The biggest fight in recent MMA history is here. UFC on FOX with Cain vs. JDS as the main event of the evening. Hard to believe it’s finally happening and it’s on free TV. I am confident that Dos Santos will be the new heavyweight champion, but this is such a close fight. Velasquez has the wrestling and solid boxing. Dos Santos has the best boxing at HW and has shown superb takedown defense. Neither one of them has done much in the way of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or shown submission skills but we could be in for a surprise. One of them will suffer their first career UFC loss, and if Cain loses it’s his first defeat in his entire MMA career. It’s a sick sick fight and the commentary is after the jump.
Since this is the only fight broadcast tonight, these are the results of the preliminary card bouts:
Aaron Rosa def. Matt Lucas via majority decision
Mike Pierce def. Paul Bradley via split decision
Alex Caceres def. Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision
Robert Peralta def. Mackens Semerzier via TKO (punches) in round 3 – This might be overturned to a No Contest as Mackens was clearly jarred by a headbutt before the stoppage
Darren Uyenoyama def. Kid Yamamoto via unanimous decision
DeMarques Johnson def. Clay Harvison via KO (punches) in round 1
Ricardo Lamas def. Cub Swanson via submission (arm-triangle choke) in round 2
Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via submission (D’arce choke) in round 2
Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via incredibly awesome unanimous decision to earn title shot against Frankie Edgar in February. That was one of the best fights I’ve ever seen.
Cain Velasquez (champion) vs. Junior Dos Santos (challenger)
Round 1 – Big John McCarthy is the referee. Holy crap this fight is actually happening on free TV. Early leg kick by Cain. He half-shoots for a takedown and JDS avoids easily. Nice left hook by Cain. Another leg kick by Cain and A HUGE RIGHT HAND DROPS CAIN! OH CAIN IS IN HUGE TROUBLE! JUNIOR FIRES AWAY AND CAIN IS COVERING UP!!! LEFT HANDS AND HAMMERFISTS AND JUNIOR DOS SANTOS IS THE NEW UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
Official result: Junior Dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez via TKO (punches) at 1:04 of round 1 and is the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
The right hook landed right on the side of Cain’s head and he was on queer street.
Well uh….see you all for Pacquiao vs. Marquez GIFs tonight.