Originally written December 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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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 interview. Dos Santos wrested the belt from Velasquez 13 months ago at UFC on FOX 1 in a bout that lasted only a little more than a minute. It was later made public later that Velasquez entered that bout with a knee injury that limited his mobility. A healthy Velasquez was the aggressor, shooting for dos Santos' leg repeatedly early in the bout. But it was his punching power -- something that dos Santos is more known for -- that did the damage, starting with an overhand right that stumbled dos Santos in the first round. "He's a tough dude," Velasquez said. "I knew that Junior was a...
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