Junior dos Santos (pictured) was a heavy 4-to-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of Mark Hunt on Saturday night at UFC 160. Dos Santos eventually did what he was supposed to do, but the former heavyweight champ did so in a manor nobody had ever seen from him before.
“Cigano” rocked Hunt several times throughout their shootout with some vicious overhand rights, but that was to be expected. However, the heavy-handed slugger ultimately used a dynamic spinning heel kick, a la Vitor Belfort just one week ago, to put Hunt to sleep in the third and final round.
Following the highlight reel strike, dos Santos admitted he had never tried that particular kick in a fight before.
The win earned dos Santos a rubber match against current 265-pound champ Cain Velasquez.
MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada hosted tonight’s festivities.
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