It didn’t take long for this fight to hit the mat. Silva threw a punch and Velasquez took him down. From that point, Velasquez landed punches and elbows galore. “Bigfoot” was opened up and the referee stood the fight up to get cleared by the doctor. After being cleared Velasquez continued to land punches and elbows from the top position. Finally referee Yves Lavigne pulled Velasquez off of an absolutely obliterated “Bigfoot” Silva.
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva by TKO at 3:36 of Round 1
“Everytime you go in there it’s a new challenge. I knew he was going to be a tough guy to finish and he posed certain threats but I’m happy I was able to go in there and perform. I took my time and waited to get good position to turn it on and finish the fight. I had to get really good posture and sit up in order to get power and land those hard shots. I knew if I kept the speed up the ref would step in and stop it.”
“I couldn’t see anything after I got cut. I was trying to survive in there and get through the round and get wiped off and have the cut fixed so that I can go out there and perform in the second. Congrats to Cain.”