UFC on FOX: Junior dos Santos dethrones Cain Velasquez in Round 1Posted on November 12, 2011, 10:03 PM by Anton Gurevich
Slightly more than 60 seconds were enough for Junior "Cigano" dos Santos to TKO Cain Velasquez LIVE and FREE on FOX. Dos Santos became the first Brazilian to ever hold the UFC Heavyweight belt, after making his way through some of the toughest opponents the division had to offer.
The fight started with Junior dos Santos circling to Cain Velasquez's left, looking to land a hard punch on the Champ's jaw. Velasquez responded with untypical leg kicks that helped to keep distance from dos Santos' striking. Velasquez attempted a takedown after Junior dos Santos' unsuccessful head kick attempt, but the Brazilian defended well and kept the fight standing.
Finally, the turning point came at around 1:00 minute mark of the fight. Cain Velasquez's sluggish right hook showed dos Santos there's nothing to be afraid of in stand-up; the Brazilian got close, and unleashed a nuclear right hook of his own that landed clean on the Champ's temple. Velasquez went down, as Junior dos Santos followed with a vicious ground-and-pound that left "Big" John McCarthy no choice but to stop the action at 1:04 minute mark.
Junior dos Santos improves his MMA record to 14-1 overall and 8-0 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Huge achievement for the Brazilian KO artist, who proves he's currently the #1 Heavyweight on the planet. Junior dos Santos will now face the winner of December 30th fight between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem, with sights on building a legacy in the UFC.