UFC 155 Results: Stars Who Produced Most Impressive Performances

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIDecember 30, 2012

Dec 29, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cain Velasquez attends post fight press conference following UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 155 was a solid pay-per-view with spirited and competitive fights from top to bottom. Even with nearly every fighter involved delivering solid efforts, there were a handful of performances that really stood out.

Here are the fighters that put on the most impressive showings at the MGM Grand Garden on Saturday night.

Myles Jury

Jury's absolute domination of Michael Johnson was very impressive. He completely battered and controlled him on the ground, and he was effective in stand-up as well.

Johnson was considered a top 10 lightweight coming into this matchup. The way Jury handled him has to do wonders for his stock.

I loved Jury's ground game. He could be a force in the next two years in the division.

Erik Perez

I picked Perez to win this fight, but even I was a little surprised by his first-round KO. Perez disposed of Byron Bloodworth, keeping his great momentum in the bantamweight division.

He showed great striking and ground and pound skills. Bloodworth is clearly not a top bantamweight—judging by his two performances in the UFC—but this is the third straight solid performance from Perez.

He is one to watch at bantamweight.

Jim Miller

In the best fight of the night, Miller outlasted fellow submissions specialist Joe Lauzon. Miller showed surprisingly good striking skills and he opened a nasty cut over Lauzon's right eye.

He controlled Lauzon during their time on the mat, but the best part of Miller's win was the overall balance he showed. 

His combination of striking, grappling, submission defense and cardio delivered this win.

Yushin Okami

I admit, I doubted Okami in this fight, but he proved me wrong. He completely befuddled Alan Belcher with his grappling. I thought once Belcher nailed him with the stiff right hand, Okami would fade.

He did nothing of the sort.

In fact, he seemed to increase the body pressure from there. This was the way Okami should have finished his performance against Tim Boetsch at UFC 144. 

Cain Velasquez

Last but not least is the performance of the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. It is rare that you'll ever see a champion dominated the way Junior Dos Santos was on Saturday night.

Dos Santos did KO Velasquez in their first fight, but it wasn't as impressive as Velasquez's reciprocating performance. 

He out-fought Dos Santos in stand-up and used his strength to control him against the cage for the entire night. From the moment Velasquez landed the huge over hand right on Dos Santos' chin in the first round, he was in complete control.

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