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UFC 200 results: Cain Velasquez mauls Travis Browne

Cain Velasquez returned to the win column at UFC 200 on Saturday night.
Cain Velasquez returned to the win column at UFC 200 on Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LAS VEGAS -- Don't write off Cain Velasquez just yet.

On Saturday night, the two-time former UFC heavyweight champion looked every bit the world beater he's been when he's not injured, as he absolutely mauled Travis Browne in the main-card opener of UFC 200 at T Mobile Arena.

Fighting for the first time since losing the title to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188, Velasquez won via TKO at 4:57 of the opening round.

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Velasquez (14-2) pressed the action from the outset, stalking Browne down and landing heavy strikes. Velasquez even threw lightning-fast spinning back kicks, one of which landed.

Velasquez dropped Browne late in the round and didn't let up, wailing away with ground-and-pound until John McCarthy waved the bout off.

"Feels good you know I have a lot of respect for Travis," Velasquez said. "He fights good he fights hard, it's good to be back."

Velasquez knows he might not get a shot at the belt currently held by Stipe Miocic right away given his injury history, so he says he just wants the best fights.

"I was out for a little bit," Velasquez said. "I want the best fights, I wnat he title belt, whoever the UFC wants me to fight I'll do it, i want the best guys."

It was the 12th career finish for Velasquez. Browne (18-4-1) has dropped two of his past three.

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