If you purchased UFC 155 and were expecting a great main event, I feel very bad for you. On paper, it had a lot of appeal but that did not work out in practice. Cain Velasquez absolutely dominated the entire fight. Junior Dos Santos looked like he had never fought in his life. It was a dominate performance throughout that had Dos Santos reeling from the opening bell.
I don’t watch a lot of UFC, but Dos Santos was not ready to be in a fight like this. For a defending champ, this had to be one of the most embarrassing performances in history. He looked totally unprepared to deal with a guy like Velasquez. He almost looked like he was out of energy halfway through the second round. Then again, he did manage to stick around longer than I thought. He started to build a bit of momentum towards the end of the fight, but he dug himself such a hole at the beginning of the fight.
On the flip side, Velasquez wasted no time establishing himself in this fight. A beautiful punch in the first round almost scored a knock out and I was in shock that Dos Santos made it past that round. This wasn’t as much of a fight as it was a beating. Velasquez looked like he wanted to be there. Dos Santos never gave off an indication of a guy who deserved to be holding a belt until it was too late.
If Velasquez can keep this up, no one is going to be able to beat him for a while. It was just utter domination. His preparation must be off the charts. He had tons of energy throughout and was delivering punishing blows at every turn. He managed to turn back every Dos Santos charge and kept him from building any sustainable momentum to swing a round.
If you paid money expecting an equal fight, I’m sorry. Then again, there is something amazing about an out and out dissection like the one Velasquez performed.