Cain Velasquez overcomes Junior Dos Santos’ mad resilience to retain Heavyweight title
Dos Santos was quite thoroughly dominated by undisputed heavyweight champ Velasquez, one eye covered with blood and the other completely swollen up, and yet Velasquez couldn’t quite finish him off until the fifth and final round where he tried to force a guillotine and fell on his head, only then he turtled up until referee Herb Dean stopped the fight. Either way it didn’t seem that it was possible to snatch the well deserved win from the Velasquez. It’s heartbreaking, really, ’cause Dos Santos seems like an incredibly nice person, and he was showing a lot of heart, kept himself up even when he was getting hurt really badly, very much like their previous encounter with each other.
Velasquez did an intelligent job by trying to keep the fight as boring as possible. He had his Brazilian opponent’s back on the fence practically the entire bout. Although Dos Santos paced himself and never seemed to have lost power to throw bombs, Velasquez was way quicker, accurate and had the better game plan, which was controlling the clinch all the way. Cain Velasquez 2 – 1 Junior Dos Santos and this rivalry is still not over as the optimistic Dos Santos promised after the fight that he will come back stronger to fight Velasquez again, and I certainly can’t wait for that. By the way, did you know that Dos Santos is only 29 year old? LOL, right?
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez the best UFC fight ever?
It was a mad, mindless crazy exchange of punches in rounds 2 and 3 between these two and it was all initiated by the already badly cut and bloodied up Sanchez. He probably knew he was losing on the judges scorecard so he tried to tempt Melendez into making a mistake. Like crazy brave dumbass, he just kept taunting and swinging punches blindly while absorbing Melendez’ more significant punches. Although Melendez did get caught once by an uppercut, Sanchez couldn’t make the most of it and Melendez was more accurate with his attacks. The decision did correctly go to Melendez in the end. Joe Rogan called it the greatest fight he has ever seen in his life. I’m not so sure about that but it was definitely one of the most entertaining one of the year thus far. And Sanchez gruesome wide-open cut above his eye? How does he ignore that completely?! It looks fuckin’ nasty!
Roy “The Big Country” Nelson loses again as he fails to connect with his only arsenal
Everyone knows Nelson’s haymaker is probably the most powerful knockout punch in the world of MMA… but unfortunately that seems to be the problem now. When his opponent, like Daniel Cormier this time, is a target that moves and reacts way faster than him, he’s gotta have a second plan… like taking the fight to the ground for an instance? But no, he’d rather not show off his BJJ black belt skills he got from Renzo Gracie. I didn’t get it when Dana White said he’s the stupidest person he’s ever met, but now I do. This fatty might have a tough chin and will never be knocked out but if he doesn’t change, he’ll probably keep on losing via judges decision and will never get to the Heavyweight title shot in this lifetime.
UFC 166: VELASQUEZ VS. SANTO 3 Results
Fight of The Night: Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
Knockout of The Night: John Dodson
Submission of the Night: Tony Ferguson
Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez (c) def. Junior dos Santos via TKO (slam & punches) | R5 3:09
Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier def. Roy Nelson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Gilbert Melendez def. Diego Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Gabriel Gonzaga def. Shawn Jordan via TKO (punches) | R1 1:33
Flyweight: John Dodson def. Darrell Montague via KO (punches) | R1 4:13
Middleweight: Tim Boetsch def. C.B. Dollaway via Split Decision (30-26, 27-29, 30-26)
Welterweight: Hector Lombard def. Nate Marquardt via KO (punches) | R1 1:48
Women’s Bantamweight: Jessica Eye def. Sarah Kaufman via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lightweight: KJ Noons def. George Sotiropoulos via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Welterweight: Adlan Amagov def. TJ Waldburger via KO (punches) | R1 3:00
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson def. Mike Rio via Submission (d’arce choke) | R1 1:52
Catchweight (148.5 lbs): Andre Fili def. Jeremy Larsen via TKO (punches) | R2 0:53
Bantamweight: Kyoji Horiguchi def. Dustin Pague via TKO (punches) | R2 3:51