Main Event | UFC Heavyweight Championship | 265 lbs
Junior dos Santos defeats Cain Velasquez via KO/TKO at 1:04 of 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)|
|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
Academia Champion (Striking)
|Gym||American Kickboxing Academy|
- 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
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.
Velasquez vs. dos Santos Fight Predictions
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
- Pessoal sigam @pretorianhard para saber como participar da festa que a Pretorian esta preparando para mim.
- 5 days, 4 hours, and 5 minutes
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Voltando pro Brasil agora, amanhã esterei na por ai já. Abraco a todos
- 4 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes
- 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
- graças a Deus leão, deu tudo certo “@BigfootSilva: @junior_cigano leao campeaoooo...”
- 1 day and 46 minutes
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Thank you everyone for the support and tomorrow I will give my best to win this fight
- 16 hours and 50 minutes
- 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
- Here we go! “@danawhite: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS!!! http://t.co/p25nzV1K”
- 17 hours and 15 minutes
- Look who came to visit me, my boy @RamseyNijem he is very nice! http://t.co/Jr3Z2Hhw
- 17 hours and 19 minutes
- Cain just arrived to @UFCONFOX weigh ins! Ready to get this started! - mgmt.
- 21 hours and 32 minutes
- Quero agradecer meus patrocinadores q estão me apoiando: @pretorianhard, Gillette, Renato Saraiva, Totvs, Bony Açaí, Colégio Analise!
- 1 day, 12 hours, and 20 minutes
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Shout out to my sponsors @dethrone @BSNFinishFirst @MilwaukeeTool @LugzLifestyle @MicroTechBUZZ @Oak_Grove_Tech @CaliWheelsSJ Support them!
- 4 days, 15 hours, and 11 minutes
- Live on CNN Espanol now- Tune in! Ready for @UFCONFOX this Saturday! @UFCLatino http://t.co/pn3Iz1Hu
- 4 days, 21 hours, and 55 minutes
- Valeu Leão! Rs “@BigfootSilva: @Luiz_Dorea boa viagem e boa sorte rumo ao titulo @junior_cigano”
- 6 days, 1 hour, and 52 minutes
- 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
- Bom dia a todos! Estou a caminho de Mais um treino na academia Champion.
- 1 week, 9 hours, and 48 minutes
- 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