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Heavyweight showdown in Houston

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Damon Martin

Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the sport since 2004. His work has been published in CNN, Bleacher Report, MMAWeekly.com, Yahoo! Sports, UFC.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He also co-hosts The Great Debate Radio MMA podcast, and has appeared on ESPN Radio and SportsNet Radio. Follow him on Twitter.

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Houston Rockets star center Dwight Howard and guard James Harden are always down for a battle on the basketball court, but on Thursday they probably weren't chomping at the bit for a fight when they met some special guests courtesy of the UFC.

Howard and Harden came face to face with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior dos Santos at the Toyota Center in Houston for a few minutes this week.


Dwight versus The Might

The two standout Houston Rockets players even got the chance to hold the UFC title Velasquez will be defending on their home court on Saturday night, but he couldn't let them hang onto it for too long or Howard and Harden might have had a fight on their hands.

While both former NBA All-Stars are warming up for the basketball season about to start, Velasquez and Dos Santos will rule Houston at UFC 166 on Saturday night in the main event with the heavyweight title up for grabs.


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