The stormed into Wichita, Kansas for the first time with a marquee heavyweight fight that delivered on its promise of fireworks, but the draw to the event was only a modest success.

on + 4: Le vs. dos Santos drew a crowd of 7,265 to Intrust Bank Arena, amassing a gate of $636,417.26.

The fight card had little name value, save for the main event, which pitted a former heavyweight champion against one of today’s top contenders. 

Junior dos Santos entered the fight having won back-to-back bouts over Blagoy Ivanov and Tai Tuivasa, but really needed an impressive performance against No. 3 ranked Derrick Le to cement his return to contention.

He did just that. Though Le dropped some bombs, dos Santos showed that – at 35 years of age and more than a decade into his career – he’s still got a chin. Not only does he have a chin, dos Santos can still dish out the punishment as well. 

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The ian landed a huge spinning back kick to Le’ midsection that took much of the steam out of his engine. Le continued to swing for the fences, however, trying to find that one punch that would end the fight in his favor. It never came. 

It would be dos Santos that connected and put Le on the canvas and then unleashed with a fury of fists until the fight was stopped, inching dos Santos that much closer to another title shot.


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