Junior Dos Santos has signed with Eagle FC and will face fellow UFC veteran Yorgan de Castro in the main event on May 20


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.

Officials from Eagle FC confirmed that the fight will be MMA Fighting after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced it via ESPN ..

Dossantos will be competing outside of the UFC, almost 14 year after his first promotion 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.

After losing the 2013, Dos Antos belt to Cain Velasquez, Tai Tuivasa was a consistent threat at the top of his division. He also won wins over Derrick Lewis, Tai Tuivasa and Mark Hunt.

Dos Santos signed with Triller Fight Club after he left the UFC. He was supposed to fight in Triad Combat, a mixed boxing event. However, his first bout was cancelled by the promotion.

Dos Santos will continue to support MMA when he takes on De Castro. De Castro is a UFC veteran who won a win by submission over Shaun Asher during his Eagle FC debut in January.

The upcoming Eagle FC card on May 20 will also feature a co-main event as former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard takes on UFC veteran Thiago Silva.

The Eagle FC card will take place at the FLX Arena in Miami with the card streaming live on the FLX app.