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LAS VEGAS -- Cain Velasquez finished his UFC heavyweight title defence in just 81 merciless seconds. Vontaze Burfict Youth Jersey . Junior Dos Santos waited until the last minute to end his own bout in spectacular fashion. The UFCs top two heavyweights both arrived at the same place, however. Theyre headed for a third fight before the end of the year. Velasquez knocked down Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva with a combination and finished him on the ground in the first round Saturday night, briskly defending his belt for the first time at UFC 160. A few minutes earlier, former champion Dos Santos stopped Mark Hunt on a spinning kick to the head with 42 seconds left in the third round at the MGM Grand Garden. With the preliminaries out of the way, Dos Santos and Velasquez are eager to meet in the third fight of their entertaining series. Each has beaten the other once, and UFC President Dana White plans to let them tangle again in the next six months. "Its a no-brainer," White said. "If there was ever a trilogy, thats it right there." Velasquez (12-1) made his first successful title defence with authority, rocking Silva in the opening minute before connecting with a right hand to Silvas chin and pummeling him on the ground until referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in. "I want the best fights against the best guys, and this just comes with it," Velasquez said, indicating the championship belt around his waist. "The belt, keeping it, defending it, thats my main goal right now. Just happy with that." Although Silva (18-5) was a heavy underdog, he was furious after Velasquez stopped him in the first round for the second straight year in the UFCs annual Memorial Day weekend show in its hometown. Silva claimed Yamasaki had stopped the bout too quickly, and he insisted Velasquez hit him with "several illegal blows to the back of the neck." "The ref came in, and he told me they had been connecting to the ear," Velasquez said. "Its all good." There was no doubt about the finish by Dos Santos (16-2), who dispatched the tenacious Hunt with a risky, acrobatic kick in the final minute of a fight he appeared to be winning. Hunt was taken to a hospital after the bout, but Dos Santos left with respect for the New Zealand-born, Australia-based knockout artist. "It was way harder than Cains punch," Dos Santos said. "He has very heavy hands. I knew that. I respect him a lot, but I believe so much in myself and my striking skills. I believe I can knock anybody out." Velasquez agreed that a third bout with Dos Santos "makes sense," and Dos Santos cant wait. "I want that so bad," Dos Santos said. "Because, man, I really believe I can be the champion again, and Ill do my best to get there." Earlier on the pay-per-view card, Brazilian light heavyweight Glover Teixeira (21-2) needed only 2:38 to submit James Te Huna with a guillotine choke for his 19th consecutive win, and Nova Scotias T.J. Grant (21-5) earned the next shot at Benson Hendersons lightweight title with a dynamic first-round stoppage of Gray Maynard. Although Velasquez didnt get much of a chance to show off his comprehensive skills against Silva, he still proved why he might be the first UFC heavyweight champion to stick around for a while. The heavyweight belt has been historically difficult to defend, with champions winning only about 50 per cent of their fights while lower-weight champions such as Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have reigned uninterrupted for years. Velasquez lost his first defence to Dos Santos, who defended the belt just once before Velasquez took it back. Silva earned this unlikely title shot with two upset victories in the past year since his first fight with Velasquez, who battered him in a bloody first-round stoppage victory a year ago in the same arena. Dos Santos hadnt fought since Velasquez reclaimed the belt with a comprehensive beating at UFC 155 in the same MGM Grand Garden cage. The fight left Dos Santos with a badly injured jaw and a discolored, swollen face requiring a few months to heal. He had a difficult matchup against Hunt (9-8), who had won four straight fights after six consecutive losses to burnish his reputation as a fearsome puncher. He nearly didnt even make it to Las Vegas after getting into visa trouble while trying to leave Australia, apparently because of an old arrest. Dos Santos and Hunt largely stayed on their feet, trading huge shots and showing off admirable chins in a crowd-pleasing display of striking. Dos Santos knocked down Hunt with an overhand right in the first round, but Hunt bounced right up and kept coming forward despite taking considerable punishment. "Junior Dos Santos proved himself big-time tonight," White said. "I wondered what would happen if he stood in front of Mark Hunt and took those big shots. Much respect to Junior Dos Santos, he stood in there and exchanged punches." Dos Santos likely had a comfortable lead on the scorecards against his bloodied opponent, but he kept trying for a knockout -- even by unusual means. Moments after Dos Santos stunned Hunt with a left hand, he spun and launched a wheel kick that caught Hunt squarely on the top of the head, sending him backward in a heap. Dos Santos pounced and landed one big punch before the fight was stopped. The former champion said he had never tried a spinning kick like that in a fight. "I train that a lot in my gym," Dos Santos said. "All the time I train kicks. I never felt very confident to do that during the fights because normally my hands work. Tonight I saw the moment to throw the kick, and I did." Velasquezs win was another impressive performance by the former Arizona State wrestler who won the heavyweight title with a first-round knockout of Brock Lesnar in October 2010. He lost the belt 13 months later to Dos Santos, getting stopped 64 seconds into his first title defence. Velasquezs first fight back was against Silva, whose face was cut open by Velasquezs elbows in the opening minute. Silva survived just over 3 1/2 minutes, but left a sickening amount of blood on the canvas by the time Velasquez finished. The rematch wasnt much more competitive, despite Silvas protests of an early stoppage. Grant pulled a mild upset with his first-round win over Maynard, a longtime title contender coming off an 11-month layoff. Grant knocked Maynard backward with a big right hand and never let up, chasing the stumbling Maynard around the cage until the fight was stopped just 2:07 in. "Ive been working that exact combo, and it was just beautiful," Grant said. "I practiced that for like the last eight weeks straight, and it worked. ... Gray is not a guy I wanted to go to the ground with, and I saw he didnt move his feet too well, so I knew there were openings." Grant has won five straight fights since moving to lightweight. Earlier, lightweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone won every round in a bloody decision over K.J. Noons, the former Strikeforce fighter making his UFC debut. Cerrone earned his seventh win in nine UFC fights. Boomer Esiason Youth Jersey . The (11-11-4) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 26 points. Fifth place Dallas and sixth-seeded Nashville also have 26 points, but the Stars have three games in hand on Winnipeg while Nashville has two. Geno Atkins Womens Jersey . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. http:///...LaFell-Elite-Jersey/ . 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Inspired by Dale Earnhardt Jr.s decision to pledge his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Lorenzen became the second known driver to make the same decision.Gardstrom made it official Friday with a pledge to Legacy co-founder Chris Nowinski. As auto racing grapples with the issue of concussions and head trauma, one of NASCARs pioneers is now alongside Earnhardt in the donation queue.As a family, we decided we wanted to support Dale Junior and all work together toward a healthy future for these drivers, she told The Associated Press.Earnhardts concussion history -- he missed two races in 2012 -- spurred his decision to pledge his brain to the Legacy, a group that works with Boston University on research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative disease that doctors believe is caused by repeated blows to the head.Gardstrom is convinced the 81-year-old Lorenzen has CTE as a result from years of brutal wrecks and hits from the 1960s, one of the most dangerous eras in racing history. Lorenzen won the Daytona 500 in 1965.He never stopped to heal, she said.She wants to help, and knows her father does, too, and advance the understanding of concussions and their treatment in NASCAR.Its the younger generation that we really need to educate, she said. Theyre young, theyre hungry, but when they get in a wreck and get a concussion, they know if they dont get back in the car, someone else is going to take it. We want to change the culture of the sport.Earnhardt has become the face of concussion awareness in sports and will skip Sundays Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway because of concussion symptoms. There is no timetable on when NASCARs most popular driver might return.The 41-year-old Earnhardt had already intended to be an organ donor, so he said in April that giving up his brain made sense. Earnhardt said he was motivated by reading about three former Oakland Raiders who donated their brains in honor of teammate Ken Stabler. The quarterbacks brain showed signs of CTE.I think the protocols and the advances that we have made in trying to protect ourselves are great things, Earnhardt said at his pledge announcement. Im excited about what NASCAR has done. Bengals Jerseys. They have really taken this head on.Gardstrom felt the same sense of motivation when she read about Earnhardts pledge. She said Lorenzen, inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015, first showed signs of dementia about a decade ago. He has memory loss and uses a wheelchair at Oak Brook Healthcare in Illinois.The Elmhurst, Illinois, native was one of NASCARs first stars to hail from outside the sports Southern roots.The hardest part right now is that his racing memories are starting to go, Gardstrom said. That was the one thing that was really wonderful, to connect and see him light up when he talked about racing.Shed like to see others in the sport talk more about concussions.That hasnt necessarily been a hot topic of conversation in any of our meetings, Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch said.Six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was part of a 54-member panel that picked Lorenzen for induction into the hall. Johnson has yet to consider donating his brain to the Legacy.I am an organ donor so it wouldnt bother me to do that, but its something Ive not taken steps in and have not discussed at all, he said.In the 15 years since Dale Earnhardts death at the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR introduced a series of measures designed to keep drivers safe, from helmet and restraint systems to impact-absorbing barriers along concrete walls, all designed to cushion high-impact blows.NASCAR also mandated in 2013 that drivers submit to baseline neurocognitive assessment. When a driver in NASCAR cant return his damaged car to the garage, a trip to the care center is required. Under a new three-step process, a driver showing any indication of a head injury must go immediately to a hospital. Concussed drivers must be cleared by an independent neurologist or neurosurgeon before they can get back in a race car.Gardstrom wants NASCAR to take even more steps.We dont have to wait until more drivers brains are studied to make a better concussion protocol, she said.Former athletes in other sports have sued their leagues, contending the risks of concussions were hidden from them so they could return to competition. Gardstrom has no interest in a lawsuit.No money is going to bring my dad back, but what my goal now is, is to make sure the NASCAR family doesnt have to go through the similar things were going through now, she said.Lorenzen hasnt been forgotten by todays racing stars -- they appreciate a driver who won 26 times in the Cup series. Tony Stewart introduced Lorenzen at his hall induction. Jeff Gordon leaned in for a chat with Fearless Freddie last year at Chicagoland before the race.He was such a humble guy, that I dont think he ever realized what an impact he had on the sport, Gardstrom said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' ' 

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