Sunday, December 30, 2012

UFC 155 RESULTS: Cain Velasquez Regains UFC Heavyweight Title in War of Attrition with Junior Dos Santos - 12/29/12



The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented their annual New Year's Eve weekend event, UFC 155: Dos Santos vs Velasquez 2, on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the main event, Cain Velasquez dominated Junior Dos Santos for 25 minutes to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship for the second time. Velasquez originally won the title in late-2010 with a first-round TKO victory over Brock Lesnar. Velasquez lost the title a year later when he was knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in just over a minute. Now, 2 years removed from his first title victory, Velasquez is once again officially the best heavyweight fighter on the planet.

The PPV portion of UFC 155 started off slow with the first 3 fights of the main card failing to deliver, but then Jim Miller and Joe Lauzon more than made up for the preceding lack of entertainment with one of the best fights of the year. Check out our UFC 155 Bonuses article for more on the Fight of the Night co-main event and other award-winning performances at UFC 155.

Complete Results After the Break

UFC 155: DOS SANTOS VS VELASQUEZ II

{Heavyweight Championship}
Cain Velasquez (11-1) won by UD over Junior Dos Santos (15-2)

[25:00] - 5 Rounds - (50-43, 50-44, 50-45)

Jim Miller (22-4) won by UD over Joe Lauzon (22-8)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Costa Philippou (12-2) won by TKO over Tim Boetsch (16-5)
[12:11] - 2:11 Round 3 - punches

Yushin Okami (28-7) won by UD over Alan Belcher (18-7)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Derek Brunson (10-2) won by UD over Chris Leben (22-9)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Eddie Wineland (20-8) won by SD over Brad Pickett (22-7)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)

Erik Perez (13-4) won by TKO over Byron Bloodworth (6-3)
[3:50] - Round 1 - punches and elbows

Jamie Varner (21-7) won by SD over Melvin Guillard (30-12)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27, 30-27, 27-30)

Myles Jury (11-0) won by UD over Michael Johnson (12-7)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Todd Duffee (8-2) won by TKO over Phil De Fries (9-2)
[2:04] - Round 1 - punches

Max Holloway (7-1) won by SD over Leonard Garcia (15-10)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

John Moraga (13-1) won by SUB over Chris Cariaso (14-4)
[11:11] - 1:11 Round 3 - guillotine choke

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT: Cain Velasquez

BEST FIGHT: Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon

BEST KNOCKOUT: Todd Duffee over Phil De Fries

BEST SUBMISSION: John Moraga over Chris Cariaso

BIGGEST UPSET: Myles Jury (+235) over Michael Johnson

QUICKEST WIN: Todd Duffee over Phil De Fries in 124 seconds

WORST FIGHT: Derek Brunson vs. Chris Leben

FAIL OF THE NIGHT: Judge Adalaide Byrd
(scored 30-27 for Guillard)

ODDS AND THEIR ENDS

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 6-6

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Junior Dos Santos (-190)
Cain Velasquez (+175) = 1 unit won 1.75 units

Jim Miller (-185) = 1 unit won 0.54 units
Joe Lauzon (+170)

Tim Boetsch (-145)
Constantinos Philippou (+135) = 1 unit won 1.35 units

Alan Belcher (-115)
Yushin Okami (+105) = 1 unit won 1.05 units

Chris Leben (-144)
Derek Brunson (+134) = 1 unit won 1.34 units

Eddie Wineland (-155) = 1 unit won 0.65 units
Brad Pickett (+145)

Erik Perez (-475) = 1 unit won 0.21 units
Byron Bloodworth (+420)

Melvin Guillard (-140)
Jamie Varner (+130) = 1 unit won 1.3 units

Michael Johnson (-255)
Myles Jury (+235) = 1 unit won 2.35 units

Todd Duffee (-345) = 1 unit won 0.29 units
Philip De Fries (+315)

Max Holloway (-430) = 1 unit won 0.23 units
Leonard Garcia (+380)

John Moraga (-140) = 1 unit won 0.71 units
Chris Cariaso (+130)

UPDATED UFC RECORDS AND MMA STREAKS

[Plus/minus] = consecutive fights currently won/lost in ANY MMA promotion

Yushin "Thunder" Okami (12-4 UFC) [+2]

Chris "The Crippler" Leben (12-8 UFC) [-2]

Jim Miller (11-3 UFC) [+1]

Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard (11-8 UFC) [-2]

Cain Velasquez (9-1 UFC) [+2]

Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos (9-1 UFC) [-1]

Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon (9-5 UFC) [-1]

Alan "The Talent" Belcher (9-5 UFC) [-1]

Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch (7-4 UFC) [-1]

Constantinos "Costa" Philippou (5-1 UFC) [+5]

Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso (4-2 UFC) [-1]

Michael "The Menace" Johnson (4-3 UFC) [-1]

Erik "Goyito" Perez (3-0 UFC) [+8]

Max "Blessed" Holloway (3-1 UFC) [+3]

Jamie Varner (3-2 UFC) [+1]

Myles "The Fury" Jury (2-0 UFC) [+11]

John Moraga (2-0 UFC) [+7]

Todd Duffee (2-1 UFC) [+2]

Eddie Wineland (2-2 UFC) [+2]

Brad "One Punch" Pickett (2-2 UFC) [-1]

Phil "S11" De Fries (2-2 UFC) [-1]

Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia (2-6 UFC) [-4]

Derek Brunson (1-0 UFC) [+1]

Byron Bloodworth (0-2 UFC) [-2]


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