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October 24th 2010

Velasquez topples Lesnar, takes the crown

The king is dead. Long live the king.Cain Velasquez was crowned as the new UFC heavyweight champion after four minutes of fighting with the previous incumbent Brock Lesnar in the headline bout of UFC 121.Lesnar started very aggressively, shooting straight into a clinch and throwing three knees in quick succession. One of them was a flying knee and the crowd’s...
October 23rd 2010

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez (part 3 of 3) - The Main Event

by Simon PlattOnce upon a time, in a land far far away, Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski and Tim 'The Maniac' Sylvia clashed inside the 'World’s ultimate proving ground for warriors' at UFC 51 to compete for the UFC's interim heavyweight belt. After 47 seconds, and one Achilles lock, Arlovski was the UFC's newly-crowned heavyweight king.Attempting to dethrone the...
October 22nd 2010

UFC 121 weigh in results

UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar was a full twenty pounds heavier than title challenger Cain Velasquez when they hit the scales at the official UFC 121 weigh ins.But Lesnar was under the 265lb mark for the first time in his MMA career; granted it was only by one pound but its still the lightest he has ever weighed for a fight. Velasquez looked noticeably smaller at...
October 22nd 2010

Dana White Q&A

China, India, team mates fighting each other and Michael Bisping’s title hopes were just a few of things covered in a recent interview Fighters Only had with UFC president Dana White. Here’s the Q & A:FO: We’ve seen a lot of criticism levelled at cards like UFC 120 and 122 recently. How do you respond to those criticisms?If you listened to the...
October 22nd 2010

Paulo Thiago: "I hate losing"

Brazilian cop Paulo Thiago comes off a dominating loss to Martin Kampmann, a fight in which he learnt a lot according to himself: “That night was his, not mine; he was better and beat me. It was what happened. I was sad but learned enormous lessons with the loss and they will take me back to the victories.”“Obviously he studied my game a lot and I...
October 21st 2010

UFC 121 press conference notes: "Where's the beef?"

The most noteworthy part of the UFC 121 press conference may have been Dana White’s uncharacteristic wardrobe choice of a sweater instead of a suit.  Predictable questions were given standard answers from the determined fighters throughout. Brock kicked things off with a flat “no” as to whether Velasquez was his toughest opponent yet. ...
October 21st 2010

Junior Assuncao "I'd like to fight in the UFC again"

Junior Assuncao (10-4) got his break in the UFC after just five professional fights. One of the three Assuncao brothers, along with WEC veteran Rafael (15-3) and Fred (2-1), Junior is on a four fight win streak, having won five of his six fights since being dropped from the UFC.Fighters Only: Junior, how have things been going for you?Junior: Good, you know, I never...

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