UFC-121: Velasquez knocks out Lesnar and wins belt

Velasquez knocks out Lesnar and wins belt

Mexican party in Anaheim, California. Cain Velazquez He delighted the Latino public, who filled the seats at the Honda Center, as he became the new UFC heavyweight champion. The American fighter of Mexican descent was not aware of Brock Lesnar and knocked out the former belt owner in the first round. The duel was the main attraction of UFC-121, an event held this Saturday (23), in the United States. The show also featured two Brazilians in action, who ended up defeated in their fights. Gabriel Napao did not meet in front of Brendan Schaub e Paulo thiago was surpassed by Diego Sanchez.

Velasquez knocks out Lesnar and wins belt
In a very busy fight, Cain Velazquez He showed speed, explosiveness and absorption of blows to become the new owner of the UFC heavyweight belt. Right at the beginning of the fight, Lesnar went on the attack with a good knee and boxing blows, hitting Velasquez who defended himself well, but didn't avoid being taken down. However, Cain quickly got up and went on the attack. Showing his arsenal of punches, the athlete of Mexican descent landed blows to Lesnar's face that he felt and was knocked down. From that moment on, an incredible punishment with punches from above punished Brock until referee Herb Dean interrupted, who declared a technical knockout at 4:12 of the first round. With the result, Velasquez wins the UFC belt and extends his unbeaten run to nine victories. Lesnar suffers his second career defeat in seven fights.

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Shields defeats
Kampmann and debut with victory
Former Strikeforce champion, Jake Shields debuted on the right foot in the UFC. The North American had a very balanced duel against the Danish Martin Kampmann. Shields made use of his great arsenal of takedowns to take down the European athlete and work on the ground with strikes from above. History repeated itself in the second round, however, in the final half of the round, the North American athlete was already feeling tired and Kampmann managed to recover. In the third and decisive round, the Danish athlete controlled the fight well, avoiding takedowns and working with strikes in his striking, but it was already too late to recover. In the end, victory Jake Shields in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)


Diego Sanchez wins
Paulo thiago
In a very busy fight with good alternations, the Brazilian Paulo thiago and the North American Diego Sanchez provided the public with an exciting duel. The Brazilian athlete started the fight better, using his size to punch with boxing and his judo technique to take down Diego, from where he punished his opponent with punches and submission attempts. However, in the second round, Sanchez changed his strategy and went in search of the ground game. The North American used his wrestling to take down the Brazilian and punish him with strong ground and pound blows. In the last and decisive round, Sanchez maintained his strategy of avoiding striking and attacked the Brazilian's feathers, who was taken to the ground and defended himself from the guard's powerful punches, but in the end, victory for Diego Sanchez in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)

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“Student” Matt Hamill surpasses “master” Tito Ortiz

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In the third edition of The Ultimate Fighter, Tito Ortiz He was Matt Hamill's teacher on the reality show, but tonight, Matt proved that the disciple surpassed the master. Hamill, showing good physical strength, connected more blows and used wrestling, Ortiz's well-known weapon, to take down Tito and punish the former champion with punches from above. After two rounds of disadvantage, Tito went on the attack in the last round, but it was too late. In the end, Matt Hamill won by unanimous decision from the judges (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Brendan Schaub wins Gabriel “Napão”

The first Brazilian to enter the octagon, Gabriel “Napão” did not find himself facing Brendan Schaub. The North American showed a lot of speed to enter and leave the range of action with good boxing blows, while the Brazilian athlete was unable to hit his opponent. With just a few seconds remaining in the first round, Schaub knocked Napão to a knockdown, but the Brazilian black belt was saved by the bell. In the next two rounds, Brendan again controlled the actions, connecting more blows and winning by unanimous decision from the judges. (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Check out the full results of the event

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Main Card

Cain Velazquez derrotou Brock Lesnar by technical knockout in R1;

Jake Shields defeated Martin Kampmann via split decision;

Diego Sanchez derrotou Paulo thiago in the unanimous decision of the judges;

Matt Hamill defeated Tito Ortiz in the unanimous decision of the judges;

Brendan Schaub derrotou Gabriel “Napão” in the unanimous decision of the judges;

 

Preliminary Card

Court mcgee submitted Ryan Jensen with a triangle choke in R3;

Tom Lawlor defeated Patrick Cote via unanimous decision;

Sam stout defeated Paul Taylor via split decision;

Daniel Roberts submitted Mike Guymon with an anaconda in R1;

Chris Camozzi defeated Dongi Yang via split decision;

Jon Madsen defeated Gilbert Yvel via TKO in R1;


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