Velasquez isn’t invincible as evident from his knockout loss to Dos Santos from a few years back, but the heavyweight champ is damn sure close to it. He looked excellent against Dos Santos in their main event meeting, out-striking the Brazilian boxer more often than not before eventually putting him away in the fifth frame. His next fight is extremely easy to predict, as Fabricio Werdum is all but locked into a duel with the dominant divisional king.
MMA fans may have felt like winners after an all-around entertaining show, but half of the competitors taking to the cage last night at UFC 166 actually DID earn a victory at the event. While every instance of success was important, some of the performances were especially impressive and came in high-stake showdowns. There’s no way to know for sure what fate has in store for the triumphant parties but plenty of interesting options are out there. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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