After being the last victims of the relentless Francis Ngannou, Júnior Cigano and Jairzinho Rozenstruik were put on a collision course for a confrontation on August 15, at UFC 252, in an unconfirmed location. In the meeting between two elite athletes of the heavyweights (up to 120.2 kg), Both will try to resume the path of victory and dream of a belt dispute.
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“It is. On August 15, I will fight against number five in the heavyweight division, Júnior (Cigano) dos Santos. The event will be spearheaded by the trilogy between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic”, published Jairzinho on his Instagram account.
With 36 years completed in January, the former champion of the division comes from two consecutive defeats. After being beaten by Ngannou, in June last year, the Brazilian ended up having a new setback when he switched forces with Curtis Blaydes, in the primary fight of UFC Raleigh, earlier this year.
In recent months, Cigano has shown that he is more focused on his physical preparation. The athlete had published several images on his social networks proving that he is close to the conditioning he maintained when he became number one in the category. Currently, the catarinense has 28 fights, with 21 positive results and seven defeats in his cartel in mixed martial arts.
Considered one of the promises for the division, Rozenstruik should go through the Brazilian to prove that his success was not only momentary. Before losing to Francis, in May this year, at UFC 249, the Surinamese had ten victories in a row and did not know what it was to drop in MMA.