Former UFC champ, Cain Velasquez (10-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) bounces back from his first loss with a dominating win over the very large Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 146 in Las Vegas, NV. The match proved to be the most bloodiest and perhaps even the most one-sided beatings of the year thus far. Here is the nights action in our play-by play.
Velasquez quickly catches a kick and takes it to the ground. From half guard, Velasquez attempts to soften up Bigfoot with elbows and does. Blood now squirting out of bridge of Bigfoots nose, and Velasquez is capitalizing intelligently. Ref. stops the action to check the cut and allows the fight to continue despite the blood covering his eyes. Back to half guard, Velasquez continues to batter from the top. Bigfoot gives up his back briefly, then rolls back and Cain Velasquez finishes with some aggressive ground and pound as it is in the books.
Cain Velasquez defeats Antonio Silva via TKO – Round 1, 3:36
Velasquez is now likely next in line for a title shot against the winner of Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir as it was announced prior to the bout that the winner would be the number one contender for the belt.