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“UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II” took place Saturday inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cain Velasquez promised he would be more aggressive than he was in last November’s encounter with Junior dos Santos, and the former heavyweight champ kept his word in Saturday night’s featured attraction.
After getting put to sleep in merely 64 seconds in their initial scrap, Velasquez came storming back to reclaim his crown. Velasquez battered the Brazilian for 25 minutes to solidify his spot as the division’s top dog.
Velasquez cruised to a lopsided unanimous decision victory.
Quick Results (Play-by-Play):
John Moraga Defeated Chris Cariaso via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:11 in the 3rdRound
Max Holloway Defeated Leonard Garcia Defeated via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Todd Duffee Defeated Phil DeFries via TKO (Punches) at 2:04 in the 1stRound
Myles Jury Defeated Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jamie Varner Defeated Melvin Guillard via Split Decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Erik Perez Defeated Byron Bloodworth via TKO (Strikes) at 3:50 in the 1stRound
Eddie Wineland Defeated Brad Pickett via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Derek Brunson Defeated Chris Leben via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Yushin Okami Defeated Alan Belcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Constantinos Philippou Defeated Tim Boetsch TKO (Punches) at 2:11 in the 3rdRound
Jim Miller Defeated Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cain Velasquez Defeated Junior dos Santos via Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-43, 50-44) (Velasquez captures UFC heavyweight title)
Fight Night Bonuses:
Fight of the Night:
Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller ($65,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
John Moraga ($65,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Todd Duffee ($65,000)
Post-Fight Press Conference Notes:
According to UFC president Dana White, 12,423 fans packed the arena, garnering a live gate of $3.286 million.
White was shocked the main event went to the 5thRound. He thought Velasquez could have finished the fight at any point after the 1stRound.
Dos Santos was taken directly to the hospital and didn’t attend the presser.
White’s open to arranging a rubber match, but noted this scrap was pretty one-sided so dos Santos will likely have to take another fight to get back in the mix.
White admitted the Garcia vs. Holloway fight was very difficult to score. Despite four straight losses, Garcia will not be cut.
White confirmed if Michael Bisping beats Vitor Belfort, he’ll get next shot at the middleweight title.
White admits the co-main and main event saved the lackluster pay-per-view.
Of interesting note, Velasquez took off and left his belt on the podium. Hey, champ. Forget something???
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Cain Velasquez proved to the MMA world that he is the best in the heavyweight division. He put on a dominating performance to recapture the UFC Heavyweight Championship from Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 this past Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For five full rounds, Velasquez pushed the pace and took down Dos Santos at will.
Check out full fight highlights from Velasquez vs...
Cain Velasquez needed more than 64 seconds.
The end result was just as impressive.
Velasquez pounded Junior dos Santos throughout a five-round bout and reclaimed the heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory (50-45, 50-43, 50-44) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
"I knew I was going to come back stronger," Velasquez said in the post-fight broadcast...
It didnt take much longer than the 64 seconds Junior dos Santos required to seize the UFC heavyweight belt last year for the Brazilian striker to realize he didnt get the best of Cain Velasquez.
At the interview afterward, I saw how disappointed his was in his performance, dos Santos told FOXSports.com through an interpreter. I know this time Cain will be giving it his all. Hes...
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos is extremely disappointed with what took place inside the Octagon this past Saturday night inside as he faced off against Cain Velasquez...
UFC 155 saw former champ Cain Velasquez regain his heavyweight title in a five round thrilling battle against the durable Junior dos Santos. The Mexican heavyweight came in as a slight underdog after a KO loss to dos Santos in their first outing but proved that, when healthy, Velasquez is a completely different fighter. Whilst the main event and co-main event made up for a lackluster PPV...
It didn't take much longer than the 64 seconds Junior dos Santos required to seize the UFC heavyweight belt for the Brazilian striker to realize he didn't get the best of Cain Velasquez the first time around.
"At the interview afterward, I saw how disappointed his was in his performance," dos Santos told FOXSports.com through an interpreter. "I know this time...
WHO'S THE CHAMP
Cain Velasquez beat Junior dos Santos at UFC 155 to regain the heavyweight title. Read some details about what went down.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has medically suspended 15 athletes who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez” event.
Alan Belcher (Pictured), Tim Boetsch, Todd Duffee and Michael Johnson could be riding the pine for as long as six months for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps. However, each fighter can return to action sooner with...
Cain Velasquez def. Junior dos Santos via Unanimous Decision (50-45 x3) becomes UFC heavyweight champion for the second time Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3) Constantinos Philippou def. Tim Boetsch via TKO; R3 Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3) Derek Brunson def. Chris Leben via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3) [...]
Top ranked UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum will be closely watching the action inside the Octagon this Saturday night at UFC 155 as heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos faces off against number...
The UFC Heavyweight Championship once again resides on the mantle of Cain Velasquez.
To say that Velasquez beat Junior dos Santos last night would not do it justice. He overwhelmed, frustrated, bloodied and dominated the Brazilian to comfortably knock him off his perch and take back what he lost a little over 14 months ago.
Velasquez wasn’t the only one to grab meaningful and consequential...
The fighters taking part in tomorrow’s UFC 155 event took to the scales today in anticipation for the big fight card.
The main event is set as both Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez made the 265lbs weight limit. They will battle in a rematch for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
Check out the full weigh in results below.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
• Junior dos...
Following tonight’s UFC 155 main card keep it locked to MMASucka.com for the post-fight press conference.
Expected to meet with the media is UFC President Dana White, as well as main event fighters Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez. Also in attendance will be some of the other big winners from the UFC 155 event.
The post-fight press conference will begin at approximately 10...
Pro wrestling talent took to their Twitter accounts to comment on last night’s title change at UFC 155. Here are some of their posts.
Steve Austin: “Congratulations to Cain Velasquez. Helluva damn performance. One bad ass cat. #UFC Dos Santos’ heart, strength, and durability so impressive”
Alberto Del Rio: “Cainnnnn awesone… Welcome back to school Dos Santos”