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UFC on Fox’s Three Stars: dos Santos, Henderson and Johnson

Maggie Hendricks
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The UFC's first fight on network television delivered on ratings and gave the UFC a new heavyweight champion. Who stood out on the historic night?

No. 1 star -- Junior dos Santos: "Cigano" was given the opportunity to become a star and a champion, and he took advantage of it by knocking out Cain Velasquez in just 64 seconds. His emotional celebration is the kind of thing even first-time viewers will remember, making him well-known beyond the millions who tuned in from his home country of Brazil. Now, dos Santos can sit back and enjoy his shiny gold bet until UFC 141, when Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will battle for the right to fight him.

No. 2 star -- Benson Henderson: Instead of grumbling about being relegated to Facebook fights after headlining a Versus card, Henderson put on a show against the very tough Clay Guida. He earned a Fight of the Night bonus, but more importantly, a shot at the UFC lightweight belt. He will fight Frankie Edgar at the event in Japan in February.

No. 3 star -- DaMarques Johnson: After losing to Amir Sadollah in March, Johnson was in need of a big win. That came in the form of a knockout of fellow "The Ultimate Fighter" alumnus Clay Harvison in just 1:34.

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