Removing Daniel Cormier from the equation, Dos Santos has been considered the #2 heavyweight in MMA for a long time (and #1 after he knocked Velasquez out in 2011). While he dropped down a peg or two after losing on Saturday night, there’s no doubt JDS has the ability to reclaim the spot before the end of next year. If that’s the case, and Velasquez continues on his current path, there will be talk of a fourth fight between the two. Though it’s a nice thought, in reality Velasquez made it clear he’s the vastly superior fighter outside of getting caught with a singular, evening-ending strike. He pummeled “Cigano” for a second straight time and, in general, has a lot more weapons to work with than the Brazilian boxer.
The State of Texas isn’t exactly renowned when it comes to education, and the Octagon doesn’t make for a traditional classroom, but fans tuning in to UFC 166 certainly exited the Houston-based event with some nice nuggets of knowledge concerning the involved competitors. From start to finish the event featured a little bit of everything, from Disappointingly Plodding Performances A to Furious Fisticuffs 101. Here are five of the lessons learned from last weekend’s lineup… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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