by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Twenty-seven-year-old Cain Velasquez proved again that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division with a dominating TKO victory over Ben Rothwell Saturday at UFC 104 in Los Angeles. 

As most expected, the undefeated Velasquez opened Rothwell up with striking and sealed the deal with a fierce brand of ground and pound. 

Velasquez said referee Steve Mazzagatti’s decision to halt the bout early in the second was a “short stoppage,” but said the result would have been the same either way. 

As for his next move, Velasquez says his choice would be the winner of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin at UFC 106. 

“That’s going to be the true test of where I’m at,” he said. 

(Cain Velasquez talks about his win over Ben Rothwell and progression as a fighter.)