Dos Santos, the fast rising heavyweight star met Gonzaga, the former title challenger in a highly anticipated bout on UFC's Versus debut. Inside one round, it was clear that Dos Santos will continue his rapid rise, beating the formidable veteran with a vicious right hand followed by brutal ground and pound.
Gonzaga threatened leg kicks and used footwork to control the cage initially. Dos Santos scored to the body only to eat a leg kick. Then Gonzaga shot for a take down and Dos Santos spun away and got back to his feet immediately. Dos Santos fired to the head and body with punches and took control of the dance on the feet. Then Dos Santos began firing kicks, high and low. Dos Santos began to fire hard punches to Gonzaga's head. Gonzaga went for one leg kick too many and ate a hard KO shot. Dos Santos followed him down and continued the beating until Josh Rosenthal finally dove in and stopped the carnage. Gonzaga was out cold.