Junior Dos Santos: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown vs. Cain Velasquez

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Junior Dos Santos: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown vs. Cain Velasquez
Photo Credit: Esther Lin/MMA Fighting

If there were ever any doubts that Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez are the two best heavyweights in the world, they were all silenced last weekend at UFC 146.

In the co-main event of the evening, Velasquez looked like the terminator that won the UFC heavyweight title against Brock Lesnar way back at UFC 121, completely outclassing an overwhelmed Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva with his wrestling and ground-and-pound skills en route to a first-round stoppage victory.

Not to be outdone, “Cigano” also showed up in a big way in his heavyweight title defense against Frank Mir in the main event. After stuffing a takedown attempt in the opening minute, Dos Santos put on a boxing clinic against the former two-time UFC champ and eventually put him away with punches in the second round.

With other top contenders Alistair Overeem and Daniel Cormier unable to compete for the UFC title in the next few months, the rematch between Dos Santos and Velasquez is practically set in stone, and fans who felt a bit shorted by their first fight at UFC on FOX last November will get a chance to see the two best heavyweights in the world square off for a second time.

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