Skip to comments.Lesnar drops Couture for UFC heavyweight crown
Posted on 12/21/2008 11:44:44 AM PST by Neoliberalnot
LAS VEGAS Brock Lesnar won the Ultimate Fighting Championships heavyweight title in stunning fashion on Saturday at UFC 91 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, forcing a referee stoppage of legendary champion Randy Couture at 3:07 of the second round.
Lesnar, the former NCAA wrestling champion who became a superstar in World Wrestling Entertainment, vindicated himself as a mixed martial artist by defeating one of the sports greatest fighters.
Lesnar (3-1) landed a booming right hand that sent Couture tumbling backward and onto his back in the center of the ring. Lesnar pounced immediately and jumped on top of his 45-year-old foe, pummeling him with fists and elbows before referee Mario Yamasaki stopped it.
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Tough? Dunno if he’s ‘earned’ it in MMA yet. Sure, he’s the champ. But he also lost to a ankle lock.
We shall see. I hope Nog or Fedor gets him soon.
In other recent MMA news, Royce Gracie has won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship!!
This happened last month!
Now that is a match I would like to see, Fedor vs Lesnar.
Of course Fedor vs any top ranked heavy weight is worth looking out for.
Hitler invaded Poland!
I don’t see much in Lesnar’s ground game either. Light heavyweight I think is the exciting division.
Yep, I know he lost one of his 3 matches before fighting for the title, but Brock just beat a 3 time champion in his 4th fight—that says alot. I saw Brock win the NCAA HW wrestling title I believe in 2000 and was amazed at the speed of him. He got a mere 450K for the fight which is not bad for a kid from a North or South Dakota dairy farm. I am predicting that Brock will dominate for a few years to come. The black belts and the boxers can’t compete with former college wrestling champions.
I know it was last month, but the story was never posted. You can see the fight in Utube in its entirety.
Fedor Vs. Arlovski, next month, 24 Jan.
What is Fedor’s background?
Give him time, this is only his 4th fight. He was an NCAA wrestling champion so he is more than sound on the ground.
Was Sable there?
What ever happened to Chuck Liddell? He’s fallen off the earth.
Rashad Evans got him "right on the button" in UFC 88
LOL! This story is a little stale, isn’t it.
He is a sambo practitioner from Russia. He was the HW champ of Pride before they went under. In Pride there was no upper limit of how heavy a HW could weigh. He weighs about 230lbs and doesn’t cut any weight for his fights. He has beat Nogueira, the interim UFC HW champ, twice in Pride. He beat the former UFC champ Tim Sylvia in 36 seconds. It took Nogueira three rounds to sub Sylvia and it took Randy 5 rounds to win a decision against Sylvia.
Actually he went with M-1 global and I think they loaned him out to Afflition for their first PPV. But I am not sure what his current status with M-1.
Father time has caught up with Chuck. Plus the fighters are just getting better.
That D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y would have “crushed a grape.”
Yes she was there for the event.
You may be right, thank you.
Don’t get too follow the M-1 and Affliction bouts that much.
Regardless, memories of Fedor when he was with Pride stand out for me.
Lexnar, the guy is a monster, no doubt about it. Seems very pleasant as well. Humility?? I haven’t seen that much of him too understand his character.
On the otherhand, there are some contestants in MMA that really seem to be very nice human beings. Very humble, polite and considerate of their opponents in both victory and defeat.
Personally needed this lighter side of life thread to get my mind off the horrors we face as a nation. Glad it was posted.
I know. I just saw him in one of his other matches and it seemed like he just sprawled on the guy!
After the fight Couture said his hands were just huge, like hamhocks!
Don’t know Sable.
Liddell is not a HW.
His name is Brock Lesnar, and yes, he is a nice guy, but put him in a cage with his back to the wall and he will give you your money’s worth of entertainment. Brock is a farm kid from North Dakota.
I’m very glad to hear that. Please excuse my poor spelling of his name (Lesnar). You are right regarding his talent. What little I’ve seen of him so far is very impressive. Go North Dakota.
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