Don’t forget to catch heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez in tonight’s debut of “UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez.” The first of the three-part series airs Wednesday night on Spike TV at 11PM ET/PT.
The final two episodes will be shown on successive Wednesdays, October 13th and 20th.
Lesnar is coming off a come-from-behind victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116. The former pro wrestler was on his heels after being hurt badly by the heavy handed Carwin in the opening round, but managed to rally and unify the heavyweight title.
Velasquez is looking to capitalize on the most impressive win of his young career after stopping MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in his tracks at UFC 110 in Australia.
The event marks the Octagon’s long awaited return to the Southern California area, as Anaheim’s Honda Center will host the October 23rd extravaganza.
Here are some quotes from the upcoming series:
“At any time it can be taken away from you. I don’t take it for granted. I just want to be the greatest heavyweight of all time. And keeping whopping ass. And be the meanest son-of-a-bitch around” – Brock Lesnar
“I don’t train to my strengths. I train to my weaknesses. What am I not good at? How can I get better?” – Brock Lesnar
“I don’t worry about a guy like Brock Lesnar … I’m cautious … but know what you can do … know what you are capable of.” – Cain Velasquez
“You are going to see Brock Lesnar get exposed for the first time. Here is somebody (Cain Velasquez) who is going to be a better wrestler … better striker … better ground guy … in better shape. And Brock is not going to have enough to deal with him.” – Bob Cook (Cain’s Strategy coach at AKA)