Monday, October 25, 2010

'Si se pudo!' Cain Velasquez dominates Brock Lesnar, newly crowned champ's next challenge already set

Saturday night, Cain Velasquez did what many thought was impossible. He soundly defeated the mountain of a man known as Brock Lesnar to take his belt away and moves his record to 9-0. Though Velasquez had already proven to be quite the kickboxer and wrestler, few thought it'd be enough to negate Lesnar's size and power advantage. The first round would show whether Lesnar would take Velasquez down and pound him or if Velasquez would be able to keep it standing and take advantage of Lesnar's lack of stand up. Lesnar came out in a flurry and though his first takedown attempt failed, he eventually got Velasquez down. Cain got up and with difficulty, Lesnar again took him down. Velasquez got up again and it was over from there. Velasquez worked Lesnar in the stand up but it was Cain's ability to take Lesnar down that broke him. With his supposed wrestling advantage gone, Lesnar resorted to swinging wildly, but Velasquez kept his composure and patiently worked at putting Lesnar away. With his decisive win over Lesnar, Cain is now the heavyweight champ but gets no time to breathe. Waiting to challenge for his belt is KO artist Junior Dos Santos, who can take a punch as good as he can give one. Dos Santos, much like Velasquez, has ran through every one of his UFC opponents, stopping all of them with strikes with the exception of Roy Nelson, who took a horrible beating for 3 rounds. Both guys have been to decision only once in their career, so a 5-rounder seems unlikely. With the 2 guys that have been dominating the heavyweights already set to fight, the rest of the division is left to find the next contender, which shouldn't be too hard. Hopefully Carwin can get himself some cardio and climb his way to the top again.

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