[The Tens] Top 10 MMA Fighters Of 2012
3) Cain Velasquez
Play around in a giant’s blood casually to earn a title shot then beat up the heavyweight champion, the only man to ever beat you, soundly for 25-minutes. That’s how Cain Velasquez got down in 2012 and it solidified there is no better big man to watch. His well-rounded arsenal makes him the kind of fighter that’s never lost a round in the UFC. He handed Junior Dos Santos his first loss in the UFC’s first 25-minute heavyweight title fight in five years while putting up the organization’s first ever triple-double (triple-digit significant strikes—111—and double-digit takedowns—11).