Velasquez retains title, stops Dos Santos in fifth


The UFC 166 main event featured the third fight between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title. The trilogy was tied at a fight a piece.

This time, Cain Velasquez got his finish.

In an absolutely brutal conclusion to their trilogy, Cain Velasquez finished Junior Dos Santos in the fifth and final round Saturday night at Houston's Toyota Center. The main event of UFC 166 was stopped at 3:09 of the final round as Velasquez retained his UFC heavyweight championship.

For quite some time, it appeared the bout was going to be a repeat of their second fight, one in which Velasquez dominated the bout to regain the title he had lost to dos Santos, but dos Santos went the distance. But it wasn't quite meant to be. The final exchange came when dos Santos, game until the end, went to take a choke to the mat, slipped, hit his head off the mat, and found himself open for a flurry by the champion.

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Title Fight Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos Vs. Cain Velasquez
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Heavyweight Title
Name Junior Dos Santos <a href=Junior Dos Santos" src="" />
Height 6′ 4″ (193.04 cm)
Weight 235 (106.59 kg)
Record 16-2-0
Name Cain Velasquez <a href=Cain Velasquez" src="" />
Height 6′ 1″ (185.42 cm)
Weight 250 (113.4 kg)
Record 12-1-0
-Cain Velasquez defeated Junior Dos Santos by TKO (Ref Stoppage, 5th Round, 3:09)

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Babyruth site profile image  

10/21/13 8:30 AM by Babyruth

Moron statement of the year? Either that or I hope, for your sake, that I've fallen for the troll.Either way; enjoy the blizzard.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

10/20/13 9:03 PM by KingofBJJ

Really? He wasn't on the wrong side of 35 when he los to Hendo, Bigfoot and Werdum.  Was he?

nhbmark2 site profile image  

10/20/13 4:59 PM by nhbmark2

Mainly cause ( and I love Fedor) he's on the wrong side if 35.His best days are behind him.

nhbmark2 site profile image  

10/20/13 4:56 PM by nhbmark2

Fedor vs CainI like it,'it'll never happen though

The Winter Soldier site profile image  

10/20/13 4:30 PM by The Winter Soldier

Fedor, or a type of fighter like Fedor (good luck finding that), is the answer to Cain's style of fighting.

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10/20/13 3:43 PM by octagon 11

Why IS Peter Tagtren Doing In MMa?HAHa This Guy Is a legendHandS DOwn.Ya Now alot These MetalBands Are Rehashed.I am Confuse, Bro.Check out Video Inferior Devotees Tube t.v.Hypocrisy Crushes all CompetioN jUST liKE CaIN.

TX_432 site profile image  

10/20/13 1:49 PM by TX_432

All JDS nuthuggers made that claim. So 85% of the ug.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

10/20/13 11:33 AM by KingofBJJ

Redeem?  Fluke?  I don't remember anyone making such claims.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

10/20/13 11:31 AM by KingofBJJ

Excellent fight!  I don't know who is next for either fighter since no one can beat them, except each other.  I would have liked to see JDS vs DC, but he is moving down to take on Jones. I just don't see anyone else in the HW division who can compete with JDS.

Ex0dus site profile image  

10/20/13 1:43 AM by Ex0dus

....umm not sure if you're kidding but lol