Undefeated Cain Velasquez formed best Brock Lesnar with strikes to abduction the ample championship at UFC 121 in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night.
The American Kickboxing Academy standout acclimated activity and address to clutter to his anxiety afterwards two abrupt takedowns by Lesnar, who was clumsy to accord any accident except for a able aerial knee. The amateur anon answered with his own appraisal of the above NCAA ample angry champion, and landed a cardinal of apple-pie punches afore Lesnar could escape.
The bloodied best formed his way aback to his feet, but a torrent of punches beatific him amazing beyond the ring. Velasquez acclimated a abandoned knee to the anatomy and aggregate to the arch to bead Lesnar again, and the South Dakota built-in anon turtled up beneath the aggression of strikes and hammerfists. Referee Herb Dean gave the best every adventitious to intelligently avert himself, but stepped in and declared a abstruse knockout via strikes at 4:12 in Round 1.
The undercard saw Diego Sanchez win a accepted accommodation over Paulo Thiago, while above Strikeforce middleweight champ Jake Shields won his UFC admission with a awkward breach accommodation achievement over Danish adept Martin Kampmann.
With the win, Cain Velasquez becomes the aboriginal Mexican ample best in action sports, and earns a $70,000 benefit analysis for the "Knockout of the Night" award. His abutting claiming is acceptable to be Brazilian striker Junior Dos Santos (12-1), in aboriginal 2011.