Sunday, Oct 24, 2010
Velasquez Unseats Lesnar as Heavyweight King
By FCF Staff Cain Velasquez lived up to his reputation as one of mixed-martial-arts fastest rising stars tonight in Anaheim, California, as the American Kickboxing Academy fighter stopped Brock Lesnar in the first round to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Seconds after the opening bell sounded Lesnar charged at Velasquez (pictured left) in search of a takedown, and after a frantic scramble, the champion managed to take the challenger to the mat for a brief moment. After springing back to his feet, Velasquez began to punish Lesnar with strikes, sending the imposing heavyweight to the mat with a hard knee to the head. Although Lesnar managed to survive for several more moments, the barrage of punches from Velasquez was too much, prompting referee Herb Dean’s intervention at 4:01 of the first round.
Here are the results from tonight’s UFC 121 broadcast:
UFC 121 Broadcast Results
Cain Velasquez def. Brock Lesnar via TKO (punches) – R1, 4:01
Jake Shields def. Martin Kampmann via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Diego Sanchez def. Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Hamill def. Tito Ortiz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Brendan Schaub def. Gabriel Gonzaga via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Court McGee def. Ryan Jensen via submission (arm-triangle choke) -R3, 1:21
Tom Lawlor def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Daniel Roberts def. Mike Guymon via submission (anaconda choke) – R1, 1:13
Jon Madsen def. Gilbert Yvel via TKO (punches) – R1, 1:48
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 2:31 am