Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko Cro Cop Full Fight Video

UFC 103 took place on September 19, 2009. The card featured a heavyweight showdown between Junior Dos Santos and Mirko Cro Cop.

Round 1: Both fighters meet in the center and Dos Santos immediately throws a straight right that misses. Junior launches forward again and throws another right/left hook combo. He backs Cro Cop against the cage briefly. Cro Cop throws a hook of his own that misses and the two separate.

Cro Cop throws a leg kick that backs Junior up for a second, then Junior moves forward again, throwing constant jabs. Cro Cop tries a high head kick but misses the mark. Junior continues to come forward as Cro Cop circles on the outside. Junior catches Cro Cop against the cage and lands 4 or 5 hooks to the head.

Cro Cop shakes it off and they separate. Junior continues moving forward, constantly winging punches at Cro Cop. Junior is more the aggressor while Cro Cop is content circling on the outside. Cro Cop throws very few kicks in this round as Junior continues to swarm him. The round ends with both fighters in the center.

Round 2: Both fighters meet in the center, and Junior continues to be the aggressor. Cro Cop finally moves forward, but Junior is ready for him and moves Cro Cop back. Cro Cop attempts a high kick that misses, then backs off. Junior bolts forward and unleashes several hooks. A couple of them hit the mark and stun Cro Cop.

Cro Cop shakes it off and moves on. Junior continues to dominate the action, threatening with a constant barrage of punches. Cro Cop doesn’t seem to have an answer for Dos Santos boxing skills, as he circles on the outside trying to counter with strikes of his own. He doesn’t land much, he seems to be trying only to survive Junior’s attack.

Junior works Cro Cop against the cage, but Cro Cop is able to circle away.

Cro Cop lands an accidental low blow and Junior takes a minute to recover. The action continues and they meet back in the center. Junior continues where he left off, constantly moving forward and attacking with punches. With 20 seconds left in the round Junior lands a good left/right hook combo that wobbles Cro Cop slightly.

Cro Cop’s forehead is busted up now and the round ends with the two in the center of the ring.

Round 3: They meet in the center, and Cro Cop rushes forward with more urgency. He tries to land some punches, but Junior fires right back, which pushes Cro Cop back. Junior keeps pushing forward, overwhelming Cro Cop with his boxing skills. Junior lands a solid hook that stuns Cro Cop, then lands a knee to the body.

Cro Cop looks shaky as Junior moves forward. Dos Santos lands another knee to the body, and follows that up with two more hooks to the head. Cro Cop backs up and Junior swarms in landing another knee to the body and another hard hook to the head. Cro Cop looks extremely weary at this point.

Junior lands a solid uppercut to the body followed by another solid knee to Cro Cop’s body. Junior grabs Cro Cop’s head in the muay thai grip and lands a solid knee to Cro Cop’s face. The knee wobbles Cro Cop even more, and Junior follows up with several hooks to body and head. Cro Cop backs up while dropping his hands. He looks very tired and worn out.

Junior does not let up, constantly throwing knees and punches to the body. After taking an overwhelming amount of punishment, Cro Cop verbally taps. Junior backs off and the ref steps in to confirm the verbal tap. After confirming, the ref waves the fight off and Junior Dos Santos defeats Mirko Cro Cop by TKO in round 2.

UFC 166 Results: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos III Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC 166 took place on Sat, October 19, 2013, from Houston, TX. The main event featured the third battle in the trilogy of superstar heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.

They were each 1-1 going into this fight. Dos Santos stopped Velasquez by KO to win the heavyweight belt in the first fight on UFC on Fox 1 in Nov of 2011.

Velasquez won a dominant unanimous decision, brutalizing Dos Santos for 5 rounds at UFC 155 in Dec of 2012, and recapturing the heavyweight belt.

UFC 166 Weigh Ins

Many were calling this fight the greatest heavyweight rivalry in UFC history. It was time to see who would make history and leave as the heavyweight champion.

UFC 166: Velasquez vs Dos Santos Highlights

Round 1: Both fighters come out, and Dos Santos quickly lands a solid combo that wobbles Cain. Cain drops down and grabs Junior’s legs looking for a takedown. He is unable to get it and they go back to the center. Both fighters are swinging for the fences, and Cain grabs Junior’s body and forces him against the cage. Cain forces the action, while Junior is content circling away while throwing punches.

Cain is relentless with his takedown attempts, constantly grabbing Junior’s body and keeping him against the cage. Cain finally gets Junior down on his back and starts working to gain good position. Junior is defending well, not allowing Cain to land anything significant. Junior spins and Cain takes his back. Junior is able to pop back up and Cain jumps right back on him, pinning Junior up against the cage. Cain keeps Junior there while throwing knees to the legs and punches. The round ends with Junior against the cage.

Round 2: Both fighters come out and Cain pushes the action, forcing Junior back into the cage. Once he gets him there he continues where he left off in the first round, pressing Junior’s back against the cage, throwing shots to his face, and knee strikes to the legs. Junior looks a lot more tired in this round and finally gets some space to work. He is unable to land anything and Cain immediately closes the distance once again.

He pushes Dos Santos back into the cage yet again, where Junior is forced to grab Cain’s arms to prevent further strikes. Cain continues to assault Junior’s legs with constant knee strikes that land in his thigh area. Junior has not been able to mount any type of significant offense at this point, being totally smothered by Velasquez. Round 2 ends with Cain once again pressing Junior back into the cage and working him.

Round 3: Cain drops down immediately going for one of Junior’s legs. He uses that to push Junior back into the cage again. Dos Santos looks more weary this round, and is only holding onto Cain to prevent taking more punches. For the first 2 minutes of the round Cain continues the same strategy, keeping Junior against the cage and battering him with knees and punches. Junior finally is able to break away and moves to the center of the ring.

He attempts an elbow and a few punches but none does any real damage. Cain lands a hard overhand right that drops Junior to the canvas. Cain swarms him and drops several bombs to Junior’s face. Junior is able to hold on Cain’s legs and survive. Junior gets back up and Cain pushes him back into the cage. Junior’s face is busted up even worse as Cain continues to brutalize Dos Santos. Junior is just trying to survive and makes it to the end of the round.

Round 4: Cain forces Junior back into cage to start the round, then lands a strong left to his face. Dos Santos is just covering up at this point and trying to protect himself. Cain continues landing solid shots while keeping Junior up against the cage. Referee Herb Dean is closely watching Dos Santos, looking like he wants to come in any minute and stop it. Junior’s face is all busted up and cut open, but he continues to fight.

Cain is just having his way with Dos Santos, landing punch after punch, elbows, and knees. Dos Santos face is cut so bad the ref has the doctor come in and look at him. After a quick eval, they let the fight continue. Cain wastes no time and continues where he left off, pushing Junior back into the cage again. Dos Santos keeps wiping his face with his glove because it is bleeding so badly. Round 5 ends with Cain forcing Junior into the cage.

Round 5: Dos Santos looks completely spent and his face is busted up terribly. The doctor looks at him prior to the round, and determines that he is ok to continue. They come out and Cain catches Junior with a solid left. Junior returns fire with a right of his own that catches Velasquez slightly, but does no real damage. Cain drops down to grab one of Junior’s legs, looking for a takedown. He gets the takedown, but Junior scrambles and Cain ends up on Dos Santos back. Cain is landing punches while forcing Junior back into the cage. Junior is able to stand and Cain stays on him, constantly landing punches to Junior’s face. Junior’s eyes are bleeding profusely and he looks extremely exhausted.

Cain continues to work, looking for takedowns and throwing nonstop hooks and uppercuts at Dos Santos. Velasquez keeps Junior up against the cage for the first 3 minutes of the round. Junior is trying to throw strikes back but he keeps missing the mark. Dos Santos gets a hold of Cain’s neck and tries to drag him down to the mat in a choke, but upon dropping down Junior’s head solidly hits the canvas, rendering him defenseless. He immediately covers his head while Cain swarms him, landing 1 punch before referee Herb Dean comes in and saves him. Cain Velasquez defeats Junior Dos Santos by TKO in Round 5 and remains the UFC heavyweight champion.

UFC 166 Post Fight Press Conference

Other fight results:

Daniel Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision in the co-main event of the evening.

Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision, in a fight that many are calling the fight of the year.

Gabriel Gonzaga continues his climb back to the top by defeating up and comer Shawn Jordan by KO in Round 1.

John Dodson continues to impress, defeating Darrell Montague by KO in Round 1.

UFC 166 Highlights

 

 

UFC 166 Preview: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III

UFC 166 takes place on October 19, 2013, from Houston Texas. The main event is a heavyweight championship fight between champ Cain Velasquez, and the challenger, Junior Dos Santos.

Velasquez vs Dos Santos III Trailer

This is the third meeting between the two heavyweight phenoms. Both fighters have outstanding fight records, each with only one loss that they gave to each other. Velasquez lost the title to Dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1, November of 2011. Dos Santos lost the title back to Velasquez in the rematch at UFC 155, December 2012.

Cain Velasquez UFC 166 Pre-Fight Interview

After losing the belt to Dos Santos in the first fight, many were saying that Cain’s long layoff after capturing the title from Brock Lesnar was the reason he lost that fight. Velasquez is known for his intensity and high octane pace in the ring and many fans and critics say that he just did not have it when he fought Junior.

This was his first time facing defeat in the Octagon, but once it was over he seemed primed to get back into form. This was highly evident in his next fight against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 146. He dominated Bigfoot from the opening bell, taking him down and smashing him with punches and elbows until finally the ref had to stop the fight.

He brought that same intensity into the rematch with Dos Santos at UFC 155. He was relentless throughout all 5 rounds, dominating Dos Santos like no one had done before him. He once again captured the heavyweight belt by unanimous decision. He looked once again like the Cain Velasquez who had dominated everyone he came in contact with in the heavyweight division. After another devastating KO of “Bigfoot” Silva in their rematch at UFC 160, Cain looks like he’s not ready to give the heavyweight belt up anytime soon.

Junior Dos Santos UFC 166 Pre Fight Interview

After becoming the first man to finish Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos was on top of the world after an extremely impressive and undefeated run at heavyweight. He defeated a who’s who of UFC fighters including Mirko Cro Cop, Fabricio Werdum, Roy Nelson, Shane Carwin, Gabriel Gonzaga, and Stephan Struve.

His first title defense came against MMA veteran Frank Mir at UFC 146. Dos Santos looked ultra impressive in his first defense, finishing Mir by KO in the 2nd round. He would then fight the man he previously beat for the title, Cain Velasquez, at UFC 155. Velasquez reclaimed the title somewhat effortlessly, dominating Dos Santos for 5 rounds. Many people were saying that the “real” Cain Velasquez showed up for this fight. Dos Santos did not agree with that statement.

Dos Santos got right back in the saddle and defeated Mark Hunt with a hard fought and impressive KO victory at UFC 160, on the exact same card that featured Velasquez vs. Silva II. He ended the fight with an exciting spinning back kick that dropped Hunt to the canvas. This was a technique that we had not seen Dos Santos use before, and I believe he wanted to make a huge statement to the world that he was ready to fight Velasquez for the title once again.

UFC Primetime: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III

Well the statement has been made, and they are ready to do battle once again in what may be considered to be the biggest heavyweight fight in UFC history. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos III for the heavyweight belt, October 19, 2014.

UFC Primetime Episode 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III

UFC Primetime Episode 2: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III

The card also features another heavyweight showdown between heated rivals, Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier. In the lightweight division, veteran Gilbert Melendez faces UFC legend Diego Sanchez. Heavyweight veteran Gabriel Gonzaga returns to face the always exciting and fast rising sensation Shawn Jordan. In the flyweight division, Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson faces Darrell Montague.