Were there ever any doubt the UFC is a fan-friendly organization, tonight’s landmark event on FOX should erase it in full given the headlining bout featuring heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez putting his belt up for grabs against heavy-handed Brazilian Junior dos Santos.
Better yet, a match-up worth paying the price of a PPV for was offered up for free on network television, fulfilling a dream for both fans and UFC executives in the process.
After a well-placed shot in the opening round Dos Santos pounded his way to victory, becoming the new UFC heavyweight champ in the process. The loss was the first of Velasquez’s career.
Here is a complete list of UFC on FOX 1 results:
Aaron Rosa def. Matt Lucas via Majority Decision
Mike Pierce def. Paul Bradley via Split Decision
Alex Caceresdef. Cole Escovedo via Unanimous Decision
Robert Peralta def. Mackens Semerzier via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Darren Uyenoyama def. Norifumi Yamamoto via Unanimous Decision
DaMarques Johnson def. Clay Harvison via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Ricardo Lamas def. Cub Swanson via Submission Round 2 (Arm-Triangle Choke)
Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via Submission Round 2 (D’Arce Choke)
Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via Unanimous Decision
Junior dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez via KO Round 1 (Strikes)