Minotauro Nogueira vs Cain Velasquez Full Fight Video

UFC 110 took place on February 20, 2010. The main event was a heavyweight showdown between Minotauro Nogueira and Cain Velasquez.

Nogueira is a well respected, long time veteran of MMA. He fought in the Pride organization for several years before coming over to the UFC in 2007. His last fight was a unanimous decision victory over MMA legend Randy Couture. A win over Velasquez would move Big Nog one step closer at a shot for the heavyweight belt.

Velasquez has been undefeated since joining the UFC in 2008. He was 5-0 going into this fight and has defeated fighters Cheick Kongo, Ben Rothwell, Denis Stojnic, Jake O Brien, and Brad Morris. There was a lot of excitement surrounding Velasquez and many thought he was on his way to a title shot. In order to do that he would have to take out the boxing and submission specialist Nogueira.

Round 1:  Both fighters meet in the middle of the Octagon. They circle each other trying to establish the other’s timing. Nog attacks first, throwing a couple of straight jabs. Cain answers back with a couple jabs of his own. They back off and face off again. Cain moves in and lands a stiff leg kick that backs Nog up. Cain backs up slightly and quickly moves in to land a kick to Nog’s arm. Cain tries to come in again and land a quick punch, but Nog counters with one or two shots that backs Cain up.

Nog moves forward as Cain is circling back, looking ready to strike at any moment. They continue feeling each other out in the center for a moment, and Cain throws a leg kick that misses, attempting to close the distance between them. Cain steps forward and feints, which causes Nog to move backward. Nog gets his bearings back and plods forward, ready to engage.

Nog throws a straight jab while Cain kicks to his body. Cain ducks down and backs up momentarily. Nog moves forward and Cain meets him in the center. They each circle each other in the middle of the ring, feinting, but neither one throwing a strike. Cain steps forward and lands a solid leg kick on Nog. Nog backs up for just a second and moves forward again.

Nog moves in an throws a hook at Cain, but Cain counters with a solid left, right combo that connects on Nog’s face. It shakes Nog slightly, but he stands firm in the same spot, then moves forward as if asking Cain for more. Cain backs up slightly and moves forward again. Cain comes in feinting and ducking but throws nothing. Nog circles around looking for a better position and Cain stays right with him.

Nog throws a quick jab while Cain at the same time lands another solid leg kick on Nog. Nog takes the kick and both men circle each other in the center of the ring. Cain steps forward again and throws a quick jab followed by another strong leg kick. It moves Nog slightly sideways, then he replants and moves forward.

Both fighters feint and bounce in and out of range, looking for the perfect range to land a shot. Cain throws a high kick to Nog’s face which gets blocked. Cain circles on the outside while Nog moves forward to engage. Nog throws a couple of jabs that do no damage, then Cain follows up with yet another leg kick.

They clinch in the center and Cain attempts a knee which doesn’t land. Once they break Cain lands a left hand to Nog’s face. They both engage again and Cain lands a slight left hook while Nog’s jab misses the mark. Nog attempts to come in once again with a jab, but Cain responds with 3 or 4 short hooks in a row that catches Nog and drops him to the canvas on his back. Cain rushes forward and lands 4 solid punches to Nog’s face. Nog looks finished at this point, and referee Herb Dean jumps in to stop the fight. Cain Velasquez defeats Minotauro Nogueira by KO in round 1.

UFC 166 Results: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos III Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC 166 took place on Sat, October 19, 2013, from Houston, TX. The main event featured the third battle in the trilogy of superstar heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.

They were each 1-1 going into this fight. Dos Santos stopped Velasquez by KO to win the heavyweight belt in the first fight on UFC on Fox 1 in Nov of 2011.

Velasquez won a dominant unanimous decision, brutalizing Dos Santos for 5 rounds at UFC 155 in Dec of 2012, and recapturing the heavyweight belt.

UFC 166 Weigh Ins

Many were calling this fight the greatest heavyweight rivalry in UFC history. It was time to see who would make history and leave as the heavyweight champion.

UFC 166: Velasquez vs Dos Santos Highlights

Round 1: Both fighters come out, and Dos Santos quickly lands a solid combo that wobbles Cain. Cain drops down and grabs Junior’s legs looking for a takedown. He is unable to get it and they go back to the center. Both fighters are swinging for the fences, and Cain grabs Junior’s body and forces him against the cage. Cain forces the action, while Junior is content circling away while throwing punches.

Cain is relentless with his takedown attempts, constantly grabbing Junior’s body and keeping him against the cage. Cain finally gets Junior down on his back and starts working to gain good position. Junior is defending well, not allowing Cain to land anything significant. Junior spins and Cain takes his back. Junior is able to pop back up and Cain jumps right back on him, pinning Junior up against the cage. Cain keeps Junior there while throwing knees to the legs and punches. The round ends with Junior against the cage.

Round 2: Both fighters come out and Cain pushes the action, forcing Junior back into the cage. Once he gets him there he continues where he left off in the first round, pressing Junior’s back against the cage, throwing shots to his face, and knee strikes to the legs. Junior looks a lot more tired in this round and finally gets some space to work. He is unable to land anything and Cain immediately closes the distance once again.

He pushes Dos Santos back into the cage yet again, where Junior is forced to grab Cain’s arms to prevent further strikes. Cain continues to assault Junior’s legs with constant knee strikes that land in his thigh area. Junior has not been able to mount any type of significant offense at this point, being totally smothered by Velasquez. Round 2 ends with Cain once again pressing Junior back into the cage and working him.

Round 3: Cain drops down immediately going for one of Junior’s legs. He uses that to push Junior back into the cage again. Dos Santos looks more weary this round, and is only holding onto Cain to prevent taking more punches. For the first 2 minutes of the round Cain continues the same strategy, keeping Junior against the cage and battering him with knees and punches. Junior finally is able to break away and moves to the center of the ring.

He attempts an elbow and a few punches but none does any real damage. Cain lands a hard overhand right that drops Junior to the canvas. Cain swarms him and drops several bombs to Junior’s face. Junior is able to hold on Cain’s legs and survive. Junior gets back up and Cain pushes him back into the cage. Junior’s face is busted up even worse as Cain continues to brutalize Dos Santos. Junior is just trying to survive and makes it to the end of the round.

Round 4: Cain forces Junior back into cage to start the round, then lands a strong left to his face. Dos Santos is just covering up at this point and trying to protect himself. Cain continues landing solid shots while keeping Junior up against the cage. Referee Herb Dean is closely watching Dos Santos, looking like he wants to come in any minute and stop it. Junior’s face is all busted up and cut open, but he continues to fight.

Cain is just having his way with Dos Santos, landing punch after punch, elbows, and knees. Dos Santos face is cut so bad the ref has the doctor come in and look at him. After a quick eval, they let the fight continue. Cain wastes no time and continues where he left off, pushing Junior back into the cage again. Dos Santos keeps wiping his face with his glove because it is bleeding so badly. Round 5 ends with Cain forcing Junior into the cage.

Round 5: Dos Santos looks completely spent and his face is busted up terribly. The doctor looks at him prior to the round, and determines that he is ok to continue. They come out and Cain catches Junior with a solid left. Junior returns fire with a right of his own that catches Velasquez slightly, but does no real damage. Cain drops down to grab one of Junior’s legs, looking for a takedown. He gets the takedown, but Junior scrambles and Cain ends up on Dos Santos back. Cain is landing punches while forcing Junior back into the cage. Junior is able to stand and Cain stays on him, constantly landing punches to Junior’s face. Junior’s eyes are bleeding profusely and he looks extremely exhausted.

Cain continues to work, looking for takedowns and throwing nonstop hooks and uppercuts at Dos Santos. Velasquez keeps Junior up against the cage for the first 3 minutes of the round. Junior is trying to throw strikes back but he keeps missing the mark. Dos Santos gets a hold of Cain’s neck and tries to drag him down to the mat in a choke, but upon dropping down Junior’s head solidly hits the canvas, rendering him defenseless. He immediately covers his head while Cain swarms him, landing 1 punch before referee Herb Dean comes in and saves him. Cain Velasquez defeats Junior Dos Santos by TKO in Round 5 and remains the UFC heavyweight champion.

UFC 166 Post Fight Press Conference

Other fight results:

Daniel Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision in the co-main event of the evening.

Gilbert Melendez defeated Diego Sanchez by unanimous decision, in a fight that many are calling the fight of the year.

Gabriel Gonzaga continues his climb back to the top by defeating up and comer Shawn Jordan by KO in Round 1.

John Dodson continues to impress, defeating Darrell Montague by KO in Round 1.

UFC 166 Highlights

 

 

Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar Full Fight Video

UFC 121 took place October 23, 2010 from Anaheim, CA. The main event was a heavyweight championship fight between champ, Brock Lesnar, and challenger, Cain Velasquez.

This would be Lesnar’s third title defense in the UFC, previously beating Shane Carwin and Frank Mir. Brock was huge, very athletic, and seemingly unbeatable. He defeated longtime veteran and fan favorite Randy Couture to capture the belt. He had only one loss on his record, a 1st round submission loss to Frank Mir, which he later avenged in the rematch. He did not feel threatened by Velasquez, and was confident that he would leave with the heavyweight belt still around his waist.

Since entering the UFC in 2008, Cain Velasquez had steamrolled every heavyweight they put in his path. He was 6-0, finishing all but one fight by KO. His complete destruction of MMA legend Minotauro Nogueira by KO in round 1 was the convincing victory that earned him the title shot. He was known for his frenetic pace and amazing conditioning, in spite of being a heavyweight. Now it was time to see if he could go all the way and win the heavyweight belt.

Round 1: Lesnar moves sideways to his right, then pauses briefly before charging Velasquez hard. He works to push Cain against the cage, and Cain resists. Brock throws a flying knee to Cain’s body, and follows up quickly with another knee. They separate briefly and Brock charges in with yet another flying knee. The knees land slightly, but not enough to do any damage.

Brock grabs for Cain’s body looking like he wants to go for a takedown, but Cain is able to break away. They face off, throwing jabs at each other. Brock throws more punches but none land flush. Cain tries to come in with punches but Brock ducks down and gets him down on his back. Cain pushes Brock back with his arms and legs, attempting to stand up. Brock tries hard to maintain top position but Cain is able to get up on one leg. Brock holds Cain’s leg while working him back to the cage. Cain tries to defend as Brock still has a hold of his legs and his back against the cage.

Cain drops a few elbows to Brock’s arms, attempting to get him to release his grip. Brock maintains his hold on Cain’s body, hoping for another chance to take him down. Brock lets go of Cain’s leg and leans his body hard on Cain, pressing him solidly into the cage. Cain continues to work trying to find a way to break free, while Brock drops back down grabbing his legs. He scoops Cain up and takes him down, but Cain pops right back up like a cat.

Brock has Cain’s back in the upright position and Cain is working hard to separate Brock’s hands. Brock forces Cain back into the cage leaning solidly onto his back. Cain steps away from the cage and spins to finally break Brock’s grip. They are back in the center again and face off. They each start throwing punches at each other then Cain tries a head kick that misses. They throw a few more jabs at each other then Cain gets a hold of one of Brock’s legs. He takes him down and he has Brock’s back. Cain throws several punches to Brock’s face, while Brock tries to block them with his glove.

Cain is scoring as he switches back and forth between throwing left hands and right hands. He lands a couple of solid hammer fists to the side of Brock’s face. Brock finally bursts forward and is able to stand back up. Cain immediately grabs one of his legs, trying to take him back down but he is unable. Cain lets go and squares up with Brock. Brock’s face is busted up slightly and he looks tired. Cain lands one or two good punches to Brock’s face, and Brock looks bothered by them. Brock throws a weird sideways hammer fist that backs Cain off briefly.

Cain comes right back in, hands up ready to strike. Before he can get off, Brock leans forward like he’s attempting a takedown, and stumbles tiredly from one side of the ring to the other. Cain knows know that Brock is in trouble and follows right behind him. Once Brock stands back up Cain starts teeing off on Brock, landing punch after punch to Brock’s head.

Cain backs up a step and throws a vicious knee that wobbles Brock, followed up by 3 more punches that drop Brock down to the canvas. Cain swarms, aiming punches right at Brock’s face. He lands 2 or 3, then Brock rolls to his side trying to defend. Brock ties up Cain’s arms trying to stop his attack, but Cain is relentless, moving left and right, and throwing punches and elbows. Brock is only trying to survive at this point, covering his face and kicking at Cain trying to move him back. Brock sits up and grabs one of Cain’s legs, Cain pushes him off and both men stand.

Cain wastes no time, and starts teeing off on Brock again, immediately landing two bombs that drop Brock back down to the canvas. Brock’s face grimaces in pain as Cain continues attacking. Brock is trying to cover up, but Cain’s shots are getting through anyway. Brock rolls over and Cain keeps throwing punches to the side of his head. After 2 more punches, Brock rolls over again onto his side where Cain continues the onslaught. After 2 or 3 more unanswered hammer fists to the side of Brock’s head, the referee Herb Dean decided that Lesnar had taken enough damage and comes in to stop the fight.

Cain Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar by TKO in round 1, and is crowned the new UFC heavyweight champion.