If there was ever any doubt about the likelihood of UFC heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos ending their 1-1 tie inside the Octagon it was erased last night at UFC 160 when both men went on to win their respective rumbles in highlight-reel fashion. Dos Santos picked up his victory by blasting Mark Hunt with a spinning heel kick in the third round of a bout he was already winning, while Velasquez proved concerns about giving Antonio Silva a rematch so soon were just after putting “Bigfoot” down in less than 90 seconds in a title-tilt.
UFC President Dana White confirmed the two would collide again at some point in 2013 assuming each exited the card without any injuries, calling the decision to make the match-up a “no brainer.”
“I really truly believe, and I have for awhile, that Cain is the best heavyweight in the world,” said White to Fuel TV after the event, also giving credit to Dos Santos for his ability to take out an opponent as tough as Hunt.
Dos Santos and Velasquez first faced off in 2011 with “Cigano” scoring a quick knockout. Their second go last December had a far different result with Velasquez dismantling Dos Santos for 25 minutes to land a one-sided decision win.
White’s full take on UFC 160 can be seen below: