Main Events Announced For UFC 166 In Houston

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October is coming quicker than you know it.  UFC 166 at the Toyota center is getting jam packed full of stone cold destroyers. It looks unlikely to catch a double title fight again.  The last time in Houston, at UFC 136, the Featherweight and Lightweight belt were up for grabs at the same time. This time the UFC gives Houston the TWO BIGGEST men on earth.

The Heavyweight trilogy between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will be up for grabs October 19th. Each fighter has won a fight against the other in opposite divesting fashion. Junior had an epic 1st round KO in the 1st meeting, and in the 2nd meeting Cain went 5 full rounds giving Junior the “red headed step child” treatment.

While the main card, and prelims have yet to be decided the UFC will however have 13 official fights scheduled. We do know that the first of the two Co-Main events will be between Velasquez & Dos Santos and the other Co-Main event will be between Heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson. In addition to the 13 fights below, a women’s Bantamweight bout between Jessice Eye & Sarah Kaufman is rumored to be coming to the ticket.

These are the 13 official fights for UFC 166:

Main Event – Heavyweight Championship – Cain Velasquez (c) (12-1) vs. Junior dos Santos (16-2)
Co Main event – Heavyweight – Daniel Cormier (12-0) vs. Roy Nelson (19-8)
Lightweight – Gilbert Melendez (21-3) vs. Diego Sanchez (24-5)
Heavyweight – Gabriel Gonzaga (15-7) vs. Shawn Jordan (15-4)
Middleweight – Luke Rockhold (10-2) vs. Tim Boetsch (16-6)
Welterweight – Nate Marquardt (32-12-2) vs. Hector Lombard (32-4-1-1NC)
Lightweight – George Sotiropoulos (14-5) vs. KJ Noons (11-7)
Lightweight – Tony Ferguson (13-3) vs. Mike Rio (9-2)
Welterweight – TJ Waldburger (16-7) vs. Adlan Amagov (12-2-1)
Bantamweight – George Roop (14-9-1) vs. Francisco Rivera (9-2-1NC)
Featherweight – Matt Grice (15-5) vs. Jeremy Larsen (8-4-1NC)
Featherweight – Charles Oliveira (17-4-1) vs. Estevan Payan (14-4-1NC)
Flyweight – John Dodson (14-6) vs. Darrell Montague (13-2)

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