Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has joined the roster at Eagle FC and he will make his debut in the main event on May 20 against Yorgan De Castro.
Dos Santos will compete outside the UFC for the first time in nearly 14 years after he first joined the promotion back in 2008. Recognized as one the best heavyweights of his generation, dos Santos fought the best of the best throughout his career in the UFC including his reign as champion in 2011 and 2012.
Following his exit from the UFC, dos Santos actually signed with Triller Fight Club to compete in Triad Combat — a hybrid boxing rules event — but his debut bout was scrapped after the promotion cancelled the card that was scheduled in February.
Now dos Santos will stick with MMA as he faces off with another UFC veteran in De Castro, who picked up a submission win over Shaun Asher in his Eagle FC debut back in January.
The Eagle FC card will take place at the FLX Arena in Miami with the card streaming live on the FLX app.