The saying anything can happen is often used in sports for obvious reasons, but when a fight ends in such a fashion as the main event did tonight it still shocks us. Whether or not you thought Junior Dos Santos would walk out of the Octagon with the UFC heavyweight belt, you didn’t see it coming like it did tonight on network television.
An overhand right to temple of Cain Velasquez dropped and dazed the champion less than a minute into the fight. Dos Santos quickly jumped on Velasquez, throwing punches and hammerfists until the fight was stopped just 64 seconds after it started.
What a night and what a fight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s network debut on FOX.
205 lbs.: Aaron Rosa defeated Matt Lucas by Majority Decision (28-28, 30-26, 30-26)
170 lbs.: Mike Pierce defeated Paul Bradley by Split Decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
135 lbs.: Alex Caceres defeated Cole Escovedo by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
145 lbs.: Robert Peralta defeated Mackens Semerzier by 3rd rd. TKO
135 lbs.: Darren Uyenoyama defeated Norifumi Yamamoto by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
170 lbs.: DaMarques Johnson defeated Clay Harvison by 1st rd. TKO
145 lbs.: Ricardo Lamas defeated Cub Swanson by 2rd rd. Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
145 lbs.: Dustin Poirier defeated Pablo Garza by 2nd rd Submission (Darce Choke)
155 lbs.: Ben Henderson defeated Clay Guida by Unaimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
265 lbs.: Junior dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez by 1st rd KO