The bout was reminiscent of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" or Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Luckily, the rematch didn't end in another 64-second knockout. The world finally got to see what Velasquez and Dos Santos were truly about. Fans were treated to a wild and entertaining scrap involving the top-two heavyweights in the world.
In the end, Velasquez routed Dos Santos for the unanimous decision to recapture the UFC heavyweight title.
After the fight, Dos Santos grabbed the microphone from UFC commentator Joe Rogan, looked into the camera and spoke the same words Velasquez spoke when he lost the title a year ago.
"I'm going to come back, and I'm going to take my belt again," he said.
A great heavyweight rivalry was born on Saturday night. As of now, Velasquez and Dos Santos seem to be on an island in terms of skill in comparison to the rest of the heavyweight division.
Seeing as they are both incredibly young fighters, it wouldn't be surprising to see this rivalry extend to four or five fights.
For now, here are five reasons Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2 exceeded expectations.