Velasquez stuns Lesnar in first, claims heavyweight title


New UFC champion Cain Velasquez sent14,856 fans into a frenzy by stopping Lesnar with strikes in the first round of UFC 121's main even. The action-heavy affair saw the entire building on its feet throughout the matchup.

Lesnar came out like gangbusters in the opening frame of the headlining bout in a clear bid to gain top position on the mat. But he ran headlong into the challenger, and the two traded wildly before a second try got him what he wanted.

That was the last ray of sunshine for the former WWE professional wrestler.

Velasquez popped up like a jack-in-the-box and charged back with his own takedown. Punches came at Lesnar on both sides as he struggled to stand, and when he did, Velasquez had him cornered. Still, Lesnar fired back with punches. But Velasquez rocked him in a subsequent exchange, and he tumbled to the mat.

From there, Velasquez rained down punches overhead, and it looked as though the fight would be ended in seconds. But Lesnar somehow survived, and Velasquez's punches seemed to slow.

Lesnar righted himself and shortly afterward took another hard punch that dropped him once again. Curled up and rolling away as Velasquez continued to rain down strikes, referee Herb Dean ended the punishment with 59 seconds left in the first round.

"He's a great fighter," Lesnar said afterward. "Congratulations, Cain. What can I say? He was better than me tonight."

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10/25/10 8:55 AM by jdog747

cain suprised alot of people, he took the giant down. Brock is a giant and if he going to fight in mma he has to train in all techniques of mma. he has to improve his boxing. If he takes mma seriously he will come back stronger than never. This has nothing to do with brown pride. Cain did it has a mma figther and earn the title, lets see how long he will keep it. The easy part was winning the title, now is comes the hardest part defending it.

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10/24/10 10:17 PM by rockwell

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10/24/10 6:54 PM by Jons Forsberg

Aztec Warrior vs Viking warrior, boxing vs MMA, Mexican champ Cain. Zuffa are great fucken trolls bro.

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10/24/10 6:48 PM by Canandy2

Tale of the tape, Two American flags, One for Brock and the other for Cain. Both American fighters but with different nationalities. Cain was born in the US and went to Arizona State University. Where is this crap going to stop? If someone happens to beat Cain then we'll see the first Dutch HW, or the first German HW, or the first Egyptian HW etc......Cain a great MMA fighter and showed it last night and I was going for Brock.

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10/24/10 3:47 PM by Jons Forsberg

So, the guy is a fraud. lol @ Goldberg announcing him as the first Mexican Champ, lol @ his Mexico mouthpiece and entrance music. Zuffa just took bullshit for a buck to a new level. Hey Latinos, we did it!

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10/24/10 1:11 PM by Wasa-B

All aboard the Cain Trane, esses.Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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10/24/10 1:09 PM by Wasa-B

First, they're beaners, spics, etc.Now, they're American.Hmm.....