It didn't take Junior dos Santos long to prove he's the world's best heavyweight as he knocked out Cain Velasquez in only sixty-four seconds into the first round to become the new UFC heavyweight champion.
Cain started off strong with leg kicks, but Dos Santos stunned Velasquez with a heavy overhand right during the toe-to-toe action that downed the champion. Dos Santos followed up with brutal ground and pound strikes that eventually led to the referee stopping the action.
Velasquez entered tonight's contest undefeated at 9-0. He won the UFC heavyweight title last October in a Knockout of the Night performance against Brock Lesnar. He previously defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in a title eliminator match-up at UFC 110 in February of last year.
Dos Santos only has one blemish on his record, a loss to Joaquim Ferreira from a bout in Brazil back in 2007. Since that loss, Dos Santos has gone 8-0 with his last win coming by way of a dominant, one-sided beatdown of Shane Carwin at UFC 131. The victory served as a title eliminator, solidifying Dos Santos' spot as the #1 contender.