Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez rebounded from his title loss in style in the co-main event of UFC 146 tonight, completely dominating former Strikeforce fighter Antonio Silva and stopping him via TKO in one of the bloodier fights in recent UFC history. Cain has possibly set himself up for a rematch with current champion Junior dos Santos, who defeated him at the inaugural UFC on Fox show last November.
Here are the video highlights of the bout:
Here's how Bloody Elbow saw the action from the only round of the fight going down:
Cain catches a kick and gets a quick takedown. Cain is landing a lot of punches and Bigfoot lands an upkick. Cain back on top throwing punches, just trying to be overwhelming here. Cain lands a few elbows and Bigfoot is bleeding badly. That's a very bad cut and Cain is just wearing him out. Silva tries to grab a leg and they're stopped so the doctor can look at the cut. Doctor asks if he can see, Silva says he can, doc says let it continue. Ref restarts Silva on the ground. Cain is just beating him up. Silva gives up his back, Cain pounds away. Silva turns back over and eats more big shots. Cain is just firing away and the fight is over. Cain Velasquez just DESTROYED Antonio Silva. That was not even remotely competitive. Cain Velasquez wins by TKO (punches), 3:36 of round 1.