Cain Velasquez got redemption, battering Junior (Cigano) dos Santos in a war of attrition en route to reclaiming the heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 155 in Las Vegas Saturday.
Velasquez immediately took the fight to dos Santos, charging forward with strikes and takedown attempts.
The NCAA Division I wrestler then dropped dos Santos with a vicious straight right and delivered ground-and-pound as the round came to a close. Velasquez wrestled an exhausted dos Santos to the mat in the second, continuing to wear on the Brazilian striker. After returning to his feet, Velasquez pressed dos Santos against the cage, choosing his spots to separate and throw punches.