With one foul swoop of his right leg, Junior dos Santos earned his rubber match with UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.
Last weekend at UFC 160, the heavyweight title picture became virtually transparent as both Velasquez and dos Santos dispatched their respective opponents in impressive fashion. It's clear now that these men are in a class of their own in the division of giants.
Or is it?
When the dust settled from a night of stellar knockouts, two questions came to my mind: Are these the two best heavies in the UFC? Probably. Is Junior ready for a rematch with Velasquez? Maybe.
Velasquez is arguably the best wrestler and most accurate striker in the division, behind his American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Daniel Cormier. After last weekend, I re-watched the second fight in which Velasquez ravaged dos Santos, and then compared their career statistics to those of Cormier.
Based on these numbers, here are a few reasons why a fight with Cormier makes a lot of sense for JDS.