After watching both Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez do their thing at UFC 146, how could you not want to see these two fight again?
In the co-main event slot, we saw Cain Velasquez remind everyone how he became the UFC heavyweight champion. His relentless assault against poor UFC newcomer Antonio Silva left him a bloody mess with no shot at victory. Velasquez put the pressure on early and simply did not stop until he had his hand raised.
Not to be outdone, Junior dos Santos reminded us why he is considered the best heavyweight in the world. Despite a solid attempt in the beginning of the first round, Frank Mir was never able to drag the champion to the mat and that was the beginning of the end.
Simply put, the only way to beat Junior dos Santos is to put him on his back. Unfortunately for his opponents, he's made that look nearly impossible as nearly everyone he's fought has been forced to fight the fight at his pace and into his style.
Dos Santos stalked Mir and forced him into mistakes then bullied him with barrage after barrage of bombs that eventually left the challenger unable to defend himself anymore.
What UFC 146 showed us is that these two undeniably stand alone in the division (at least as long as Alistair Overeem remains in the shadows). We got to see this fight once, but it largely failed to deliver on the hype.
One perfectly landed Dos Santos overhand right that struck right behind the ear finished the fight early and Dos Santos was named champion. This time around the result may still be the same but the fight is almost guaranteed to bring more excitement. After watching both of these fierce heavyweights lay two solid opponents to waste, we must see these two cross paths again—it earns No. 1 billing in these power rankings.