Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is finally set to pull the trigger on its latest blockbuster pay-per-view fight card TONIGHT (Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010) from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
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UFC 121: "Lesnar vs. Velasquez" will feature a heavyweight title bout pitting division championBrock Lesnar against undefeated challenger Cain Velasquez. Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields will make his Octagon debut against well-rounded welterweight stalwart Martin Kampmann in the co-featured fight of the night.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 121 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action!
Here are the complete UFC 121 results:
UFC 121 QUICK RESULTS
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Main card (Televised):
205 lbs.: Matt Hamill defeats Tito Ortiz via Unanimous Decision
265 lbs.: Brendan Schaub defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via Unanimous Decision
170 lbs.: Jake Shields defeats Martin Kampmann via Split Decision
170 lbs.: Diego Sanchez defeats Paulo Thiago via Unanimous Decision
Spike TV "Prelims" (Televised):
185 lbs.: Court McGee defeats Ryan Jensen via submission (arm-triangle choke) Round 3
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor defeats Patrick Cote via unanimous decision
Under card (May not be broadcast):
265 lbs.: Jon Madsen defeats Gilbert Yvel via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
155 lbs.: Sam Stout defeats Paul Taylor via Split Decision
170 lbs.: Daniel Roberts defeats Mike Guymon via Submission (Anaconda Choke) Round 1
185 lbs.: Chris Camozzi defeats Dongi Yang via Split Decision
UFC 121 PLAY-BY-PLAY LIVE MAIN CARD COMMENTARY:
UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez (265-pound limit)
Round one: Lesnar right off the bat goes for a take down. Brock throwing a flying knee and now a uppercut. Cain connects with a counter left. Good jab from Cain. Brock now with a big take down. Cain gets right back up to his feet. Lesnar holding onto a single leg against the cage. Lesnar again with a quick take down but Cain is right back to his feet. Jab from Cain. Brock swinging for the fences and lands a couple. Good right from Brock. Cain gets a take down now!!! He is throwing some punches from behind now. Brock back up. Brock is bleeding under his left eye. Cain is throwing bombs now!!!! HUGE knee from Cain. Brock falls to the mat now and Cain jumps on top of him!!! Lesnar is hurt bad!!!! Cain still trying to land bombs. Lesnar holding on for dear life. Lesnar now gets back up and Cain rocks him again!! Brock is covering up and trying to avoid any more damage!!! Thats it Herb Dean stops the fight!!! Cain Velasquez just DOMINATED Brock Lesnar. Wow that was amazing.
Final result: Cain Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar via TKO (Strikes) Round 1
Martin Kampmann vs. Jake Shields (170-pound limit)
Round one: Body kick from Shields. Good right from Shields and he presses Kampmann against the cage. Shields gets a single leg take down right off the bat. Shields passing into side control. Half guard for Kampmann now. Kampmann with a good elbow from the bottom. Shields working hard to pass. Shields into side control and then right into full mount with ease. Kampmann somehow works his way back to his feet. Nice knees to the body from Kampmann. Shields gets another single leg take down and Kampmann is trying to sprawl his way to his feet and does. Kampmann now gets away and their in the center of the cage. Jab from Shields. Nice body kick from Shields. Jab from Kampmann. Shot from Shields nothing there as Kampmann sprawls out. Good jab from Kampmann. Nice leg kick from Shields. Good right from Kampmann and Shields is going for another take down. Kampmann sprawls out till the end of the round. Nothing too exciting but Shields won the round. 10-9 Shields.
Round two: Leg kick from Shields. Leg kick from Kampmann. Great sprawl from Kampmann. Shield pushes him against the cage. Huge knee from the clinch from Kampmann!!!! Shields is stunned. Shields now uses it to grab a single and is going for the take down. Shields finishes the take down and is in half guard. Shields right into side control. Shields right into full mount. Kampmann scrambles back up to his feet and is landing some big knees on the way up. Shields takes a big breathe and is bleeding bad from his nose. Kampmann lands another knee from the clinch. Shields with another take down and is in side control. Good elbows to the thigh for Shields. Full mount from Shields. Kampmann struggling to scramble. Shields right into full mount again and makes it look easy. Kampmann bucks out and is back to his feet. Big right hook from Kampmann and a jab from Kampmann. Shields looks gassed out big time. Shields won that round but he has no gas left in the tank. 10-9 Shields.
Round three: Weak leg kicks from Shields. Shields ducks under and cant lock up the take down. Good head kick from Kampmann, and now a knee from the clinch from Kampmann. Double jab from Kampmann. Shields shoots and nice sprawl from Kampmann. Good knees to the body from the tie up by Kampmann. Shields is exhausted. Shields ducks under for a single again but nothing there. Kampmann is on top now and is throwing some good punches. Shields grabs a leg in desperation and is holding on. Kampmann rolling him over with a choke and has it almost locked in. Nice elbows from Kampmann who is in Shields half guard. One has to wonder why Kampmann is not standing up so he can try to finish he is down 2 rounds to none. Kampmann again goes for a choke and Shield uses it to get back into top position. Shields in half guard basically just riding out the round. Shields has the back now and drags him back ot the mat and is looking for the finish. Shields has the body lock and is trying to finish it but there is not enough time. That is the bell and Jake Shields holds on for what should be a unanimous victory. However, Martin Kampmann did him a huge favor not keeping this fight standing in the 3rd when it was obvious Shields was out of gas and could not get him down to the mat. For some odd reason he chose to go for submissions and keep it on the ground and that cost him the fight. 10-9 Shields.
Final result: Jake Shields defeats Martin Kampmann via Split Decision
Round one: Head kick from Ortiz and then a big knee from the clinch from Ortiz. Right from Tito. Ortiz came out like a bat out of hell. Pace is slowing. Body kick from Ortiz and Hamill catches it and gets the take down. Tito scrambles back to his feet and lands a head kick. Tito is bleeding from the side of his head. Tito has a mouse under his right eye. Leg kick from Hamill checked. Tito with another leg kick, and a good jab. Nice head kick from Tito. Inside leg kick from Ortiz. Left hook from Hamill. Good inside leg kick from Tito. Spinning back fist from Tito lands but is mostly blocked. Good uppercut from Hamill. Inside leg kick from Ortiz. Good uppercut and right from Tito. Jab from Hamill. Good right from Ortiz. Thats the bell and Hamill lands a late left. Ortiz won that round but his face is beaten up bad. 10-9 Ortiz.
Round two: Inside leg kick from Ortiz. Good right from Hamill. Nice hook to the body from Tito. Good head kick from Hamill. Inside leg kick from Tito. Left hook from Ortiz. Nice leg kick from Hamill. Ortiz goes for a take down but nothing there. Good right from Ortiz. Nice knee from Ortiz. Tito is slowing down now. Nice body shot from Hamill and Ortiz with one of his own. Nice knee from Ortiz. Leg kick from Hamill. Nice leg kick from Ortiz. Hamill gets a take down! Full guard for Ortiz. Hamill posturing up to land some punches. Nice elbow from Hamill. Ortiz is throwing up his legs looking for anything. Hamill with some good punches. Tito goes for a leg and Hamill counters, Ortiz rolls him and now Hamill lands into side control. 30 seconds left. Nice elbows from Hamill. Thats the bell and that round was all Matt Hamill. Ortiz looks beaten up and could be loosing his gas. 10-9 Hamill.
Round three: Good jab from Hamill. Nice left hook from Hamill. Nice right from Tito. Jab from Hamill. Uppercut from Hamill. Body kick from Ortiz. Nice uppercut from Hamill. Jab from Hamill. Double jab from Hamill. Nice left hook from Ortiz. Both men look gassed. Ortiz shoots and is stuffed. Ortiz looks at the clock he looks gassed. Nice combo from Tito but he has nothing on his punches. Hamill dives into a big double leg take down and that could have won the fight. Hamill working his elbows. Half guard for Ortiz. Big ground and pound from Matt Hamill, Ortiz is throwing good punches from his back but they dont have anything on them. Good elbows from Hamill. Hamill grinding his elbow into Tito's eye. Thats the bell, and Matt Hamill won this fight with his take down late in the round. 10-9 Hamill.
Final result: Matt Hamill defeats Tito Ortiz via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Both men dancing around. Nice leg kick from Gonzaga. Right from Schaub. Schaub catches a kick and tags Gonzaga with a right. Another big right from Schaub. Big overhand from Schaub just misses its mark. Nice left right combo from Schaub. Gonzaga is flat footed and looks noticeably uncomfortable. Big body kick from Gonzaga. Sharp leg kick from Napo. Double jab from Schaub. Decent right from Schaub. Nice leg kick from Gonzaga. Good right from Gonzaga. Nice right from Schaub. Schaub with a big right at the end of a combo and Gonzaga wobbles. Schaub Is now unleashing BOMBS on Gonzaga and he knocks Gonzaga down at the sound of the bell! Wow 10 more seconds and this fight is over. Schaub is just too fast for Gonzaga and it seems to be only a matter of time at this point. 10-9 Schaub.
Round two: Nice leg kick from Gonzaga. Another stiff leg kick from Gonzaga. Gonzaga with another leg kick. Another big leg kick from Gonzaga and he slips afterward. Schaub now charges in and lands a flurry. Jab from Schaub. Nice jab from Schaub and now he lands a good flurry. Gonzaga bleeding from the nose. Nice leg kick from Gonzaga. Schaub now lands some good shots and is throwing power punches. Knee from Schaub on the break. Jab from Schaub. Counter right from Gonzaga. Good right from Schaub. Leg kick from Gonzaga. Schaub nails a good right hand at the bell. Another round for Schaub. Gonzaga looks over matched he needs a KO. 10-9 Schaub.
Round three: Gonzaga lands a good flurry, Schaub shoots and Gonzaga sprawls out hard. Jab from Schaub. Jab from Schaub. Jab from Schaub again. Another jab from Schaub. Good short left from Napo. Schaub with a good combo. Jab from Schaub. Head kick from Gonzaga. Schaub with a big right. Inside leg kick from Gonzaga. Schaub with a good right. Jab from Gonzaga. Sloppy right from Schaub. Left from Gonzaga. Body kick from Gonzaga. Left from Schaub. Schaub is toe to toe and teeing off and lands some good BOMBS! Now he shoots and Gonzaga sprawls out and goes for a choke but the bell rings! Gonzaga watch out matched all night he just didnt have the speed to keep up. One really has to wonder why he didnt take this fight to the ground where he would have had a distinct advantage. Last round goes to Schaub but it was closer that the previous two. 10-9 Schaub.
Final result: Brendan Schaub defeats Gabriel Gonzaga via Unanimous Decision
Round one: Diego fires a right that misses. Good right from Diego. Nice body kick from Thiago. Nice left right combo from Thiago. Diego shoots and gets caught in a choke that allows Thiago to land two really good knees. Nice knee from Thiago again. Now Thiago looking for the take down. Nice inside leg kick from Sanchez. Thiago ducks under and gets a take down. Now Thiago is unloading with some punches. Good ground and pound from the Brazilian. Half Guard for Sanchez. Good body shots from Thiago. Thiago just barely misses a Darche choke. Nice knee to the body from Thiago as Sanchez gets to his feet. Good right from Diego. Nice combo from Diego. Nice right then knee then big combo from Thiago to close out the round. Thiago controlled that round and he looks like the physically stronger man. 10-9 Thiago.
Round two: Leg kick from Diego. Thiago charges in and unloads a powerful combo and lands hard. Diego going for the take down now. There is a scramble and Diego lands on top in a reverse mount position. Thiago gets butterfly guard. Good elbows from the bottom by Thiago. Half guard from Thiago. Thiago looking for the kimura. Body shots from Diego. Diego working hard to pass. Thiago gets a warning for striking the back of the head. Thiago going for the kimura again. Diego rips out and is standing and tries to drop some bombs. Thiago avoids most of the damage. Thiago now flips Diego over with his feet and then Diego lifts up Thiago and slams him to the mat!!! Wow what an amazing sequence. Thiago looking to get back to his feet. Diego looking for a choke and is peppering in some punches to soften him up. Thiago gets out and lands a head kick at the bell, that was a AMAZING round. Diego really began to push the pace and looked like his old self. 10-9 Sanchez.
Round three: Thiago looks gassed. Thiago goes right for a take down but has no legs and Diego folds him over and lands on top. Half guard for Thiago. Thiago is going for the kimura again. Diego slips free. Diego hops to the back and has a hook in. Now Sanchez has both hooks in. Body triangle for Diego. Sanchez looking for the finish. Diego punching to soften him up. Thiago is trying to wiggle his way out but he has nothing left. Diego in the mount and starts landing blows and now he is on the back. Thiago slips out, and Diego charges forward and Thiago lands a HUGE up kick!!! Diego on top now in half guard. Thiago scrambles and goes for a leg but nothing there. Big shots from Diego on the back. Diego again goes to get in the hooks. Thiago slips out and almost has a choke!! Diego slips out now and Diego is back to pounding away with big punches from Posture. Big punches from Diego. Diego jumps into full mount and is throwing punches like a MANIAC to finish the round!!!! Wow Diego Sanchez looked amazing in that fight. That was the best ive ever seen him. 10-9 Sanchez.
Final result: Diego Sanchez defeats Paulo Thiago via Unanimous Decision