“UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez” will be jumping off tonight inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 7:20PM ET/4:20PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
Lensar became the planet’s top dog after his dramatic come-from-behind victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116 in July. The submission win bumped his pro MMA record to a dominant 5-1.
Despite having only six bouts under his bling-bling belt, half of Lesnar’s scraps have been of the championship variety.
Velasquez earned his top contender status by putting down Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 in February. The talented American Kickboxing Academy fighter is perfect through his first eight contests, ending all but one in devastating fashion.
Due to Lesnar’s “Brocktober” status, Jake Shields’ Octagon debut hasn’t received the fanfare it deserves. The former Strikeforce middleweight king will be dropping a division to face the ever dangerous Martin Kampmann in a 170-pound affair.
Here is the roster for tonight’s extravaganza:
Gilbert Yvel (249) vs. Jon Madsen (254.5)
Chris Camozzi (185) vs. Dongi Yang (186)
Sam Stout (155.5) vs. Paul Taylor (155)
Mike Guymon (170) vs. Daniel Roberts (170)
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Patrick Cote (185) vs. Tom Lawlor (185)
Court McGee (184.5) vs. Ryan Jensen (185)
Diego Sanchez (170.5) vs. Paulo Thiago (170.5)
Gabriel Gonzaga (254) vs. Brendan Schaub (239)
Tito Ortiz (206) vs. Matt Hamill (203.5)
Martin Kampmann (170) vs. Jake Shields (170.5)
Cain Velasquez (244) vs. Brock Lesnar (264 – UFC Heavyweight Champion)