A few observations from UFC on FOX: “Velasquez vs. Dos Santos”:
-The bantamweight version of Alex Caceres looked smooth on the feet and confident as hell on the ground. Let’s keep him.
-Tough break for Mackens Semerzier, who was beaten not by anything his opponent did particularly well but by an accidental headbutt to end all accidental headbutts. How was Robert Peralta not KO’d by that, too?
-Stick a chopstick in Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto, he’s done.
-Did it seem like Cub Swanson was a little too confident and showboaty when he was fighting Ricardo Lamas? If that’s the case, then HA! YOU LOSE!
-Thank you, “Fightville”, for making me care about the fortunes of promising up-and-comer Dustin Poirier.
-Just as we knew it would be, Ben Henderson versus Clay Guida was a fight for the ages. It pretty much had everything, at a speed of 100 mph, and when it was over, there is no doubt FOX executives were kicking themselves at not having aired it live on network television.
-Yes, the bout between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez was woefully short. But if it had been five rounds of one man lying sweaty atop the other, we’d all be weeping today for the inevitable decline of our sport.