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UFC 155 Results: New champ Cain Velasquez comes through with outpointing of Junior dos Santos

Tonight’s lineup for UFC 155 may not have been the most stacked in the organization’s history of year-end events but it certainly boasted a number of bouts ripe with potential in terms of delivering a ton of entertaining action. Featuring a main event match-up between heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (15-1) and former title-holder Cain Velasquez (10-1), the card was also highlighted by fights such as Melvin Guillard-Jamie Varner, Eddie Wineland-Brad Pickett, Alan Belcher-Yushin Okami, and Joe Lauzon-Jim Miller.

Belcher came up short in his effort against Okami, dropping a decision after failing to capitalize on a few well-placed punches and for the most part being out-muscled throughout the tilt. The loss snapped a four-fight winning streak for Belcher and was Okami’s second straight instance of success.

Fellow middleweight contender Tim Boetsch also saw his standing go out the window when he suffered a TKO loss to Costa Philippou. Boetsch came out strong but injured his hand in the opening round, later suffering a cut that eventually set Philippou up to pound “The Barbarian” out in the third stanza of their scrap.

Meanwhile, Miller and Lauzon turned in a classic even if the effort was a bit one-sided. Miller scored an obvious Unanimous Decision victory though not an easy one, cutting Lauzon early with a series of strikes but never truly stifling the Massachusetts native’s attack.

Last but not least, Dos Santos’ scrap with Velasquez was a rematch of their November 2011 tilt in which the roles of champion/contender were reversed. The bout was far from a replay of their first fight with Velasquez playing aggressor, notching takedowns at will in the early rounds and landing a number of crisp strikes throughout including a few that put JDS on the ropes. “Cigano” fought valiantly but Velasquez’s pressure was too much and ultimately brought him nods from all three judges (and the divisional strap).

Read below for a list of UFC 155 results:

John Moraga def. Chris Cariaso via Submission Round 3 (Guillotine Choke)
Max Holloway def. Leonard Garcia via Split Decision
Todd Duffee def. Philip De Fries via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Myles Jury def. Michael Johnson via Unanimous Decision
Jamie Varner def. Melvin Guillard via Split Decision
Erik Perez def. Byron Bloodworth via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Eddie Wineland def. Brad Pickett via Split Decision
Derek Brunson def. Chris Leben via Unanimous Decision
Yushin Okami def. Alan Belcher via Unanimous Decision
Costas Philippou def. Tim Boetsch via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via Unanimous Decision
Cain Velasquez def. Junior dos Santos via Unanimous Decision

32 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Predictions:

    Chris Leben
    Yushin Okami
    Tim Boetsch
    Joe Lauzon
    Junior dos Santos

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Chris,alan, tim, joe, and cain. And I expect duffee to get his walking papers. Who leaves a shirt on during weigh ins?

  • AlphaOmega says:

    whats the big deal about leaving a shirt on? wouldnt that mean he’s not scared of missing weight?

  • Creature says:

    I got Duffee, Johnson, Varner, Wineland, Leben, Belcher, Boetsch, Lauzon, and JDS.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Does anyone know what time the facebook fights start and a link to it?? Im not sure if I have the right one

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Facebook fights start at 6:35 PM EST. Just go to the UFC’s Facebook page and “like” them to gain access to the stream.

    Duffee shouldn’t even be back in the UFC to begin with. Nuff said.

  • raker says:

    Brunson, Belcher, Boetsch, Miller and Cain via TKO Rd 4 4:05. Fight of the year candidate!!

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I’m also picking Pickett

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Why leave a shirt on when heavyweights basically never miss weight? Im hope hes ripped but why not show it. I got a feeling hes out of shape.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Thanks Brendhan I did have the right link.
    And Garcia got robbed I think

  • darth_irritable says:

    Gunner, Duffee’s got a TRT exemption – I bet he is ripped.

    JDS via TKO
    Lauzon via Sub
    Boetsch via TKO
    Belcher by Decision
    Leben by sloppy TKO

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Myles Jury is teaching Johnson a lesson right now

  • darth_irritable says:

    Varner’s gotta learn to check.

  • RicM says:

    ….hey Melvin, Varner don’t look too scared……btw, talk shit, take one to the junk…….lol….

  • darth_irritable says:

    That head spike looked brutal.

  • RicM says:

    30-27 Melvin?????? W….T…..F??????? Gotta meet that judge’s dealer……..

  • darth_irritable says:

    Not to be a douche, but having Kim Winslow and Brittany Palmer in the same shot is most unfortunate.

  • RicM says:

    ………..well said Darth! Thumbs up on that observation………

  • darth_irritable says:

    Wow those two both gassed like a fatman in a cheese factory.

  • Well that helps clear up mw. Damn it Belcher.

  • darth_irritable says:

    What a sh***y round for Boetsch. A broken hand, a headbutt and an eye gouge.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Wow. Lauzon and Miller both looked like pomegranates at the end.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Please tell me that the crowd was booing the LOSS, and not JDS. That fight was exceptional.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    A Five round HW title fight??? When is the last time that has happened?

  • RicM says:

    Jesus………Cain is friggen’ relentless………what a beat-down………

  • Creature says:

    Cain absolutely beat the living hell out of JDS, there was multiple times when i caught my self just slack jawwed at what was happening. I wasnt surprised that cain was able to pull out a win, but surprised at how bad he made JDS look. Never thought id see the day.

  • MCM says:

    I told my buddy in the first two minutes of the main event that JDS looked sick or something. That was not the JDS that showed up in his last 10 fights. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that he had pneumonia or something going into the fight.

    I also asked, If Overeem loses to Bigfoot who’s next for a title shot? D.C. would have been the logical choice if JDS won, but now that Cain has the belt he’s out. Werdum has a case, but he’s stuck coaching TUF and will be fighting Big Nog. So who gets the shot?

    Only other fights I enjoyed tonight were Varner/Guillard and Miller/Lauzon. I missed most of the prelims though. Oh, and I’ve been saying it it for months but maybe now people will agree with me…. Constantinos Philippou will earn a title shot in 2013.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    As I’ve said all along, Cain wasn’t healthy the first fight, with a bum knee, 10 pounds over his usual weight. I suspected the first fight was somewhat flukey and tonight’s one sided beat down confirmed that for me. Cain is a monster.

    800 paid 2280, hope some of y’all got in on that action

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Although i should mention it was pretty amazing how JDS hung in there and absorbed that beating. Not good for his career longevity but that dude has heart.

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Cain looked unstoppable. I hope JDS wasn’t sick, injured etc. I thought JDS would win , but I am also not a fan of rematches.

    If Overeem spits the bit vs. Bigfoot then only logical match is Cain/JDS 3. I’m not sure Overeem would do much better if Cain can repeat his performance. He looked patient, focused, and determined.

  • MCM says:

    Even if JDS was sick, he should still have to fight at least once more before getting another title shot. I was a little upset that Cain only had to fight once before getting his second shot, but since that president is set, it should be followed.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Random question, what song does Okami walk out to?

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