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PHOENIX - Junior Dos Santos is facing much more than a daunting challenge from Stipe Miocic when he returns to the octagon. Jordan 11 Authentic Cheap .The former UFC heavyweight champion realizes he must revive his career after two losses to Cain Velasquez, who took his belt in 2012 and defended it in 2013.To have any chance for another shot at the title, Dos Santos (16-3) must put together another string of victories, starting in the main event of Saturdays show in Phoenix.Every athlete in the UFC, they want to fight for the title, Dos Santos said. Im not different. No matter what happen, with Velasquez, I won the first one (fight with Velasquez) then lost the next ones. I really believe I can be the champion again. I really believe if I put my mind in the right place, if I train hard and if I have a good support by my side, I can be the champion again and I can stay there for a long time.Dos Santos hasnt been in the octagon since his second loss to Velasquez 14 months ago — mostly because of a hand injury.Dos Santos said his hands, which have earned him 12 career stoppage victories with outstanding boxing skills, are more than 100 per cent. But in order to get another shot at Velasquez, Dos Santos wants to become a well-rounded fighter who can handle any heavyweights challenges.Im really confident with my boxing skills, he said. But I have jiu-jitsu. I have wrestling. I have muay thai. Why dont I use that too much with my fights? I want to be confident. I want to learn how to be confident to use those things in my fight. If my boxing is not working that well, then lets do jiu-jitsu. You know? Try to find some holes in my opponent.Dos Santos and Miocic (12-1) are headlining a heavyweight-stacked card for the UFCs first live show in Arizona.Struggling contender Alistair Overeem (37-14) is taking on 7-footer Stefan Struve (29-6), who hasnt fought since March 2013 after getting treatment for a heart condition. Heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga and Matt Mitrione also meet on the Fox show, while popular lightweight Nate Diaz came in five pounds heavy for his bout with Rafael Dos Anjos at Fridays weigh-in.Although Dos Santos place among the worlds best heavyweights isnt in doubt, Miocic hopes to join him with an upset victory. The part-time firefighter and paramedic from Cleveland who has won three straight fights expects the best Junior weve seen.Hes been a champion of the world, Miocic said. Itll be a great fight. I hope everyone knows my name (after I win).The winner of Saturdays main event will be in the mix for a title shot in 2015, whether the belt-holder is Velasquez or interim champ Fabricio Werdum. When Velasquez was forced to pull out of his defence in Mexico City in October due to a knee injury, Werdum stopped Mark Hunt and took the interim title.To get a shot at either title belt, Dos Santos knows he must best Miocic with conviction.I do think I need to do something impressive on Saturday night, he said. I want to show that Im still here and Im a top fighter. Air Jordan 11 Retro Australia . After a tight first half, the Croatians took command in Reykjavik after Skulason was dismissed for a professional foul in the 51st minute, but couldnt find a way past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson and his packed defence. Eduardo had a weak shot cleared away from near the goalline after barely a minute for Croatia, whose substitute Ivica Olic forced a fine reaction save from Halldorsson in the 55th. Cheap Air Jordan 11 Australia . The Philadelphia left fielder clubbed a tiebreaking, solo home run in the seventh inning, and the Phillies edged the Red Sox, 2-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Citizens Bank Park.PHILADELPHIA -- Its far from a coincidence that the Edmonton Oilers went big with the third pick in the NHL draft. In taking German centre Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers added some much-needed size and depth at a position of great importance. "Its not a stretch to say were really happy and think that we filled a tremendous need for our hockey club and I think is going to have a real significant impact over time with our team," general manager Craig MacTavish said Friday night. "You combine him with our No. 1 pick last year (Darnell Nurse), and we start to see some size and quite a bit of character continue to come into our dressing room." Beyond 2011 No. 1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the Oilers are thin at centre. And in Draisaitl, the highest-drafted German in NHL history, they get a six-foot-one, 208-pound player who has drawn comparisons to Anze Kopitar and Jaromir Jagr. Playing for the WHLs Prince Albert Raiders, Draisaitl had 38 goals and 67 assists in 64 games this past season as he developed his defensive game and faceoff prowess. Hes from Cologne but came to develop in the Canadian junior system and will remain in North America this summer to train. There are still things Draisaitl believes he needs to improve this off-season but the physically mature 18-year-old also thinks hell be ready to play in the NHL in 2014-15. MacTavish cant make such a guarantee. "Obviously we project the team to be much more productive and much deeper than we were this year, and thatll be a significant factor," he said. "We want to make sure that if we do put young kids into our lineup that they have a chance to have success, and thatll be a big factor along with how well he adapts to the NHL game at training camp." Just having a chance to earn a spot at training camp is a nice opportunity for Draisaitl, who understands he wont just be handed a job playing alongside Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. "Im going to have to do my job and earrn my spot if I want to play in that league and on that team," Draisaitl said. Air Jordan 11 For Sale Australia. "I think theyre moving forward for sure and they made some good trades, (David) Perron, and the guys are getting older and more mature. This is just awesome right now." Draisaitl was thrilled to put on the same orange and blue of Edmonton stars of the past, most of whom had their primes before he was born. "Theyve had so many great players on their team: Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, MacTavish -- all those guys are stars in the league, and wearing the same jersey as they do is unbelievable," he said. MacTavish joked that he owed Draisaitl $100 for dropping his name in that group. More importantly for the GMs current job, he hopes Draisaitl can develop into an important piece of this already young core. Draisaitl fills a specific role, too, as the Oilers seek a variety of talent at forward. "(He) protects the puck and is a real offensive-zone player," MacTavish said. "Weve got a lot of skill, but were in need of somebody down low thats capable of sustaining the play. We have David Perron that fits that bill and now Leon will be a guy that can really protect the puck." If Draisaitl develops as scouts expect, he would slot in as the Oilers No. 2 centre of the future. His size mixed with Halls speed could be a tantalizing combination. "Hes probably the fastest skater in the league and hes an exciting player to watch," Draisaitl said. "It might be a good fit, but you never know." MacTavish would love to spend Saturday adding more depth to the organization, but the Oilers dont have a second- or a third-round pick after trades for Perron and goaltender Ben Scrivens. And he doesnt expect to be able to get into the second. "Well be sitting on our hands, it looks like, through the second or third round," MacTavish said. 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