Former WSOF heavyweight champion, Blagoje Ivanov, makes his UFC debut against the former champion of the organization.
Representatives of the UFC did not make official statements on this matter, however, numerous informed sources report that the heavyweight bout between Blago Ivanov and Junior Dos Santos will be the main event of the UFC Fight Night 133 tournament, which will be held on July 14 in Boise.
Junior Dos Santos returns to the cage after a failed doping test in August 2017. In his body, a forbidden substance hydrochlorothiazide was found. The USADA investigation found that the banned substance was contained in the drug additive, which resulted in a suspension period of only six months. Gypsy has statistics of 3-4 in the last 7 battles, having defeated Ben Rothwell, Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt. In May last year, Dos Santos crushed Miochic in the title revenge, losing to the current champion a technical knockout in the first round.
Bulgaria’s representative Blagoi Ivanov has a record 16-1,1 NC and a series of 5 consecutive victories. The only defeat in his career, Ivanov suffered four years ago in the final match of the tenth season of the grand prix of the heavyweight Bellator, losing to the strangulation behind in the second round to Alexander Volkov.