November 13, 2011 in Sports

Dos Santos razes Cain


Junior Dos Santos (at right in photo) stopped Cain Velasquez just 1:04 into their UFC heavyweight title bout Saturday night in Anaheim, Calif.,, claiming Velasquez’s belt and bringing a swift end to the mixed martial arts promotion’s Fox television debut. Dos Santos hit Velasquez with an overhand right early in the first round, staggering the previously unbeaten champion to the canvas. The Brazilian jumped onto Velasquez, who defended himself briefly before finally succumbing to Dos Santos’ relentless blows. Dos Santos (14-1) burst into tears in celebration, while Velasquez (9-1) apologized to his fans after the bout, saying the punch disrupted his equilibrium. The first minute before Dos Santos’ decisive blow included almost no action except a takedown attempt by Velasquez that was thwarted by Dos Santos. – AP

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