(10/23/2010)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (22 Total):
1. Cain Velasquez - 96.2
2. Brock Lesnar - 94.6
3. Daniel Roberts - 93.4
4. Jon Madsen - 93.1
5. Diego Sanchez - 92.5
6. Court McGee - 92.2
7. Tom Lawlor - 91.3
8. Brendan Schaub - 90.9
9. Jake Shields - 90.6
10. Matt Hamill - 90.3
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Location: Anaheim, California
Elevation: 157'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar
95.8
Fighters & Matches 90.0
Top 10 Fighters 92.5
TOTAL 91.3
90.9
TKO
(Punches)
1:48
     WOW! Jon Madsen is now 4-0 in the UFC, and the way he dominated Gilbert Yvel just now, was pretty ridiculous. He shot for a takedown, and made Yvel look like a fucking cannon ball, flying through the air, and once they hit the floor, Madsen started throwing some of the biggest punches I've ever seen, and his ground & pound was enough to secure the victory in under 2 minutes of the first round. Jon Madsen looks super legit, and Gilbert Yvel just makes me miss Pride.
87.8
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty solid undercard fight. The first round I gave to Dongi Yang, for showing superior striking, as well as securing a takedown. The second round was basically more of what we saw in the first round. Camozzi made a comeback in the third round, beating up Yang quite a bit. In the end, I probably would have called it a draw, but the judges gave the fight to Camozzi, and I'm fine with that I guess.
89.2
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      This was a good scrap, both guys boxing well, and bringing the fight to each other. It was also a really even fight. Technically, in the end, I scored the fight as a whole, a draw. But if we're using the UFC scoring system, based on rounds, then I'd probably give the fight to Stout, for the 1st & 3rd rounds, and then Taylor won the second round. It really could have gone either way though, so I'm happy that it was a split-decision, and even though I WANTED Taylor to win, congrats to Stout for a good fight.
90.9
Submission
(Anaconda Choke)
1:13
      Yeah! I love the Anaconda Choke, it's one of my favorite submission moves, so it's always cool seeing it executed to perfection in an MMA fight, and that's exactly what happened here. Roberts locked on a guillotine choke, transitioned into an anaconda choke while still standing, they went down, Roberts slammed Guymon to the ground to get better position on the other side, and Guymon tapped. Excellent submission!
88.8
Decision
15:00
      This decision was a pretty obvious one to make. Tom Lawlor took Cote to the ground in all 3 rounds, he beat him up, completely controlled him with his wrestling. This was a pretty depressing fight for Cote, because he spent 15 minutes with absolutely no offense whatsoever. Joe Rogan said it best, when he said it has to suck to train for 6 weeks with a hard camp, just to get your ass kicked for 15 minutes. So yeah, good win for Lawlor, and it looks like Cote needs to work on his wrestling defense.
90.2
Submission
(Arm-Triangle Choke)
11:21
      This was actually a pretty good fight, with quite a bit of back & forth action going on. Ryan Jensen scored with some solid striking & a takedown in the first round. Court McGee seemed to have the better striking in the second round. The third round was 100% Court McGee as he landed a really nice takedown early in the round, elbowed the fuck out of Jensen's face, and then finished him off with a quick arm triangle choke. Excellent surprise ending by Court McGee.
88.5
Decision
15:00
      Well, Gabriel Gonzaga is a beast on the ground, but for some reason he tried to spend this entire fight, standing with Schaub, so I ended up giving all 3 rounds to Schaub. MAYBE Gonzaga won back some points late in the third round, but ultimately, Gonzaga was just Schaub's punching bag during their moderately paced sparring session.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      Ugh... Here we are with two fighters I don't like, but being a fan of the old school UFC, I couldn't help but to cheer for Tito in this fight, I wanted SO BADLY for him to beat Hamill's ass. Tito's striking looked sort of ok in this fight, but he was taken down in all 3 rounds, his face was all busted up in all 3 rounds, and Hamill was just clearly the better fighter. So, yeah... Weird "Teacher vs. Student" fight here. Good job Hamill, I guess...
90.5
Decision
15:00
      After losing his last couple of fights against B.J. Penn & John Hathaway, Diego Sanchez is finally back on the winning track, with a well fought victory over Paulo Thiago. I gave the first round to Paulo Thiago for his superior striking skills, but he gassed himself out pretty quickly, and got absolutely dominated in the last 2 rounds by Diego's insane cardio & grappling skills. Diego looked really good in this fight.
89.3
Decision
(Split)
15:00
      Well, Jake Shields makes his triumphant UFC debut, taking out one of the top contenders, in Martin Kampmann. Jake Shields spent the entire fight trying to takedown Kampmann, and Kampmann spent the entire fight trying to defend the takedown. I gave the first two rounds to Shields, the last round to Kampmann, and the judges more or less agreed with me, and gave the fight to Shields. I've never liked Shields, and I think it's lame that he came into this fight with ZERO cardio, but whatever... I guess he gets a title shot now? Whatever...
95.8
TKO
(Punches)
4:12
      DAYUM! This was a pretty badass title fight. Brock Lesnar started the fight like a bull, throwing giant bombs, taking down Velasquez, just going fucking CRAZY with his wild attacks. Eventually Cain was able to turn the tides, and he got on top of Lesnar, at which point he beat the living fuck out of him for over a minute, until eventually the referee had to stop the fight. CRAZY back & forth fight, and we have a NEW UFC Heavyweight Champion! Pretty brutal fight.
OVERALL 91.3
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