Another victory over Cain Velasquez would give Junior dos Santos the credit he deserves.
Velasquez's boast that he couldn't submitted JDS plenty of times at UFC 155 struck a nerve with the Brazilian.
In regaining his heavyweight title at UFC 155, Velasquez's mission was to deliver a lengthy beating to dos Santos.
Velasquez got the definitive trilogy end he was looking for as he manhandled dos Santos for five more rounds before finishing him.
The heavyweights each have a win against each other as they prepare for their third bout at UFC 166 in Houston.
Velasquez's win at UFC 155 shook up the Yahoo! Sports pound-for-pound poll in a big way this month.
Velasquez didn't leave any doubt as to who's the best heavyweight in the world. Now the question is: Can anybody stop him?
Velasquez delivered a five-round beatdown of dos Santos as the Brazilian lost his first fight in the Octagon.
Velasquez aims to exorcise the demons from his poor showing against dos Santos at UFC 144.
Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez both performed brilliantly at UFC 146, setting up a rematch between the two later this year.
Velasquez put a definitive end to his rivalry with JDS on Saturday, beating him up badly before referee Herb Dean mercifully ended it.
The UFC heavyweight champ had little trouble with Frank Mir, who couldn't get the fight to the ground.
Cain Velasquez said that he doesn't see himself fighting Junior dos Santos in the near future after winning their trilogy at UFC 166 on Saturday night.
Watch highlights from the main event heavyweight championship rematch between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos from UFC 166 at the Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday, Oct. 19.
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez tightened his grasp on the belt on Saturday night, finishing Junior dos Santos in the fifth round of their UFC 166 main event.