UFC 155: Cain Velasquez dominates Junior Dos Santos to regain title
UFC Heavyweight Title: Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez
Dos Santos, the UFC champion, is undefeated at 9-0 in the UFC and finished 7 of those 9 opponents. He relies on his excellent boxing and a ground game refined with his legendary mentor Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira. He also has a reputation as one of the nicest people in the sport, a beloved figure in his native country of Brazil. Velasquez's only MMA loss came to Dos Santos and he has been pegged as a future champion from his start in the sport. He mixes excellent wrestling, solid striking and perhaps the best cardio of any heavyweight in the sport. Dos Santos knocked out in 64 seconds a year ago and Velasquez is gunning for revenge.
Round 1. Velasquez presses forward at the start. He fires in a few punches and then takes Dos Santos down. Dos Santos stands right back up. Velasquez then dives in wildly for another takedown attempt that doesn't come close. Velasquez throws a few punches and gets caught with a counter. Velasquez charges in for another takedown but it is again defended. Velasquez lands a straight right punch but Dos Santos easily avoids another takedown attempt. Dos Santos catches Velasquez with a few jabs as Velasquez comes in. Velasquez lands a body kick but Dos Santos brushes off another takedown attempt with ease. Velasquez grabs a clinch and lands a knee to the body. Dos Santos lands a nice counter hook and there is a minor cut on Velasquez. Velasquez drops Dos Santos with a heavy overhand right punch and looks to finish him with punches on the ground. Dos Santos is just covering up but Velasquez isn't landing particularly strong punches. Dos Santos finally stands back up but Velasquez pulls him back down. Velasquez opens up with punches on the ground and fires in punches as the round concludes. 10-8 Velasquez. Dos Santos staggers back to his corner. He's in a world of trouble.