BY | October 20, 2013

 

The match was as good as expected and there is no doubt as to who won the fight. UFC 166 results and Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos 3 full fight highlights (video)

We had high hopes from Junior dos Santos to give a tough time to the champion and the best heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, but despite all the tough talking, Junior failed to beat or even trouble Cain Velasquez. There is no doubt that if there is a man in the UFC’s heavyweight who has the capacity to beat Cain Velasquez, it is Junior Das Santos, but the way he was beaten by Velasquez today suggests that Junior needs to improve his game substantially to actually be versatile enough to beat Velasquez.

But to be true, Junior dos Santos didn’t really said that he was the only man who is capable to beat Cain Velasquez. He only said that he was one of the fighters who were capable to beat him. And to be true the fact that he has already beaten the champion once amply proves his fighting skills. Even in defeat he has been gracious. We haven’t seen many fighters who smile despite the fact that they have been just given a beating of their lifetime.

It was one of the highest billed fights in the recent times. Both of them have millions of fans in every part of the globe. This was a fight in which we had expected great show from Junior dos Santos. But the fight turned out to be a complete show of Cain Velasquez who once again showed to the world that he is the best heavyweight MMA fighter. To be true, from the word go till the last moment, he was able to keep Dos Santos under complete check and never allowed him to take control of the fight. While Cain Velasquez took control of the octagon Junior dos Santos was firmly sitting besides the fence trying to figure out as to how to come out of the fight. This was like the second fight of the two heavyweight greats when Cain Velasquez was in total control. Once again after the fight was over a smiling Junior dos Santos said that he will work again and come to meet and take revenge against the champion who has beaten him twice in a row. As we had said that a long fight was always going to be in favour of Cain Velasquez as a master strategist he has the capability to change the course of the game midway.

There is no doubt that Cain Velasquez is a man of absolutely different class. The fight was very similar to the last one. Dos Santos had a few more moments this time around, but it was still utter domination. Though in the first few moments of the fight it was dos Santos who actually started attacking, but later the game was firmly in Velasquez’s control. In the beginning Dos Santos clipped Velasquez in such a way that he staggered badly reviving the memories of the first fight, but despite staggering Velasquez was able to recover. But in the first half of the first round it was almost equal, but afterward the whole round and then subsequent fight belonged to Velasquez. In the second round the same scene is repeated and in this round Junior is always given more powerful response of every attack. And like Round 1, Velasquez is feeding him short punches and knees to the thighs. Velasquez continues to haunt him across the octagon and mostly Dos Santos is seen in the fence. To be true, throughout the fight, Velasquez showed as to why he is so much dangerous fighter.

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