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Source: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva not happening
January 18, 2012 (15:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A heavily rumored matchup between former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva is not happening, a source today told The bout was reportedly targeted for April, when the UFC is scheduled to return to Atlanta for UFC 146. While Silva is still targeted to make his octagon debut on that month, his opponent is undetermined. More...
More bouts announced for UFC events as Antonio Big Foot Silva set to make debut against Cain Velasquez
January 07, 2012 (21:50) [ Indexed from MMA HQ ]
The Strikeforce heavyweight migration continues it seems as it was revealed, by, that Antonio “Big Foot” Silva would be making his UFC debut against none other than Cain Velasquez. The bout, pencilled in to take place in April, will be a huge test for both parties as both come into this bout off the [...] More...
UFC on FOX salaries: Dos Santos ($220K), Velasquez ($100K) lead payroll
November 17, 2011 (19:40) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Headliners Junior Dos Santos ($220,000) and Cain Velasquez ($100,000) were the top earners at this past weekend's UFC on FOX event. today requested and obtained the list of official disclosed paydays from the California State Athletic Commission. The total disclosed payroll for the event was an evil-sounding $666,000. More...
UFC on FOX peaks with 8.8 million viewers for Velasquez-Dos Santos title fight
November 16, 2011 (22:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MMA has a new most-watched fight in U.S. television history. This past weekend's UFC on FOX headliner between Cain Velasquez and new champ Junior Dos Santos peaked with a solid 8.8 million viewers on the FOX network, today confirmed with industry sources. Within three minutes of the bout's conclusion, the audience dwindled to 5.9 million viewers. Overall, the event averaged 5.7 million viewers. More...
Ask the Fight Doc: Did UFC's Cain Velasquez come back too soon from injury?
November 14, 2011 (23:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Prior to this past weekend's UFC on FOX event, medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin made his pick for the headliner between heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. As talented as Velasquez is, he went with the challenger in the upset. Why? Dr. Benjamin knows a major surgery and an extended layoff can greatly affect even the best athletes. More...
Network execs say UFC on FOX averaged record 5.7 million viewers
November 14, 2011 (13:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
With updated figures, network executives say this past weekend's first-ever UFC on FOX event scored a 3.1 household rating and an average audience of 5.7 million viewers. That's up for sharply from the initial estimates of 4.64 million viewers. According to FOX officials, the Nov. 12 broadcast was the highest-rated event in UFC history, and once final figures are in, it's expected to win the adults 18-34, adults 18-49, men 18-34 and men 18-49 demographics. More...
Cormier: Velasquezs Mistake Against Cigano was Hesitating
November 14, 2011 (10:55) [ Indexed from ]
Daniel Cormier talks with Greg Savage about fellow American Kickboxing Academy heavyweight Cain Velasquez, who dropped his title to Junior dos Santos at UFC on Fox 1. More...
411's UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Report 11.12.11
November 13, 2011 (05:15) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
In the main event, Junior Dos Santos defeated Cain Velasquez via RD1 KO to become the NEW UFC Heavyweight Champion! Elsewhere, Benson Henderson defeated Clay Guida via unanimous decision to earn a shot at the UFC Lightweight Title, Dustin Poirier defeated Pablo Garza via RD2 submission, Ricardo Lamas defeated Cub Swanson via RD2 submission and more! Check out 411s complete UFC on FOX 1 report for all the details! More...
UFC on FOX result: Dos Santos stuns champ Velasquez in 64 seconds, wins title
November 13, 2011 (04:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The UFC's long-awaited network-television debut lasted a mere 64 seconds. In the first of what will be regular events on FOX, Junior Dos Santos connected with an overhand right that set up a first-round TKO victory over reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. The fight headlined the landmark UFC on FOX event, which took place Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. More...
Dos Santos Dethrones Velasquez in 64 Seconds at UFC on Fox 1
November 13, 2011 (04:05) [ Indexed from ]
All Junior dos Santos needed was one punch, and he landed it. More...
Click Here To Join 411s LIVE UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Coverage!
November 13, 2011 (00:15) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Mark Radulich has you covered! More...
CSAC issues UFC on FOX judging assignments for Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
November 12, 2011 (22:50) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Just in time for the UFC's network debut, the California State Athletic Commission has assigned judges for a pivotal heavyweight title fight between champ Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos. CSAC Executive Director George Dodd today told that judges Lester Griffin, Abe Belardo and Nelson "Doc" Hamilton will score the title fight. UFC on FOX takes place tonight at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The event's one-fight main card airs live on FOX. More...
UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Preview & Predictions
November 12, 2011 (10:25) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
In a colossal clash for the UFC heavyweight championship, Brazilian juggernaut Junior dos Santos challenges undefeated torchbearer Cain Velasquez in the UFC's first event presented live on FOX. Not only are these men the top dogs in the UFC, they epitomize the evolution of a marquee division in mixed martial arts. In the sport's infancy years, the heavyweight class was dominated by Oleg Taktarov, Dan Severn, Mark Coleman, Gary Goodridge and David "Tank" Abbott. As the sport grew, the quality of fighters improved. Superior mixed marital artists like Frank Mir, Tim Sylvia and Randy Couture assumed control of the division on North American soil, while some of the greatest heavyweights of all time were born in Pride. The great Fedor Emelianenko, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Josh Barnett and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic redefined what it meant to be a heavyweight. After epic battles in the "Land of the Rising Sun," these men proved that heavyweights can be athletic, fast and downright destructive. Fast-forward to the year 2011 and the landscape has changed drastically. The once invincible Emelianenko is on a three-fight losing streak and Cro Cop has likely stepped into the cage for the last time. When Dos Santos and Velasquez enter the octagon Saturday, they will utilize every weapon in their vast arsenals to cement their place atop the heavyweight ladder. Today's modern heavyweight gladiators are no longer one-trick ponies. They possess wrestling pedigrees, crushing striking, crafty submissions and an uncanny ability to adapt to anything thrown their way. Watch Fight Network's exclusive UFC on FOX and Pacquiao-Marquez preview show here: [jwplayer file=""] More...
Remember to Join 411 Tonight For Our LIVE UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Coverage!
November 12, 2011 (07:05) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Tonight is the night when heavyweights COLLIDE!!! More...
Velasquez 249, Dos Santos 239 for UFC on Fox 1 Showdown
November 12, 2011 (01:30) [ Indexed from ]
In the primes of their respective careers, they stand on the precipice of an historic moment -- an undefeated champion and his challenger. Five rounds stand between them and the ultimate glory of their profession More...
411's MMA Roundtable - UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
November 11, 2011 (16:00) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos battle for the heavyweight title in the main event of the UFC on FOX 1! Also, Clay Guida fights Ben Henderson for a possible title shot, Dustin Poirier takes on Pablo Garza and more! Check out the full roundtable for all the details and join 411 for LIVE coverage of the event on Saturday night! More...
UFC on FOX preview: As UFC reaches adulthood, all eyes on Velasquez-Dos Santos
November 11, 2011 (15:25) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
LOS ANGELES - The UFC celebrates its 18th birthday on Saturday, and the organization has come a long way since Royce Gracie ran the table at UFC 1. Now, the UFC is stretching beyond its pay-per-view roots with its long-awaited and heavily anticipated network-television debut. And at Saturday's inaugural UFC on FOX event, all eyes will be on a championship headliner between heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos - and the various ways the blockbuster could play out. More...
UFC on FOX live and official weigh-in results
November 11, 2011 (12:05) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - is on scene and reporting live from today's official "UFC on FOX: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" fighter weigh-ins. Today's festivities begin at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California. Join us for live text-only results in this post, or check out our live video stream of the proceedings on the homepage. More...
Cain Velasquez Sees Himself as the Underdog for UFC on FOX 1 Fight
November 11, 2011 (03:50) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Despite being the heavyweight champion More...
As UFC on FOX headliner looms, champ Cain Velasquez envisions he's underdog
November 11, 2011 (00:55) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
ROSEMEAD, Calif. - When he walked into the UFC's Rosemead, Calif. gym some 13 months ago, Cain Velasquez was the best challenger the promotion had to offer heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar. Now Velasquez is the champ, and Junior Dos Santos sits on the horizon waiting to dethrone him. Oddsmakers still see Velasquez as a slight favorite leading into his headliner with Dos Santos, which takes place Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., as the main event of UFC on FOX. More...

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