Dos Santos pummeled Carwin for three rounds to win a unanimous decision and improve his record to 13-1 with eight knockouts. It was a clear-cut victory and a well deserved one at that, especially after the first round beating Carwin received, leaving his face a bloody mess for the entire fight.
It was surprising to see it go the full 15 minutes, but the durability of Carwin’s chin was even more surprising. He took a barrage of shots from dos Santos in the first round and was bloodied badly with several gashes opening on his face throughout the fight. By the end, his entire face was covered in blood and cuts, but he made it through with his unquestionable heart.
With the victory, dos Santos gets a shot at Velasquez, and it is easily one of the most anticipated matchups of the year. It will feature the two best heavyweights in the world.