UFC on Fox 1 took place tonight from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of the world. The event marked the UFC’s debut on network television.
The fight lasted just 64 seconds and ended with a knockout of Cain Velasquez live on FOX TV.
In preliminary action Benson Henderson was able to outpoint Clay Guida in an exciting, fast paced three round affair to earn the number one contender seat in the UFC’s lightweight division. He will now face Frankie Edgar for the UFC’s lightweight title in a yet to be announced UFC event in 2012 expected to go down in Japan.
At the post fight press conference UFC president Dana White announced that 14,019 fans filled the Honda Center in Anaheim, California for a live gate of $1.1 million.
Also announced at the post fight press conference were the Fight Night Bonus winners of the evening. $65K went to four men that fought on the UFC’s inaugural show on FOX and those men are Junior Dos Santos, Ricardo Lamas, Benson Henderson and Clay Guida.
Dos Santos took home Knockout of the Night, Lamas took home Submission of the Night and both Guida and Henderson took home Fight of the Night.
The UFC on Fox 1 Full Results are as follows:
Main Card: (FOX)
Junior Dos Santos def. Cain Velasquez via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:04 – to become new UFC heavyweight champion.
Preliminary Card Results: (Facebook & Foxsports.com)
Ben Henderson def. Clay Guida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).
Dustin Poirier def. Pablo Garza via submission (D’arce choke) – Round 2, 1:32.
Ricardo Lamas def. Cub Swanson via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:16.
DaMarques Johnson def. Clay Harvison via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:34.
Darren Uyenoyama def. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27).
Robert Peralta def. Mackens Semerzier via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:54.
Alex Caceres def. Cole Escovedo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Mike Pierce def. Paul Bradley via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).
Aaron Rosa def. Matt Lucas via majority decision (28-28, 30-26, 30-26).
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