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Entering Saturday night, UFC president Dana White dubbed the rubber match between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) and Junior dos Santos as “the biggest trilogy in MMA history.” I’m not going to debate that, but I will say Part III looked an awful lot like Part II. Only this time, instead of taking a lopsided unanimous decision victory, Velasquez was able to finish off the Brazilian. Velasquez ate some heavy shots, but continued to power through and grind his way to the winner’s circle. Dos Santos showed the heart of a true champion by continuing to unleash bombs throughout the shootout, though Velasquez’s relentless ways proved too much in the end. Speaking of end, dos Santos attempted a desperation standing choke in the 5thRound. However, Velasquez easily escaped and dos Santos slammed his own head into the canvas on the way down. Referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight before Velasquez could pounce. The official time came at 3:09 in the final frame. Velasquez now joins UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia and Brock Lesnar as the Octagon’s only heavyweight champions to defend the throne two times in a row. According to White, Fabricio Werdum is tentatively up next for Velasquez. UFC 166 took place inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Please click the media player below to watch the highlights: Video: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos

Velasquez finishes Dos Santos

Cain Velasquez said for weeks leading up to his UFC 166 main event bout against Junior Dos Santos that this would be the end of their rivalry and a third fight between the pair of heavyweight behemoths would be the last. The series was tied at one win a piece heading into Saturday night with each fight ending emphatically, leaving no doubt who was the winner. With a chance to cement...

Werdum likely next up for Velasquez

The fight world is so forward-moving, so unforgiving that within an hour of partaking in the most physically taxing matchup of his career, Cain Velasquez was already being made to answer questions about when he would be ready to compete again. Mercifully, UFC president Dana White stepped in to offer him a brief respite, but that was only after he reiterated the same plan he'...

All Hail the King: Cain Velasquez

From the nosebleeds seats of the Toyota Center in Houston, the main event of UFC 166 probably looked like a replay of the second Cain Velasquez v. Junior Dos Santos fight.  If you paid close attention, however, you probably noticed some subtle differences—the most notable being Dos Santos’ improved takedown defense. That was without a […]The post All Hail the King: Cain Velasquez...

‘UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, Roy Nelson, Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez, Diego...

The 3 Questions for Junior Dos Santos

Guillermo Sida – October 16, 2013 UFC 166 is one of the most anticipated cards of the year. The card’s main event features a rubber match between UFC heavyweights Junior Dos Santos (16-2) vs. Champion Cain Velasquez (12-1). The fight takes place in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center Saturday October 19, 2013. Dos Santos won the first meeting with a 64 second knockout in round...

Cain Velasquez busts up JDS in a night of classics: Full UFC 166 results with replays

Dana White and Joe Rogan called it the greatest night of fights in UFC history, and UFC 166 certainly delivered, but let’s all take a minute to really think about if it was the greatest card ever. Yes, Cain and JDS put on an epic fight to finish their trilogy, with Cain ultimately DESTROYING JDS with a never-ending flurry to turn his face from nice guy JDS to something resembling...

Dana White Admits UFC Struggling to Keep Fighters Active

There’s no winning when you’re UFC president Dana White. One one hand, some fans complain there are too many events with insignificant bouts throughout the year. On the other hand, fans scream to the high heavens when the promotion cuts solid fighters. White offers up a simple, yet realistic, explanation for both arguments – look at former flyweight top contender John Dodson...

Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – UFC 166 Recap, Cain is the Man

Brian and Steve look back at UFC 166 from over the weekend including Cain Velasquez retaining the heavyweight championship with a dominating win against Junior dos Santos, the all-time classic between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez and the rest of the card, who could be next for Velasquez, Daniel Cormier moving to light heavyweight and the upcoming UFC Fight Night show headlined...

Dana White: Junior dos Santos’ Corner Should Have Thrown in the Towel at UFC 166

In war, waiving the white flag is the universal sign that you have surrendered. In fighting, a corner throwing the white towel in the ring signifies the same thing. According to UFC president Dana White, Junior dos Santos’ (pictured) corner should have been heaving every towel within arm’s reach into the Octagon during the third round of Saturday’s lopsided loss to heavyweight...

DC: “I need to make a statement”

Former Olympic wrestler and unbeaten UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier will be pulling double duty this weekend at UFC 166 . Not only with the American Kickboxing Academy wrestling coach be there to support his close friend and training partner Cain Velasquez as he defends his UFC heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos, but "DC" will be stepping into the cage himself...

Dana White: UFC 166 Was the Best Card in UFC History

UFC President Dana White spoke with Ariel Helwani after the UFC 166 fight card and discussed the extraordinary card and the amazing fights that took place on it including the epic trilogy fight between heavyweight Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos as well as the ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate between Giber Melendez and Diego Sanchez. Watch the interview below:

White: “Best card we’ve ever done”

"I think it's the best card we've ever done. Top to bottom, the fights were unbelievable." Those were UFC President Dana White's thoughts moments after Cain Velasquez successfully defended the heavyweight title in the main event of what was an outstanding night of fights at UFC 166. In the video above, UFC on FOX correspondent Ariel Helwani takes a quick look...

Dana White: Gilbert Melendez “Right Back in the Mix” for Title Shot

Gilbert Melendez, along with the help of Diego Sanchez, put on one of the greatest contest in UFC history on Saturday night. It was a fight so entertaining, Joe Rogan referred to it as the “wildest, craziest and most entertaining fight” he had ever seen. The Houston crowd reached deafening volumes during the contest as both men traded blows to the final bell. Melendez, who won...
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