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Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira Offers His Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos Prediction

A total of at least 479 pounds will collide as Cain Velasquez (10-1) and Junior dos Santos compete once more for the UFC heavyweight championship. Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira (34-2-1-1 NC) has Santos retaining and by way of another stoppage.

"I never saw "Cigano" look so good, in such perfect shape," said Nogueira to Sherdog. "I saw his best sparring session, with five different fighters, and he had cardio for all five rounds. Velasquez is good, but I think by the third round "Cigano" finishes."

Santos looks to make his second title defense when he meets Velasquez in a rematch from their only encounter at UFC on FOX 1. They headline the UFC 155 PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Preliminary action starts today, December 29, at 6:35 p.m. ET and FightLine will have complete coverage.

Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum (16-5-1) are rumored to be coaching opposite the other for the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, with the two fighting in June.

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