Junior dos Santos (13-1) continues his win streak to the top of the heavyweight ranks with an impressive victory over the heavy handed wrestler, Shane Carwin (12-2). Dos Santos will now face Cain Velasquez for the UFC heavyweight title in the coming months. Here is your live play by play.

Round One:
Dos Santos takes the center and Carwin circles. Carwin shoots a single and gets JDS on the fence. JDS lands a knee as they push off each other. Right by JDS lands. Uppercut lands for JDS as Carwin lands a jab. JDS misses a right over the top. JDS goes to the stomach with a jab. Carwin ducks a punch and gets the single but JDS bounces back up. JDS is now tagging left and righ jabs and drops Carwin. JDS is landing a flurry of lefts from the back of Carwins face leaving him a bloody mess as they break apart for the bell.

Caged Insider gives the round to JDS 10-8

Round Two:
JDS throws a head kick that barely misses. Shane throws a leg kick that lands. JDS does the same. JDS lands a right. Carwin comes forward stalking and lands a big right. JDS misses a left and Carwin counters with another good right. JDS lands a stiff leg kick. Head kick lands for JDS. JDS lands a 3 punch combo on the bread basket to end the round.

Caged Insider gives the round to JDS 10-9

Round Three:
Carwins nose looks broken but he comes out and shoots the single and gets it. JDS works up with the gate but Carwin uses underhooks to control him. Dos Santos breaks away with a knee to the stomach. JDS seems to be staying further from Carwin now as he circles and picks his shoots more rarely. JDS lands a straight right. Carwin chases down JDS and comes close to landing a hook. Carwins head bounces back like a bobble head with the stiff jabs coming. Herb Dean stops fight to check cuts, doctor says he’s good to go. JDS comes forward with a takedown. They stand and again JDS finishes the fight with a takedown.

Caged Insider gives the round to JDS 10-9

Official Decision:  Junior dos Santos defeats Shane Carwin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Dos Santos now carries notable wins over top fighters Shane Carwin, Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga, Gilbert Yvel, Mirko Cro Cop, Stefan Struve, and Fabricio Werdum.