Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Until UFC 155 there was little doubt that the best in the Cain Velasquez catalogue came against a comically overmatched and overhyped Brock Lesnar. Velasquez basically tarred and feathered then-champ Lesnar, beating him from pillar to post as the former WWE star and near-NFL commodity bounced around the cage just looking for a place to hide.
After UFC 155 though? Well you have to think that Velasquez securing his second title reign in a seismic thrashing of Junior dos Santos – a much more stern test who also holds a win over Velasquez—is the new top of the heap.
Velasquez outstruck, outgrappled and generally outfought dos Santos for 25 minutes, laying down one of the worst challenger-on-champion beatings the UFC has ever seen. Only the durability of the Brazilian kept it from being over in the first few minutes, as Velasquez trounced him as few men in the sport have ever trounced anyone.
Not only the best Velasquez has offered, but considering the context and the calibre of opponent, among the best anyone has ever offered.