The UFC’s big Fox debut is now in the bag and the landmark event saw the crowning of a new heavyweight champion as well as the establishment of a number one lightweight contender.
Junior dos Santos needed just over one minute to knock out Cain Velasquez and earn the UFC heavyweight championship, putting away Velasquez with an overhand right and giving him the first loss of his career. Cigano will now sit out and wait to see who emerges victorious from the Brock Lesnar-Alistair Overeem bout, as that man will be the first challenger to his title.
Benson Henderson defeated Clay Guida over three rounds to earn the next shot at UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, dominating The Carpenter at most every turn to take home a unanimous decision. Smooth is slated to meet Edgar at the UFC’s return to Japan this February.
UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos went down last night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Check out the full video of the post-fight press conference below and click here for results and a full recap of the event.