In what was perhaps the most hyped fight in UFC history. Could Brazilian fighter Dos Santos, one of the most well-rounded heavyweight fighters in recent MMA history, withstand the wrestling and knockout power of Velasquez, who returned from a yearlong layoff?
Dos Santos answered those questions in emphatic fashion.
In the first of what will be regular events on FOX, Junior Dos Santos connected with an overhand right that set up a first-round TKO victory over reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
The official UFC on FOX results include:
- Junior Dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez via knockout (punches) – Round 1
- Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2
- Ricardo Lamas def. Cub Swanson via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2 DaMarques Johnson def. Clay Harvison via TKO (punches) – Round 1
- Darren Uyenoyama def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
- Robert Peralta def. Mackens Semerzier via TKO (strikes) – Round 3
- Alex Caceres def. Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Mike Pierce def. Paul Bradley via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
- Aaron Rosa def. Matt Lucas via majority decision (28-28, 30-26, 30-26)