UFC 132 results: Rafael dos Anjos pulverizes George Sotiropoulos

Photo by Tracy Lee for Yahoo! Sports

Boy, how the mighty have fallen.

George Sotiropoulos was once considered one of the top title contenders in the lightweight division after starting his UFC career with seven consecutive victories.

After getting knocked off his pedestal by Dennis Siver at UFC 127 earlier this year, he was hoping to get back on track against tough Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos in the opening Spike TV preliminary card fight at UFC 132.

Instead, he was left unconscious in less than a minute.

Dos Anjos, known much more for his impressive jiu-jitsu skills than his striking, nailed Sotiropoulos with a massive hook, one of the nastiest and wildest looping strikes you'll ever see, and the 33-year-old Aussie went down -- hard. 

There was no need for follow-up, as Sotiropoulos was completely done in from the single blow and the fight was stopped at the 59-second mark.

Dos Anjos is a fighter who was remembered more for getting knocked out by a Hail Mary uppercut by Jeremy Stephens in his UFC debut but his striking is definitely improving.

How surprising was that, Maniacs?

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