Video of Velasquez tearing knee before first JDS fight
The UFC debuted on FOX with a single fight. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos was heralded as a fight for the “Baddest Man on the Planet” title, a lifting of the torch from boxing as the planet’s dominant combat sport.
In a moment some fans saw as an anti-climax, Cain was dethroned via KO in just 62 seconds.
Reference were made after the fact to a training injury to the knee suffered by Velasquez just days before the fight.
MMA film maker extraordinaire Bobby Razak was shooting in the gym 12 days prior to the bout, and captured the moment when Velasquez tore his knee.