When the official fight card for the UFC 160 was released, every MMA fan that was a member of a site listed on the sports betting understood that there was bound to be at least a couple of notable knockouts at the event. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, former champion Junior Dos Santos and Mark Hunt, and Glover Texeira taking on James Te Huna all but guaranteed at last one knockout punch. Well, two of those three fights ending via knockout wasn’t bad at all, and with a first-round submission thrown in to the mix, UFC 160 was quite a show.
Teixeira earned that first-round submission win less than five minutes in to his fight with Te Huna, as he quickly took his opponent to the ground with a hard hook and pursued the ground and pound attack. It only took Teixeira a few punches before he had gained side control, and as a dazed Te-Huna tries to get to his feet, Teixeira locks in a guillotine choke and forced Te-Huna to submit. Teixeira improved to 3-0 in the UFC with the win and was already a legitimate contender in the light heavyweight division before he earned this bet on sports victory, so earning the submission win should move him one step closer to a title shot.
It was all knockouts from there, as the former champion Dos Santos looked to earn a measure of redemption and a title rematch as he clashed with Hunt. The two exchanged some massive blows in the first round and it appeared as though the first could end up going either way, but things really did slow down in the second round and by the time both fighters came out for the third round it was Dos Santos with the distinct advantage. Hunt looked tired and worn down, and while he kept on coming, he wasn’t connecting on his punches the way he had earlier in the fight. Dos Santos would connect with a spinning leg kick and then seal the online sports betting fight with a knockout punch as Hunt was down on the mat, earning the third-round knockout win and a title shot.
All that was left to do at this point was determine whom Dos Santos would fight for the title, as Velasquez looked for his second-career knockout win over Silva. It didn’t take long for this fight to end, as Velasquez couldn’t get the takedown despite two separate attempts, but then manages to land a big left and straight right to get Silva on all fours. Velasquez then punched until the referee stopped the fight, and while Silva complained that the live betting fight was ended prematurely, there is no doubt that Velasquez was the dominant fighter. The win set the stage for another rematch between Dos Santos and Velasquez, and it wouldn’t be a surprise at all if that was another event in which knockouts reigned supreme. For all of the latest UFC news and betting odds for upcoming events, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites.