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Junior Dos Santos Stops Cain Velasquez at 1:04 of Rd. 1:
It was a historic but short night for professional cage fighting. The UFC made it's network Tv debut featuring a heavyweight clash between Champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos. The fight itself was short enough that it is hard to have a serious take on it either way. Cain elected to use his standing skills to try and work around the obvious power of Dos Santos and for a minute (give or take) it worked. He was able to hammer home a few hard low kicks and even get off a right hand or two, but it was all erased by one sky high over hand right from Junior that floored the champion and a few follow up right hands the fight was waived off. JDS was emotional during the post fight interview with Joe Rogan and rightfully.
Was this the best foot forward for the move to network TV? Could have been worse, but my guess is that both the UFC and Fox were expecting this fight to go a touch longer, even though they didn't roll out the main event until 9:40 which left them exactly 20 minutes to finish a potentially 25 minute fight.
Key word is potentially.
It was a tough fight for Cain, considering the game plan coming in, and Junior came in on point, with that said I don't see Brock Lesnar or Alistair Overeem having a chance in their pending showdown. Props to ironforgesiron for the gif.