Found May 26, 2013 on Juiced Sports Blog:
Cain Velasquez may very well be an unstoppable force in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight division after witnessing how effortlessly he was able to defend his title in the UFC 160 main event. Even though it was an expected result, Velasquez once again ran through Antonio Silva on Saturday night (May 25, 2013) at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas and did it in equally, if not more impressive fashion than his first victory over "Bigfoot" in May 2012. More importantly than improving to 2-0 in his series against Silva, the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product finally achieved that elusive first title defense and he can now breathe a little bit easier. Velasquez has said in the past he's of the belief a fighter isn't a true champion until they defend their belt, and after striking out on his first title defense against Junior dos Santos in his last title reign, wasn't about to make the same mistake twice. With the Silva portion of his career behind him, Velasquez now moves on to the next challenge, which will come in the form of yet another familiar Brazilian foe in dos Santos — a man who earned a heavyweight title shot with a remarkable spinning wheel kick knockout over Mark Hunt in the UFC 160 co-main event. Dos Santos is just one win removed from a loss to Velasquez at UFC 155, but he is also the only man to hold a victory over the 30-year-old champion and the two have split the first two matches of their rivalry. UFC President Dana White said prior to the event that "Cigano" would get his trilogy bout with Velasquez if he defeated Hunt, and he did just that with a statement finish against "The Super Samoan." Even though they fought just over five months ago, there appears to be no hesitation from Velasquez, dos Santos or the UFC brass to put the trilogy bout together as soon as possible, which — depending on how you look at it — could be a poor idea. Trilogies at the highest level of the sport don't come around too often, but when they do it's something worth garnishing for the biggest fight possible. Perhaps the UFC feels a third fight won't than after Velasquez and dos Santos picked up knockout wins on the same night, but putting a third fight off a while longer would certainly help build intrigue and create more time for the mixed martial arts (MMA) community to distance themselves from the memory of the five-round beating Velasquez put on dos Santos in the second fight. Plus, Velasquez has only fought Silva and dos Santos over the past two-pus years, so seeing him matched up against a fresh face would be an appealing alternative. With that said, though, there aren't any fights in the heavyweight division for Velasquez that jump out as a "must-see." Fabricio Werdum would have an argument for a title shot with a win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in June, and guys like Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Alistair Overeem and even Josh Barnett have done nothing to justify a shot at the belt. The one person Velasquez definitely won't be facing is his good friend and training partner Daniel Cormier. The two fighters are ranked in the top-3 of the heavyweight division, but considering they are teammates at AKA in California, the odds of seeing them fight each other are non-existent. In fact, Cormier is already inching his way towards a drop to the 205-pound weight class. While fans may not be knocking down the door to see the trilogy fight, Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3, which UFC President Dana White called a "no-brainer" after last night, is most likely the match up on the docket as the next heavyweight title fight. Who would you like to see Velasquez face next? Let us know in the comments section below.,

Junior dos Santos had brown urine from overtraining after last fight

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 [...]

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Trilogy Up Next for UFC Heavyweight Division

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...

Junior dos Santos hopes he doesn’t get booed again at UFC 160, and neither do we.

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? Or 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...

UFC 160 weigh-in

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Mike Tyson Steals the Show at UFC 160 Weigh-in

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‘UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II’ Complete Betting Odds

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Junior Dos Santos Does his Part at UFC 160 to Set Up Rematch with Cain Velasquez

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UFC 160: Fight card preview

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‘UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot II’ Live Weigh-In Results

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...

UFC 160 Predictions & Analysis

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UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva results and wrap up

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.

UFC 160 full results: Cain demolishes Bigfoot again, JDS KOs Mark Hunt.

Main Card 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...
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