Champ Cain Velasquez and future challenger Junior dos Santos shake hands after dos Santos' victory at UFC 131. Photo by Donald Miralle/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
After Junior dos Santos beat down Shane Carwin in a #1 contender's match at UFC 131, it was only a matter of time before his shot against heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would be scheduled. The question mark was Velasquez' recovery time from rotator cuff surgery earlier in the year.
Now apparently UFC officials know enough to set a date. The LA Times reports:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is pursuing Nov. 19 as the date that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will make his first title defense against once-beaten Junior Dos Santos at San Jose's HP Pavilion, company chairman Lorenzo Fertitta told The Times Thursday.