Anaheim – 14,856 UFC fans witnessed history Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California as Cain Velasquez became the first Mexican UFC heavyweight champion. Velasquez, in only his 9th professional MMA bout, took out Lesnar with a barrage of punches that left the former WWE star a bloody mess inside the Octagon. The full play by play is below. Be sure and check back to HeavyMMA.com for lots of post-fight coverage of UFC 121.
Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez
Lesnar immediately came out at a brutal pace, landing several big shots to Velasquez. He managed to work a takedown 30 seconds in, but Velasquez stood back up. Up against the cage, Lesnar grabbed hold of the challenger’s legs, looking to out-muscle him. He took Velasquez down again, but he escaped. Blood dripped down from Lesnar’s face from a knee from Velasquez, who earned a takedown after a brief exchange on the feet. Lesnar stood back up, looking for another takedown. Velasquez avoided and landed huge shots to Lesnar, sending him to the floor. Velasquez in side control, began dominating Lesnar on the ground, utilizing ground and pound. Lesnar covered up and looked exhausted. However, he exploded up, and Velasquez landed several big shots to put Lesnar back on his back. Velasquez began pounding away at the bloodied up Lesnar, and Herb Dean pulled him off of the defeated champion. Incredible performance by Velasquez. Incredible. Velasquez def. Lesnar via technical knockout at 4:12 of Round 1.