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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
“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...
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...
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...
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) [...]
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.
UFC 155: DOS SANTOS VS. VELASQUEZ 2Date: December 29, 2012Location: Las Vegas, NevadaVenue: MGM Grand Garden ArenaBroadcast: Pay-per-view, FX, FacebookMAIN (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez - for heavyweight titleJoe Lauzon vs. Jim MillerTim Boetsch vs. Constantinos PhilippouAlan Belcher vs. Yushin OkamiDerek Brunson vs. Chris LebenPRELIMINARY...