Euclid's Stipe Miocic Fights to Defend His Title Tonight

DALLAS (AP) — Euclid Native Stipe Miocic will have to beat a former champion has already beaten him if he wants to become only the fifth UFC heavyweight fighter to defend his title twice. 

Miocic takes on Junior Dos Santos in the headline bout of UFC 211 in Dallas Saturday. There was no championship belt up for grabs when they first fought 2 1/2 years ago in Phoenix. 

Dos Santos won with a unanimous decision but a slim margin in a five-round brawl that left both bruised and bloodied.

(Photo by Mike Roach/Getty Images) 

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10:  UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic walks backstage after defeating Alistair Overeem of The Netherlands during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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