Kubrat Pulev appears to have found his niche. TMZ reports that after thrashing former UFC champion Frank Mir on Triller’s inaugural Triad Combat show last month, Kubrat Pulev will face another onetime titlist in Junior Dos Santos this coming February.
Unlike the grappling-focused Mir, “Cigano” (21-9 MMA) has long used boxing as his key weapon, and it earned him heavyweight gold with a 64-second wipeout of Cain Velasquez in 2011. The Dos Santos of those days, who went on to smash the aforementioned Mir, could have at least made for an entertaining tussle with Pulev (28-2, 14 KO).
The 37-year-old Dos Santos exited the UFC on the heels of four consecutive knockout losses.