UFC really dropped the ball on their inaugural show, and perhaps the Fox Execs have something to do about it so I won't crap on them too much. 64 seconds of fighting on their debut? Not very good, especially when they could have easily shown Clay Guida vs Ben Henderson within the same hour, which from what I hear was a FOTY candidate.
As for the Heavyweight division, it seems like there will be some stability now that JDS won the belt. I've been hearing all along that all these top guys were just killing time until Dos Santos, a big time talent, was ready and built up enough for his title shot. Can't wait to see if he lives up to the hype. I like Cain Velasquez so no diss on him, but there's no question Dos Santos has the skills to clean out the division.
I hope though that we will see the Heavyweight Title defended more from here on out than it has recently. The division really has had some bad luck. The title has been on the line only 3 times since UFC 100 (excluding interim title matches), and really for an ever growing company and sport you really need more than that, because as talented as the other divisions are, some of them by far more talented than than the big guys, the heavyweight division is the money division in the long run. People just love to watch this 250 pound dudes slug it out.
I guess going ahead will see JDS vs Lesnar/Overeem. I don't know why but I have a feeling Lesnar is going to pull it out.
As for Velasquez, I could see Shane Carwin as a good bounce back match. Velasquez should win it, but it wouldn't be the easiest bounce back match he could be offered. Plus Joe Silva would have to consider whether they want to take that chance of Carwin losing 3 Straight. Roy Nelson would be a nice option, he probably has some hype after beating everyone's favorite Cro Cop. Although, honestly, Velasquez should easily wipe the floor with Nelson.