Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez Will Star on the Silver Screen at UFC 121

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 1st, 2010

UFC poster 121 Brock Lesnar Cain Velasquez Tito Ortiz

The UFC returns to movie theaters with the biggest fight of the year on October 23rd. “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez” will hit more than 300 select movie theaters nationwide live at 10PMET/7PM PT.

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will attempt to defend his title for a third consecutive time when he meets unbeaten Cain Velasquez inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The much anticipated event also features the light heavyweight scrap between Tito Ortiz and his former “The Ultimate Fighter” protégé, Matt Hamill.

“Throughout fighting history, there has never been a Mexican-American heavyweight champion, but at UFC 121, Cain Velasquez will try to make history and become the first,” UFC President Dana White said. “To do that though, he must defeat the baddest man on the planet, UFC heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.”

Octagon fans can catch all the action in their local theaters by purchasing tickets at www.FathomEvents.com and at presenting theater box offices.

“There are some moments in sports that are just too big to miss and UFC 121 on the big screen is one of those,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “UFC fans will experience the thrill of sitting Octagon-side in local movie theaters around the country for this ultimate UFC event.”

Here are the fighters expected to participate in the most star-studded fight card of the year:

Preliminary Bouts:

Chris Camozzi vs. Dongi Yang
Mike Guymon vs. Daniel Roberts
Sam Stout vs. Paul Taylor
Gilbert Yvel vs. Jon Madsen

Spike TV (9PM ET/6PM PT)

Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor
Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen

Main Bouts:

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Brendan Schaub
Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill
Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago
Martin Kampmann vs. Jake Shields
Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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