Thursday, April 2, 2020

UFC on Fox 1: Gone in 64 Seconds

Junior dos Santos (Photo: mmafighting.com)


UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center - Nov. 12, 2011

Junior dos Santos knocked out Cain Velasquez in 64 seconds to win the UFC heavyweight title.

The company was celebrating its 18th birthday with its first show on Fox.

Junior improved to 8-0 in the Octagon as he dethroned Velasquez, who was making his first defense of the title he won from Brock Lesnar one year earlier.

This was the only fight on the Fox TV show, so fans watching UFC for the first time only saw about a minute of action. The other nine fights aired on Facebook.
Benson Henderson earned a shot at the lightweight title with a unanimous decision over Clay “The Carpenter” Guida.

Aaron Rosa won a strange majority decision over Matt Lucas. Two judges gave Rosa a lopsided 30-26 victory, while the other saw the fight as a 28-28 draw.

Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres won a unanimous decision over Cole Escovedo. Mike Pierce defeated Paul Bradley by split decision.

Robbie Peralta seemingly defeated Mackens Semerzier by TKO in Round 3. However, the decision was changed to a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt.

Darren Uyenoyama debuted with a unanimous decision over Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. DaMarques Johnson beat Clay Harvison by TKO in 94 seconds.

Ricardo Lamas defeated Cub Swanson by submission to an arm triangle choke in the second round.

Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier beat Pablo Garza with a D’Arce choke in the second round.

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