9. Junior dos
Santos vs. Cain
UFC on Fox 1
Nov. 12, 2011 | Anaheim, California
All dos Santos needed was one punch, and he landed it. The Brazilian cracked Velasquez with a brutal overhand right behind the ear, followed him to the canvas, finished him with a slew of strikes on the ground and captured the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight crown in devastating fashion in the UFC on Fox 1 main event at the Honda Center. It was over in 64 seconds. Velasquez, who underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff earlier in the year, seemed content to keep the fight standing against the superior boxer, as he tagged dos Santos’ lead leg with kicks and exchanged when the distance between the two closed. A clubbing overhand right countered a left jab from Velasquez, put the champion on all fours and forced him to retreat to his back. He found no refuge there. Dos Santos closed with patience and precision, unleashing first with lefts and ending it with hard rights to the unguarded head of his fallen counterpart.
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