In advance of UFC 188 in Mexico City, Ariel Helwani caught up with Heavyweight #1 contender Junior dos Santos who figures to fight the winner in his first title defense, co-main eventer Gilbert Melendez who shares his opinion that opponent Eddie Alvarez isn't that smart and middleweight contender Luke Rockhold.
UFC 188 takes place tomorrow night in Mexico City and features a heavyweight title unification bout between champion Cain Velasquez, who's returning from surgery, and interim champ Fabricio Werdum. The two coached opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America season which was a big hit on Mexican TV. At the end of the series the two were supposed to meet in the UFC's Mexico City debut at UFC 180 but Velasquez pulled out with an injury and Werdum beat Mark Hunt to take the interim belt.
The UFC 188 card also features a co-main event between former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez who has twice fought for the UFC belt and lost and former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez who lost his UFC debut to Donald Cerrone.