ANAHEIM CA - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and opponent Cain Velasquez face off at the UFC 121 weigh-in at the Honda Center on October 22 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 121 Results: Cain Velasquez Dominates Brock Lesnar

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UFC 121 Results: Cain Velasquez Dominates Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar attempted to come out fast and hard against Cain Velasquez but Velasquez remained extremely calm throughout the opening assault, flurrying with hard punches when he had the chance. Lesnar was able to get a takedown early but Cain just stood right up. Again they started to trade, Brock took him back down but Cain bounced back to his feet. Immediately Lesnar looked exhausted and was hurt by a flurry of Cain's punches.

After Cain started to land Brock collapsed to the ground and Velasquez followed him and started landing hard punches from the top. It was an all out assault from there as Lesnar was split wide open on his cheek and bleeding badly. Brock did manage to get back to his feet but was quickly dropped again and Velasquez unloaded hammerfists and forced referee Herb Dean to jump in for the stoppage.

Cain Velasquez remains undefeated and now holds the UFC championship.

Brock was complimentary after the fight, saying he had a good camp but Cain was the better man. He also said he plans to go back to camp and fix his mistakes and come back stronger.

This was a tremendous night for Cain and a bad night for Lesnar. It was a very out of control performance for Brock, and one that put him in a bad position repeatedly.

But I say again, Cain Velasquez is now the UFC heavyweight champion.


UFC 121 Results: Jake Shields Fails To Impress In Win Over Martin Kampmann

At UFC 121 Jake Shields made his long awaited debut in the UFC against Martin Kampmann. What was supposed to set him up for a title shot at Georges St. Pierre instead made that fight look worthless as Shields badly tired and ended up barely squeaking out a split decision win.

Kampmann managed to get out of mount positions and never took any damage but he also used poor strategy in going for chokes and giving up position. Kampmann also refused to take advantage of chances to get back to distance where he could work his kickboxing game against the exhausted former Strikeforce champion. Shields managed to spend enough time on top working position to convince two judges he had won the fight.

The judges scored the bout 29-28 Kampmann, 30-27 Shields and 29-28 Shields.

The fight with GSP suddenly looks like one that Jake would lose and lose badly without much doubt.


UFC 121 Results - Diego Sanchez Impresses With Win Over Paulo Thiago

Many MMA fans were writing off Diego Sanchez as he stepped into the cage against Paulo Thiago at UFC 121. It wasn't pretty in the first round as Thiago did much better work but Sanchez set such a hard pace that by the end of the round you could see Thiago fading.

In the second round Diego got the takedown and really dominated from top, landing a lot of punches and elbows and simply outworking Thiago. Suddenly the world was being reminded that Sanchez is the much more accomplished grappler. In the third Diego got the takedown, took the back and did damage from the position including locking in a nasty body triangle. Thiago gave up the mount, got pounded on more and then turned back over. It was complete domination by Diego in the round.

The judges scored the bout 30-26, 29-28 and 29-28 for Sanchez.

Prior to the fight Diego said win or lose he'd be dropping back down to 155 pounds but he looked so good tonight that we'll just have to see if he follows through.


UFC 121 Results - Matt Hamill Proves The Student Has Passed The Teacher

Matt Hamill was the first pick by Tito Ortiz on The Ultimate Fighter and the two met in a student vs. teacher fight at UFC 121. Hamill is very much like the "modern version" of Ortiz, a great wrestler who has developed a decent game but really is at his best on top landing strikes and that's what he did in the second and third rounds of the fight.

Ortiz looked like a suddenly dynamic striker to open the fight, landing head kicks, body kicks, jabs and trying spinning backfists. SB Nation scored the first round to Ortiz even though Hamill has his moments where he found a home for the right hand. It wouldn't last for Ortiz as in the second and third rounds Hamill got the takedown and used punches and elbows to bust up "the teacher."

The judges scored the fight 29-28, 29-28 and 30-27 all for Matt Hamill who gets a very big win.


UFC 121 Results: Brendan Schaub Decisions Gabriel Gonzaga

In the first fight of the UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez pay-per-view broadcast, Brendan Schaub was looking to take a step up in the heavyweight division by beating gatekeeper (and former title challenger) Gabriel Gonzaga. Schaub's speed was the deciding factor in the fight as he was able to routinely move inside, land punches and get back out without taking damage. Over the three rounds the best work done by Gonzaga was when he committed to leg kicks and forced Schaub to think twice about moving forward.

Unfortunately for Gonzaga, he did not remain committed to this strategy. Instead he attempted to counter Brendan as he came in. It was an unsuccessful strategy and one that led to a 30-27 loss on all three judges cards.

With the win Schaub joins top heavyweights like Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin as a man who has passed the Gonzaga test. We'll have to wait to see what they do with Schaub next.


UFC 121 Results: Court McGee Comes Back To Submit Ryan Jensen

It was a very rough first round for Court McGee as he stepped into the Octagon for the first time since winning The Ultimate Fighter. Ryan Jensen managed to drop him with a hard left and dominated standing up. But as the round wore on something became very clear, Jensen was throwing so hard that he was tiring himself out.

Trainer John Hackleman told McGee in the corner that he would win on conditioning and in the second round Court began to walk forward and force Jensen to go backward and eat punches and kicks. Jensen was visibly tired and was looking for the big right hand over and over and the lack of technique on the power shots was only serving to tire him out more. After a takedown to end the round it was clear that after losing the first round, Court had come back to even things up.

In the third it was Court who came forward, landed a hard punch and got yet another takedown. From there McGee landed punches, moved to side control, then mount and landed elbows before locking up an arm triangle choke for the win.


UFC 121 Results: Tom Lawlor Dominates Patrick Cote

Patrick Cote and Tom Lawlor stepped into the Octagon to kick off the Spike TV undercard portion of UFC 121. Cote had fallen far since his shot at UFC middleweight king, Anderson Silva. After being out of action for a long time due to a knee injury suffered against Silva, Cote returned and lost a fight to Alan Belcher.

Tom Lawlor would do the Canadian no favors as he used his superior wrestling to get constant takedowns and do a lot of damage from top position with punches and elbows. At times Cote was able to work his way back to his feet but he was never able to do any damage or put Tom in the slightest bit of trouble over the fifteen minutes of action.

Big John McCarthy disappointed a lot of MMA fans by standing the fight up while Lawlor was actively working ground and pound. Regardless of if he was trying to assist in making the fight "entertaining" or not, it was bad reffing from a man once thought of as, without a doubt, the best in the business.

With the win Lawlor got a much needed win after losing his last two fights.

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