Cain Velasquez vs. Ben Rothwell
Velasquez gets a single-leg takedown after landing a kick to the body. Rothwell stands and is taken back down. Velasquez punishes Rothwell with short punches and moves to north-south. Velasquez goes to side control, which allows Rothwell to escape to his feet. Velasquez takes him back down and dishes out a world of hurt with both elbows and hands. Velasquez moves effortlessly from mount to side control and beyond. Velasquez allows Rothwell to stand after a completely one-sided thrash fest.
Velasquez snags a quick single and the beating commences. Velasquez’s right hand finds a home on the face of Rothwell. Velasquez pins Rothwell’s left arm against the cage and unloads with lefts to the head. While Rothwell frees his arm and stands to his feet, referee Steve Mazzagatti executes extremely poor judgment in calling the fight. An awful move to a fight that was growing more exciting by the minute. The official time is 0:58 of round two.