From the preliminaries to the main card, UFC 166 delivered with some memorable battles! In a fight Joe Rogan called, “The best fight I ever seen!” Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez battled it out in a bloody slugfest that even rendered the outspoken, UFC president Dana White speechless.
In the main event UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez battered number one contender, Junior Dos Santos with strikes and superior wrestling until the fight was halted at by Herb Dean at 3:09 of round 5. Weeks before UFC 166, on UFC Prime Time, Dos Santos said Cain Velasquez hits like a girl. After UFC 166 Dos Santos was under the impression that he had been knocked out in the second round, when in fact it was the fifth round.