Brazilian boxer Junior dos Santos was not only the first man to beat Velasquez but he decimated him in 64 seconds. However, it was a completely different story when they squared off for a second time. Dos Santos was unable to pick up a quick KO and instead suffered a brutal beatdown. To his credit, “Cigano” never gave in and kept fighting despite the damage he suffered, but Velasquez whipped him from pillar to post for 25 minutes. Obviously, Velasquez exited their tilt with the belt, setting up what should be an edge-of-your-seat effort next Saturday night in Houston when they conclude the trilogy.
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez was heavily hyped from early on in his career and has lived up to it thus far with a 10-1 mark in the Octagon and two separate stints as UFC champion. He’s quick, powerful, precise, and as dangerous a wrestler as the division has ever seen. Velasquez is out to further cement his legacy as one of the sport’s elite competitors by taking out Junior dos Santos next weekend at UFC 166, potentially adding another big win to a resume full of them. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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