The final UFC event of 2012 will feature a rematch for the UFC Heavyweight Championship as Junior dos Santos takes on Cain Velasquez. In the first meeting, dos Santos scored a knockout just over a minute into the fight.
Even though the undercard doesn't feature as many intriguing bouts as other shows throughout the year, there are still a couple battles worth tuning in to see. That includes Joe Lauzon taking on Jim Miller and Costa Philippou against Tim Boetsch.
It's been another year of progress for the UFC, and it will look to end 2012 on a high note. Here's a look at all the important viewing information for UFC 155, along with a preview and prediction for the main event.
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
When: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10 p.m. ET
Watch: Pay-per-view (local cable providers)
Live Stream: UFC.tv
Main Event Preview and Prediction
Dos Santos and Velasquez love to throw haymakers. Both fighters are going to go on the offensive from the sound of the opening bell, and that's why the first bout between the them lasted barely more than a minute. There's no holding back.
It's illustrated by their records. Dos Santos has 15 wins, and 11 have come by knockout. Of Velasquez's 10 wins, nine have come by knockout. So it's clear what both fighters will attempt to do, it just comes down to which one executes better.
The reason dos Santos owns a slight advantage is his all-around ability. He has a terrific ground game, which will allow him to go on the attack from more positions. He has also improved his defense over the past few years.
Expect Velasquez to show a little more patience in the rematch after what happened last time. But that will actually play into dos Santos' hands since it will allow him to control the pace. He's basically impossible to beat when fighting on his terms.
Fans should be treated to another fast-paced, high-intensity fight that will provide UFC with some momentum heading into the new year. In the end, dos Santos will defend his title courtesy of yet another knockout.
Prediction: Junior dos Santos by second-round knockout
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