Cain Velasquez destroys Brock Lesnar in the First RoundPosted on October 23, 2010, 11:30 PM by Anton Gurevich
Undefeated Cain Velasquez did what so many people failed to do before him, by destroying the UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Velasquez dominated Brock Lesnar from he first minutes of the fight, before damaging the gigantic wrestler with a vicious knee and series of punches.
Lesnar gave a traditional strong opening to the fight, landing a series of knees on Cain Velasquez's mid section. Lesnar continued his onslaught with a good takedown, but the way Cain Velasquez stood back from the ground was a sign of things to come.The biggest surprise in the fight was that Cain Velasquez managed to take down Lesnar to the ground with a visible ease, punishing the champ with hard punches from the top. Brock Lesnar's spirit was broken from that moment on, and it was only a matter of time before Cain Velasquez finished the fight.
Lesnar awkwardly lost his footing and rolled on the floor, allowing Cain Velasquez to rain down a series of punches from the top. It was an exact position Brock Lesnar found himself against Shane Carwin, but this time the South Dakota-native had no way out of his opponent's claws.
Hurt and bloodied Brock Lesnar had nothing to offer against Cain Velasquez, as the referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the contest at 4:01 of Round 1, to crown the "Brown Pride" as the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Lesnar could now face his arch nemesis Frank Mir in the next fight. Junior Dos Santos is next for Cain Velasquez, as the new Heavyweight King looked fresh and healthy after four minutes with Brock Lesnar.
Cain Velasquez is a new UFC Heavyweight Champion. Will it be a start of the new era?
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