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UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II

  • Jim Miller, left, of Whippany, N.J. attempts to take down Joe Lauzon of Bridgewater, Mass. in a lightweight bout during UFC155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Miller defeated Lauzon by unanimous decision.

    Blood-spraying, crowd-pleasing UFC 155 bout sees Jim Miller top Joe Lauzon

    December 30, 2012

    The UFC may experience a decrease in cage-side celebrities after an incident in the co-main event of UFC 155 Saturday night. According to UFC President Dana White, celebrity talent agent Ari Emmanuel received an unwanted surprise when Jim Miller locked in a choke on Joe Lauzon sometime in the middle of their lightweight bout.

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    UFC 155: Miller Defeats Lauzon

    Jim Miller, right, of Whippany, N.J., defeats Joe Lauzon of Bridgewater, Mass., in a bloody lightweight bout during UFC 155 at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Miller won by unanimous decision. Editor's note: The fight got bloody early and stayed that way; these photos reflect that.

  • Cain Velasquez, right, connects with a punch that staggers heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos during the first round of their heavyweight title bout UFC155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Velasquez took back the title by unanimous decision.

    UFC 155 blog: Cain Velasquez takes belt back from Junior dos Santos

    December 29, 2012

    UFC events come and go with some fading into oblivion, being mostly indistinguishable from several that came before and more that will come after, but others going down in history as monumentally memorable. Saturday's UFC 155 will definitely fall into the latter category. The annual New Year's Eve weekend card at MGM Grand Garden Arena will be remembered as the night Cain Velasquez turned the tables and dominated Junior dos Santos in a rematch of a fight he lost in 2011.

  • Lightweights Michael Johnson and Myles Jury exchange remarks during the weigh in for UFC 155, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

    UFC 155 weigh-in: No holiday cheer from fighters set to compete on year-end card

    December 28, 2012

    The challenger outdrew the champion. The UFC 155 weigh-in Friday afternoon broke with the longstanding tradition of the last man to take the scale getting the warmest welcome. Heavyweight Junior dos Santos may have elicited the loudest response, but that’s because at least half of the crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena booed.

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    UFC 155 Weigh-in

  • UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, left, of Brazil and Cain Velasquez of San Jose, Calif., pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Dos Santos will defend the title against Velasquez on Saturday at UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos have differing views on UFC 155 rematch

    December 28, 2012

    He’s a peaceful giant, a calm warrior. UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos is perhaps the most mild-mannered fighter to ever set foot in a cage. That’s why so many heads turned in the packed MGM Grand Studio A ballroom Wednesday when dos Santos cut off UFC 155 opponent Cain Velasquez at the end of a press conference.

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    Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez at UFC155 News Conference

    UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos of Brazil and Cain Velasquez of San Jose, Calif. attend a pre-fight news conference at the MGM Grand Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Dos Santos will defend the title against Velasquez at UFC155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday. Velasquez lost the title to Dos Santos at the UFC's inaugural event with FOX last year.

  • Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, right, of Brazil connects wth a punch that sends Frank Mir of Las Vegas to the canvas during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26, 2012.

    UFC 155 breakdown, betting odds and picks: Dos Santos a 2-to-1 favorite

    December 27, 2012

    Pack up those Christmas decorations and bust out the boxing gloves. Another annual tradition goes down this weekend, as the UFC holds its end of the year pay-per-view card in Las Vegas. The main event heavyweight title fight between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez looks worthy of shelling out some of that cash found under the tree.

  • Junior Dos Santos speaks to the media during the press conference for UFC 146 in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 24, 2012.

    Now healthy, Junior dos Santos out for defining moment in UFC 155 rematch

    November 28, 2012

    Junior dos Santos received the belt he’d dedicated his entire professional life to winning, earned arguably the most significant title in combat sports and became a worldwide star at the inaugural UFC on Fox card last year. None of that is what the UFC heavyweight champion first thinks of when recalling the night he knocked out Cain Velasquez in the first round.

  • Cain Velasquez, right, of San Jose, Calif. pounds a bloodied Antonio Silva of Brazil during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26, 2012.

    UFC 146 winners Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez ready for a rematch

    May 27, 2012

    Cain Velasquez’s celebration after brutalizing Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for nearly four minutes in the most lopsided fashion imaginable at UFC 146 consisted of hugging a couple of his coaches and nothing else. Velasquez was similarly emotionless at the post-fight press conference, sporting a blank stare for 30 minutes without flinching. Allow Velasquez to explain his detached state.

  • Junior dos Santos celebrates with his new UFC heavyweight championship belt at UFC on FOX in Anaheim, Calif. Dos Santos defeated former champion Cain Velasquez by knockout at 1:04 of the first round.

    Junior dos Santos, Dana White equally pleased after UFC on FOX 1

    November 12, 2011

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Junior dos Santos cracked jokes and detailed celebration plans in the UFC on FOX 1 post-fight press conference. He acted with the exact temperament expected after dethroning previously undefeated UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez 64 seconds into their fight.