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JDS KOs Velasquez in first round

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Junior dos Santos needed only 64 seconds to become the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight champion, beating Cain Velasquez by first-round knocked out in the promotion’s first event on network television Saturday in Anaheim.

Dos Santos hooked up his betting supporters as a plus-130 underdog (risk $100 to win $130).

The Brazilian floored Velasquez with a thunderous right hand that landed on the former champion’s ear hole. Velasquez immediately went down and Dos Santos finished the job quickly with about six strikes from the top position.

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An emotional Dos Santos told analyst Joe Rogan after the fight, “"I have no words to say how I'm feeling. It's amazing, my life. I have a lot of good people around me."

In a crucial lightweight fight on the undercard, Ben Henderson captured a unanimous-decision win over Clay Guida in a thrilling three-round war. The judges scored the bout in Henderson’s favor, 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27, but the fight was much closer than that.

Henderson won as a minus-260 ‘chalk.’

With the win, ‘Smooth’ gets a shot at the 155-pound belt against Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar in the main event at UFC 144 in Japan. Rampage Jackson is expected to fight a to-be-determined opponent in the co-main event. Also, Jake Shields will face Yoshihiro Akiyama in a welterweight matchup.

During an appearance on Jim Rome’s radio show last week, Dana White confirmed that Anderson Silva’s next defense of his middleweight belt will come against Chael Sonnen. But the bout won’t happen on the UFC 143 card scheduled for Super Bowl weekend.

Check back later this week for my preview of UFC 139.

Brian Edwards can be reached at briane@vegasinsider.com.

For daily sports gambling analysis, follow Brian Edwards on twitter at Vegasbedwards.

  
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