fought professionally since 2021. He initially lost to Renan Ferreira via TKO at PFL 3 2021 but the result ended up being overturned to a No Contest.