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Completed MMA Bout

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos

Main Event | UFC Heavyweight Championship | 265 lbs

Mmaweekly large Junior "Cigano" dos Santos
Mmaweekly large Cain Velasquez

dos Santos
KO/TKO
Round 1

13-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   9-0-0
Climbed to 14-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 9-1
+120 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -140 (Slight Favorite)
Challenger   Title   Champion
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil   Fighting out of   San Jose, California
27 years, 9 months, 1 week, 6 days   Age at Fight   29 years, 3 months, 2 weeks, 1 day
239.0 lbs (108.4 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   249.0 lbs (112.9 kgs)
6'4" (193cm)   Height   6'1" (186cm)
77.0" (196cm)   Reach   77.0" (196cm)
American Top Team (Primary)
Academia Champion (Striking)
  Gym   American Kickboxing Academy
UFC on FOX 1
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
  • Date: Saturday 11.12.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Velasquez Total Disclosed Pay: $100,000
  • dos Santos Total Disclosed Pay: $285,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Heavyweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Velasquez
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Velasquez vs. dos Santos Wiki Update Wiki

Velasquez and Dos Santos took to the Octagon for one of the most pivotal fights in MMA history for the heavyweight title in the UFC's debut on primetime network television.


Velasquez landed a leg kick to start the first round, then landed another as Dos Santos looked to counter with a right hand. Dos Santos shook off a takedown attempt and got hit with a left hook. Dos Santos floored Velasquez with an overhand right then knocked the champion unconscious with follow-up strikes.


The official end came 1:04 into the first round, giving Dos Santos the emphatic KO victory and the UFC Heavyweight Championship.


Speaking with Joe Rogan after the fight, Dos Santos said, "I have no words to express what I'm feeling. It's the most amazing moment of my life." Dos Santos said he was afraid to fight with Velasquez before, and was visibly overcome with emotion during the interview.


Cain apologized to his fans after the fight, claiming he would surely come back stronger and take his belt back.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:34 PM ET
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Velasquez vs. dos Santos Fight Predictions

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Velasquez vs. dos Santos Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

I'd like to give a special thanks to all my twitter followers for all their messages & positive energy to this great achievement in my life
5 days, 4 hours, and 18 minutes
after
Pessoal sigam @pretorianhard para saber como participar da festa que a Pretorian esta preparando para mim.
5 days, 4 hours, and 5 minutes
after
Quero agradecer e mandar um grande abraço a todos meus amigos do @Colegio_Analise que me apoiaram nessa grande conquista em minha vida
5 days, 3 hours, and 58 minutes
after
Obrigado meus queridos twiteiros rsrs por me fortalecerem com suas msgns de apoio e estarem nessa sintonia positiva que me trouxe a vitória
5 days, 1 hour, and 5 minutes
after
Deus é maravilhoso!
5 days and 51 minutes
after
Obrigado a todos pela recepçao que prepararam pra mim hoje na minha chegada aqui em Salvador, foi realmente emocionante. Obrigado!
5 days and 49 minutes
after
Acabei de chegar em São Paulo e encontrei o campeão mundial de boxe olímpico Everton Lopes. No caminho pra Salvador http://t.co/C2vJpq4b
4 days, 17 hours, and 45 minutes
after
Voltando pro Brasil agora, amanhã esterei na por ai já. Abraco a todos
4 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes
after
oss pau no gato rs “@RAFAEL__FEIJAO: @junior_cigano boa muleque vc merece sei de toda sua dedicação pra chegar aonde chegou Team Nogueira
1 day, 1 hour, and 59 minutes
after
@Alistairovereem Thanks you
1 day, 1 hour, and 16 seconds
after
graças a Deus leão, deu tudo certo “@BigfootSilva: @junior_cigano leao campeaoooo...”
1 day and 46 minutes
after
aquilo mesmo “@Ednaldolula: @junior_cigano Irmão, nossa rua só faltou desmoronar com a sua vitória, estamos muito felizes, forte abraço.”
1 day and 45 minutes
after
I'm in LA yet and I'm really really happy firt of all I would like to Thank you guys. You are part of my strength. Thank you
1 day and 31 minutes
after
Olá meus queridos estou em Los Angeles ainda e muito feliz, quero antes de tudo agradecer a vcs que sao grande parte da minha forca Obrigado
1 day and 27 minutes
after
Sorry to all my fans . I expect more from myself and you guys do too. Thank you for all the support.
7 hours and 42 minutes
after
Thank you everyone for the support and tomorrow I will give my best to win this fight
16 hours and 50 minutes
before
Obrigado a todos pelo apoio gente, amanhã é um grande dia e vou lutar com meu coração (Brasileiro) na ponta das minhas luvas! #vitória
16 hours and 56 minutes
before
Here we go! “@danawhite: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS!!! http://t.co/p25nzV1K”
17 hours and 15 minutes
before
Look who came to visit me, my boy @RamseyNijem he is very nice! http://t.co/Jr3Z2Hhw
17 hours and 19 minutes
before
Cain just arrived to @UFCONFOX weigh ins! Ready to get this started! - mgmt.
21 hours and 32 minutes
before
Quero agradecer meus patrocinadores q estão me apoiando: @pretorianhard, Gillette, Renato Saraiva, Totvs, Bony Açaí, Colégio Analise!
1 day, 12 hours, and 20 minutes
before
Boa sorte aos alunos do Colégio Analise que farão vestibular da UFBA dia 12! eu de cinturão e vocês aprovados! @colégio_analise
1 day, 12 hours, and 26 minutes
before
valeu professor oss “@RenzoGracieBJJ: “@mmabrasil: Mestrão, pergunta de um milhão de dólares: Velasquez ou Cigano?” @junior_cigano 100%”
1 day, 15 hours, and 36 minutes
before
On my way to the open workouts.
2 days, 1 hour, and 35 minutes
before
Check out this video http://t.co/3H6AA57j thanks again DCDG. Getting ready for today's @UFCONFOX Open Workouts. Ready for Saturday!
2 days, 2 hours, and 24 minutes
before
Don’t miss the UFC Heavyweight Championship Saturday, live and free on FOX at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT #UFConFOX
2 days, 11 hours, and 48 minutes
before
Just finished press conf. Hope to see all the fans at 4:00 pm @UFC Community Event at Nokia Plaza Great to see all the support! @UFCONFOX
2 days, 22 hours, and 5 minutes
before
A @pretorianhard e a @nswbrasil @nikesportswear se uniram para me dar um presente sinistro. Vejam: http://t.co/RRPbrj1n
2 days, 22 hours, and 46 minutes
before
Guys @pretorianhard and @Nswbrasil @nikesportswear got together to send me this sick gift Check it out: http://t.co/RRPbrj1n
2 days, 22 hours, and 53 minutes
before
Happy Birthday RT @xcfburgess1: @cainmma Can I get a shout out? It's my birthday and im a huge fan of yours. Thanks Cain.
4 days, 14 hours, and 6 minutes
before
Shout out to my sponsors @dethrone @BSNFinishFirst @MilwaukeeTool @LugzLifestyle @MicroTechBUZZ @Oak_Grove_Tech @CaliWheelsSJ Support them!
4 days, 15 hours, and 11 minutes
before
Live on CNN Espanol now- Tune in! Ready for @UFCONFOX this Saturday! @UFCLatino http://t.co/pn3Iz1Hu
4 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes
before
Just landed in LA,
5 days, 3 hours, and 11 minutes
before
Video http://t.co/UPxeB5dg
5 days, 20 hours, and 18 minutes
before
Valeu Leão! Rs “@BigfootSilva: @Luiz_Dorea boa viagem e boa sorte rumo ao titulo @junior_cigano”
6 days, 1 hour, and 52 minutes
before
www.juniordossantos.com.br check it out
1 week, 9 hours, and 45 minutes
before
Good morning everyone I'm on my way to Champion's gym for one more day of training.
1 week, 9 hours, and 46 minutes
before
Bom dia a todos! Estou a caminho de Mais um treino na academia Champion.
1 week, 9 hours, and 48 minutes
before
The big day is coming and I will be counting on the support and positive energy of all you guys. Thank you
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 28 minutes
before
O grande dia está chegando, conto com a torcida e energia positiva de todos voces!
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 35 minutes
before
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