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UFC Cain Velasquez Vs. Dos Santos

November 13, 2011 by staff 

UFC Cain Velasquez Vs. Dos Santos, It was the right hand heard around the world. Brazilian contender Junior dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez in 1:04 of the first round to become the UFC heavyweight champion in front of a sell-out crowd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

It was hyped as the most important fight in UFC history, and for the most part, the fight revitalized the UFC heavyweight division.

Still to come is Pacquiao-Marquez III.

MMA Crossfire Expert Cassie Wiseman, who checks in with her thoughts:

Cassie is a mixed martial artist with over five years of study. Training primarily in South Korea, she has black belts in Taekwondo, Hapkido, and Muay Thai kickboxing. A proud Canadian from Roberts Arm, Newfoundland, she files for The Crossfire having recently returned from South Korea. She also blogs for Postmedia Networks’ Womens Fight Club website.

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos

Wiseman: There has never been a heavyweight like Cain, possessing power, skill and cardio. dos Santos came into this fight with the power and stand up advantage, but with everyone questioning his cardio. The majority of the word expected Cain to start standing, but to take things to the mat quickly after tasting dos Santos’ fists. What happened was that dos Santos was able to connect with a demolishing right before any wrestling could be enforced.

Cain was left feeling disappointment and left to experience his first loss inside the octagon. An emotional dos Santos was left trying to put things into words, showing no thought of the task that already lies in his path, the winner of Lesnar vs Overeem.

Ben “Smooth” Henderson vs Clay “The Carpenter” Guida

Wiseman: Everyone knows Guida’s style, stand-and-bang a little, then implement wrestling to get his opponents to the mat and wear them down. Henderson got the memo because his plan was to do exactly that to Guida while mixing knees, elbows and powerful punches. Guida, not prone to fighters being able to keep up with his cardio or being able to stuff his takedowns was caught off guard, had no answer to what Henderson was throwing at him.

Henderson is now in title contention, set to meet Frankie Edgar next. With this fight the question still remains, can Henderson’s cardio keep up with the pace that will be set? Edgar having a stronger stand up game and wrestling will definitely be a different challenge for Henderson. Will he have the answer that Maynard couldn’t find?

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