The third match-up between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos was supposed to be the one that decided everything. Each one had a victory over the other, and both cited medical concerns as the main reasons for their respective defeats. Now, with everyone more or less healthy, this was supposed to be the fight to finally let the world know who the UFC’s best heavyweight was.
In the end, it wasn’t even close. Aside from a few admittedly terrifying shots, Velasquez owned Dos Santos from start to finish. Much like his best friend in the UFC, Velasquez doesn’t do anything exceptionally well besides wrestle. But that’s all he needs. His ability to control the other guy’s body, be it against the cage or the mat, demoralizes guys and nullifies their biggest strengths like nothing we’ve ever seen.
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Make no mistake about it: Dos Santos is the second best heavyweight in the UFC. But he is the second best heavyweight in the UFC. There shouldn’t be any more questions, debates or what ifs. He’s not Velasquez’s equal. He’s a notch below.
Check out the highlights from last night’s main event in the video below.