Velasquez vs. Silva 2 Results: What the Casual MMA Fan Learned

Matt JuulContributor IIIMay 26, 2013

May 25, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Junior dos Santos reacts to his victory over Mark Hunt during UFC 160 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday night showed casual MMA fans once again why heavyweights rule the Octagon.

In a quick, yet still impressive main event battle, UFC champ Cain Velasquez easily dispatched of challenger Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, finishing the Brazilian just over a minute into the first round.

The night's co-main event turned out to be a memorable performance for former title holder Junior dos Santos, who got back into the win column in a big way with his finish over Mark Hunt. The ex-champ dominated the New Zealand native for two rounds before landing a spinning wheel kick to end Hunt's night in the third frame.

While there were a number of great fights on Saturday night's card, there's just something about heavyweights that always seem to excite fans—both hardcore and casual.

The dos Santos-Hunt bout was a prime example of how brutal and powerful the giants of the sport can be. As if their size and strength wasn't impressive enough, the fact that someone of dos Santos' size can land such an unorthodox technique like that is an even scarier thought.

From the night's headlining fight, casual fans saw one of the sport's elite champions easily defend his title in a fast and dominant performance.

With his explosive takedowns, crisp combinations and heavy strikes, Velasquez showed the MMA world what the cream of the heavyweight crop is supposed to look like.

The night's two biggest winners are now set to face off for a third time in what's sure to be an exciting and hyped up rematch.

Amidst an ever-growing and dangerous division, both Velasquez and dos Santos proved to fans that they are the heavyweights to beat in the UFC.


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