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Most believed former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos punched his top contender ticket when he knocked out Mark Hunt on Saturday with a spinning heel kick. UFC president Dana White subsequently confirmed during the UFC 160 post-fight press conference that dos Santos will in fact face current champion Cain Velasquez for a third time.
“No brainer,” White said of arranging Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3. “If there was ever a trilogy, that’s it right there. You look at the way both fights went: Junior destroys him in the first fight, Cain destroys him in the second fight, I can’t wait to see the third fight.
“They both looked awesome tonight. They’re the two best heavyweights in the world. That’s the fight.”
Velasquez solidified his status as the planet’s baddest 265-pounder by mauling Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for the second time in 364 days in Saturday’s main event. Dos Santos took center stage the bout prior and showcased his expanding repertoire by putting Hunt to sleep with the impromptu highlight reel strike.
It took dos Santos all of 64 seconds to take Velasquez’s strap from him in their November 2011 encounter. Velasquez returned the favor by posting a lopsided unanimous decision victory in December to reclaim his throne.
White has no idea when or where Part III will go down. He hinted it’s possible the trilogy could headline the launch of Fox Sports 1 on August 17. However, don’t bank on the blockbuster bout being offered on free TV.
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Junior dos Santos won the UFC heavyweight title in 2011 by beating Cain Velasquez at UFC on FOX, but he gave it back to Velasquez a year later. Reflecting on his December loss to Velasquez, JDS says he overtrained for the fight. Dos Santos told Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole that he peaked about 15 days [...]
Now that “UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1AM ET/10PM PT.
In addition to UFC president Dana White (Pictured), Cain Velasquez, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Junior dos Santos, Mark Hunt and the card’s other...
How can you boo JDS? Really, how can you? Did the entire arena that booed JDS at UFC 155 in his losing effort against Cain Velasquez realize they were booing:
A. One of the nicest guys in the sport?
B. One of the most hardworking?
C. They were kind of booing for no reason? I can’t recall the last time someone got booed for getting beat up for 25 minutes. What a weird moment...
The story Saturday night at UFC 160 in Vegas is the fight between two titans of the Octagon, Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. However, at the weigh-in the story (at least for me) is Mike Tyson.No, Iron Mike is not coming out of retirement and stepping in to fight Nick Diaz or anything. It's the look on his face when Khabib Nurmagomedov and Abel Trujillo squared off during the...
Is “UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II” worth its $54.95 pay-per-view price tag? I mean, the two featured fights aren’t even expected to be close.
As a matter of fact, the only main card bout that should be competitive is the welterweight affair with Mike Pyle and Rick Story. Other than that, the other four showcase scraps should be landslides – that is if you were to ask...
UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez shows no mercy, not even to
“UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II” will be jumping off Saturday inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Facebook kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming three preliminary bouts at approximately 6:35PM ET/3:35PM PT.
Fans simply have to “Like” the UFC’s Facebook page in order to watch the scraps live.
FX will then broadcast the remaining four prelims starting...
When fans descended on Sin City for UFC 160 they knew that chances were they would have one if not two solid heavyweight fights on their hands. Cain Velasquez did his part against Antonio Silva, but did Junior Dos Santos do his part against Mark Hunt?
Junior is known as a boxer so the fact that he came out with his spinning, round house kick...
The heavyweights return to Pay-Per-View on Saturday night for UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
A pair of heavyweight clashes top the card as Mexican-American kingpin Cain Velasquez defends his heavyweight throne in a rematch against Brazilian behemoth Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, while former juggernaut Junior dos Santos looks...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II” event will be tipping the scale today inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT.
Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition.
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva challenges heavyweight...
In the UFC 160 main event and co-main event of the evening, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos both proved why they are the top of the heap in the Heavyweight division, with each man earning impressive stoppage victories over their opponents.
Main Event Breakdown: Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva
They say when two fighters are fighting each other for the 2nd time, don’t expect the fight to look anything like the first fight. For the most part that’s incredibly true. Take a look at the vast majority of rematches and trilogies in this sport and you will see differences in each fight. This fight...
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via first-round TKO : Pure domination by Cain once again. It’s a truly incredible act, considering the insane size difference in the fight. Bigfoot just couldn’t get anything going once again and Cain was able to time the big man looking to shoot in, connecting with a HUGE uppercut that flattened Silva. Cain then finished him off with...
Main Card Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 1st Round, 1:21) -Junior Dos Santos def. Mark Hunt by KO (3rd Round, 4:18) -Glover Teixeira def. James Te Huna by Submission (Guillotine, 1st Round, 2:38) -T.J. Grant def. Gray Maynard by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 1st Round, 2:07) -Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons by [...]