Originally posted on hov-mma  |  Last updated 12/30/12

Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez made their sequel to 'Gone in 64 seconds' last night in Vegas. It was called '25 minutes of Vengeance', and it was Velasquez who swung the hammer this time. From bell to bell Velasquez put it on JDS in every aspect of the fight. It became clear as the fight wore on who the best Heavyweight in the world today truly is. Don't worry Dos Santos fans, a trilogy fight is inevitable, and Junior will have plenty of time to make adjustments. 

The Stats:

Velasquez landed 111 significant strikes at a 50 % clip. That's a little over a dozen less than what Bendo landed on Diaz in Seattle earlier this month but let's take a moment to think about this - these are Heavyweights. Junior dos Santos got hit a total of 210 times by this 240 pound beast in 25 minutes. Maybe Nike can invest in a limited edition JDS icepacks and Advil bottles. JDS landed 66 of 146 strikes and went 0'fer in the takedown department. 

Cain telegraphed plenty of takedowns early looking to put the pressure on JDS from the get go. It looked kind of goofy at first but in hindsight you can obviously see that it wore JDS down and took him off his game. He was forced to think for the first time in his UFC career and he never found his rhythm. If JDS can work on his muay thai a little a knee to the face would be smart next time around. Velasquez hit 11 out of 33 takedowns. The lone knockdown Cain scored early was a significant one, although Dos Santos wasn't quick to admit it during the post-fight interview, it was the first time he felt the true power of Velasquez. That's something you cannot train for. 

The Decision: 

Cain Velasquez improves to 11-1 career, 9-1 in the UFC with a 50-45, 50-43, 50-44 unanimous decision victory over Junior dos Santos who falls to 15-2 career, suffering his first defeat in his 10th career UFC fight.  What's Next? Cain Velasquez will get the rare opportunity to make a successful title defense after already losing the strap once before. Expect him to get the winner of Overeem vs. Bigfoot Silva, a fight that will take place on the promotions annual 'Super Saturday' card on February 2nd right back in Vegas. 

AKA has the blueprint hanging up in their gym on how to beat JDS now. Daniel Cormier, win or lose in Oklahoma against Dion Staring come January 12th should get the chance to take on JDS next. If he can win it makes him the true #2 Heavyweight in the world, and forces the two training partners to make a big decision on whether or not they'll fight each other. It could be Koscheck and Fitch all over again, I just don't see these two friends mixing it up outside of a sparring session. Cormier can drop to LHW and get an immediate shot at Jones if he keeps winning at HW and if Cain can defeat Overeem (or Bigfoot) we'll likely see a trilogy fight between him and Dos Santos in the coming years. 

Video Highlights:

image via foxsports

stats via fightmetric

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win

Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Top eight takeaways from NFL Honors awards

Report: Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Brett Favre Hall of Fame discussion took less than 10 seconds

WATCH: Pop wishes Kobe well in heartfelt message

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eric Berry named NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Cam Newton to be named NFL MVP

Ezekiel Elliott hung out with Jim Brown

Rickie Fowler taunted by fans over his ex-girlfriend

Roger Goodell speaks about future of Pro Bowl in annual address

Mike Krzyzewski provides an update on his health

Another star confirmed for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Winners and losers from 2016 Hall of Fame vote

Brett Favre, Tony Dungy headline Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Terrell Owens says he was not elected to Hall of Fame

Bruins prospect hit in throat with puck, taken to hospital

WATCH: Mavs rookie laughed at for trash talking Spurs bench

Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

Three keys to victory for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50

Torrey Smith: ‘This is probably the best offense’ for Kaepernick

Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along

Under-the-radar Super Bowl 50 matchups

Is Tim Lincecum's run with the San Francisco Giants done?

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker