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UFC 121 PPV Report

by Staff - October 24, 2010

UFC 121 QUICK RESULTS:

Main Card (On Pay-Per-View):
Cain Velasquez def. Brock Lesnar by TKO (Strikes) at 4:12, R1
Jake Shields def. Martin Kampmann by Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28), R3
Diego Sanchez def. Paulo Thiago by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28), R3
Matt Hamill def. Tito Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27), R3
Brendan Schaub def. Gabriel Gonzaga by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3

Preliminary Bouts (Spike TV):
Court McGee def. Ryan Jensen by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:21, R3
Tom Lawlor def. Patrick Cote by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3

Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
Daniel Roberts def. Mike Guymon by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 1:43, R1
Sam Stout def. Paul Taylor by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27), R3
Chris Camozzi def. Dongi Yang by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28), R3
John Madsen def. Gilbert Yvel by TKO (Strikes) at 1:48, R1

PLAY-BY-PLAY RESULTS:

Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

R1 – Lesnar charges Velasquez, who defends the takedown and they open up on each other. Lesnar driving knees and Velasquez throwing punches. Lesnar shoots and takes Velasquez down, but he’s quickly back on his feet, Lesnar pressing him into the cage. He scores a brief double-leg, but Velasquez pops right back up. Lesnar’s left eye is bloodied. They trade punches briefly before Velasquez takes Lesnar down and punches him to the head. Lesnar gets back up, shooting on Velasquez and missing. Velasquez hits him with a bomb and sends Lesnar reeling to the mat. Velasquez follows him down and starts ground and pounding, but Lesnar defends. Velasquez keeps going, trying to find openings for his punches. Lesnar somehow escapes and gets up, but Velasquez drops him again with punches, follows him down, and continues punching the bloodied lesnar, gaining the stoppage. The crowd in Anaheim explodes!!!

Cain Velasquez def. Brock Lesnar by TKO (Strikes) at 4:12, R1

Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann

R1 – Shields quickly moves in and takes Kampmann to the mat. Shields uses a little ground and pound, then cranks on Kampmann’s neck and moves up to mount. Kampmann pushes him off and slips out and back to his feet. He spins Shields to the cage and they jockey for position. They scramble for a while before restarting in the center of the cage. Shields shoots again, but gets stuffed.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Shields.

R2 – Shields tries to get Kampmann down, but gets caught in a front choke. Shields stays at it and gets Kampmann to his back. Shields then moves to side control. Kampmann escapes and knees Shields several times upon standing, then presses him to the cage. He knees him again, to the body, and Shields drops down and goes for the takedown. They roll and go down, Shields landing in half guard. Shields fights his way to full mount, but Kampmann quickly escapes. He presses Shields on the cage, but the action slows and referee John McCarthy separates them.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Shields.

R3 – Kampmann defends Shields’ takedown attempts and presses him to the cage. They restart and Shields goes for another takedown that is stuffed. Kampmann peppers him with some punches. Shields gets up and attempts another takedown, but Kampmann defends again, putting Shields in a front choke briefly before getting put in half guard. He continues the hold, but Shields escapes and reverses position to side control. They scramble as Kampmann tries to escape, but Shields drags him back down, taking his back and locking on a body triangle.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann

Jake Shields def. Martin Kampmann by Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28), R3

Paulo Thiago vs. Diego Sanchez

R1 – Thiago lands the first significant blow, a head kick. Sanchez shoots, but Thiago defends and presses him up against the fence, peppering him with shots to the body. Sanchez continues to try and find an opening for his strikes, but Thiago times him and scores another takedown, landing in half guard. Sanchez scrambles, eats a couple knees to the body, but manages to get back to his feet. Sanchez presses Thiago to the cage, but Thiago opens up a flurry just before the bell.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Thiago

R2 – Thiago unleashes a barrage of unanswered punches on Sanchez in the opening minute, but Sanchez presses him to the cage and manages to get him to the mat, landing on top of him, but with his back to Thiago’s head. They scramble and Sanchez lands in full guard. They throw shots, Thiago landing an illegal blow to the back o Sanchez’s head, receiving a warning from the referee. Thiago nearly gains a submission, but Sanchez gets out. Thiago does an amazing escape, but Sanchez scoops him high over his head and slams him into the mat! Huge slam! Sanchez tries to get his ground and pound going, but Thiago does a good job scrambling to defend. Sanchez moves to his back, can’t secure a choke, and starts punching Thiago in the face from behind. Sanchez takes his back briefly but can’t find a finish.

MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Sanchez

R3 – Sanchez quickly gets the takedown and starts his ground and pound from half guard. Thiago tries to escape, but Sanchez takes his back, locking on a body triangle. He continues to work, but Thiago eventually escapes. Sanchez runs him down and keeps him on the mat, working from half guard. Sanchez stands and throws down some hard shots to a bloodies Thiago, who is still trying to fight from his back. Sanchez drops down on him into mount and finishes with a flurry to end the round to a roaring crowd!!!
MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Sanchez

Diego Sanchez def. Paulo Thiago by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28), R3

Matt Hamill vs. Tito Ortiz

R1 – Ortiz comes out pressing the pace, landing a head kick, and constantly moving forward on Hamill. Ortiz comes in kicking to the body and Hamill takes him down, but he scrambles out and back to his feet, throwing another body kick as soon as they’re up. The action slows, Ortiz trying to find his range, while Hamill seems to want to sit back and counter. Hamill lands an uppercut with about a minute left in the fight, but neither is throwing a lot.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Ortiz

R2 – They both come out firing off single techniques, Ortiz defending another takedown attempt. Hamill is much more active to start off round two, working on his jab and finding a home for more of his shots. Ortiz isn’t pressing as much now, but manages a good two-punch combination followed by a driving knee to the body. Hamill finally manages the takedown midway through the round. He starts his ground and pound attack and easily slips an armbar attempt, keeping his punches and elbows coming. Ortiz tries to get out, but Hamill jumps over him to side control, continuing to punish his former Ultimate Fighter coach.

MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Hamill

R3 – They trade a couple hard punches and Ortiz fires off a hard kick to the body. Ortiz has a huge mouse under his right eye, looks very tired. Hamill only seems to be fresher as the fight winds down, although neither is upping the pace much. Hamill is again landing more frequently with his punches, Ortiz starting to miss a lot. Ortiz unleashes a pressing combination with under two minutes left, but Hamill times it and lifts Ortiz off the canvas and plants him down, immediately starting to ground and pound from half guard. Hamill finishes strong with a brutal attack with punches and elbows.
MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Hamill

Matt Hamill def. Tito Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27), R3Gabriel

Gonzaga vs. Brendan Schaub

R1 – Both fighters gauging their range to start, neither finding an early opening. Schaub catches a Gonzaga kick and drives a couple right hands home. Schaub is circling a lot, using his movement to make himself a hard target, all the while finding a home for his punches, though they are coming in fleetingly. Gonzaga lands a head kick, but it doesn’t faze Schaub and he keeps pressing forward, landing punches. Sschaub stays busy, but eats a hard punch that looked to hurt him a bit before staggering Gonzaga with a flurry just before the end of the round and landing a wild right hand that puts Gonzaga on his butt.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Schaub

R2 – gonzaga lands a few hard leg kicks to open the round, but Schaub stops his takedown and attempts and then puts him on his backside again with a hard punch. He swoops in with follow-up punches, but Gonzaga weathers the storm. Schaub keeps pressing, landing punches in short bursts. Gonzaga’s nose is busted open, bleeding heavily. Schaub again pounces, mounting up damage. The pace slows dramatically for the last minute or so of the round.

R3 – Gonzaga defends a surprise takedown attempt from Schaub. Gonzaga finally gets some of his own boxing going, landing a few shots on Schaub. Schaub seems out of his rhythm compared to the first two rounds. Gonzaga isn’t pressing hard, but he’s outscoring Schaub slightly in this round with single punches. Neither fighter does much in the waning minutes of the fight until Schaub unloads with 10 seconds left.

MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Schaub

Brendan Schaub def. Gabriel Gonzaga by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ryan Jensen vs. Court McGee

R1 – The fight opens with brief one-off punches from both fighters before Jensen clinches and trips McGee to the mat. He quickly passes to half guard, then stands and starts punching McGee, pressing him to the fence. McGee escapes and gets back to his feet. They lob a heated exchange, Jensen coming out of it doing more damage and then following with some strong kicks and a hard left hand. McGee is having a hard time finding a good range, while Jensen is finding his shots and landing them. They trade punishing leg kicks in the final minute, and turn up the power on their punches, both fighters landing shots, but Jensen still more frequently.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Jensen

R2 – Jensen immediately comes out headhunting with his punches and firing off low kicks. Jensen lands a nice combination, but pays for it with a hard left hook from McGee that stuns him, if briefly. McGee tries to take Jensen down, but pays for it with some hard shots. Jensen looks like he’s fading a bit in the latter half of the round, while McGee steps up the pace, landing much more frequently, and pressing the action.

MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for McGee.

R3 – McGee comes out pressing and lands a hard left, then follows that by scooping Jensen up and dumping him down on his back, starting the ground and pound. McGee quickly moves to mount and drops down an onslaught of elbows, punishing Jensen. He then locks on an arm triangle for the submission.

Court McGee def. Ryan Jensen by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 1:21, R3

Tom Lawlor vs. Patrick Cote

R1 – Lawlor presses Cote to the cage and starts kneeing his leg straight away, eventually taking him down and falling into his guard. Cote does a good job defending Lawlor’s ground and pound attempts, pulling him in tight, trying to find an opening for a submission. Lawlor pulls pack and lands a few shots and grinds his elbow across Cote’s face before passing to side control. Cote tries to escape, but Lawlor keeps him pressed to the cage even though the Canadian manages to secure half guard. Lawlor puts on a side choke, slips the half guard, and jumps to the other side, but can’t finish as Cote turns to his kness. Cote finally reverses just before the horn.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Lawlor

R2 – Cote comes out pressing the action. Lawlor shoots and gets caught in a guillotine, but quickly escapes, pressing Cote to the cage. Lawlor gets him to the canvas and starts working from Cote’s full guard. Cote works the reverse and gets back to his feet, but Lawlor presses him to the cage before taking him down again. Lawlor is slowly working ground and pound, but Cote ties him up well and gets the stand up. Cote immediately fires off a Superman punches and throws a kick, but the round closes before either can get much more offense going.

MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 for Lawlor

R3 – Lawlor immediately takes Cote down and secures a side choke, but can’t get the submission, so he starts working from side control. Cote gets his half guard back and ties Lawlor up. Lawlor drops a few punches and elbows down before moving to mount briefly, then dropping back into half guard, working his ground and pound. Lawlor tries to secure a Kimura, but Cote fends him off and puts him in full guard. They stall and referee John McCarthy stands them up. Lawlor quickly pushes Cote to the fence and takes him back to the mat, ground and pounding from half guard. Cote tries desperately to escape, but can’t get out from under Lawlor.

MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Lawlor

Tom Lawlor def. Patrick Cote by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3

Daniel Roberts vs. Mike Guymon

R1 – Roberts kicks out Guymon’s leg. Guymon gets right back up as Roberts storms him in a flurry of punches. Guymon tries to escape but gets tied up with an Anaconda choke and has no choice but to tap out.

Daniel Roberts def. Mike Guymon by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 1:43, R1

Paul Taylor vs. Sam Stout

R1 – Taylor lands a strong kick to the body, but Stout presses forward with heavy punch combinations, taking control of the early pace of the fight. About two minutes into the fight and Stout is outstriking Taylor two punches to nearly every one punch or kick that the Brit is throwing. Stout staying very busy, using good movement. Taylor is bleeding from his nose, but manages some hard kicks to the legs, just not frequently enough to really stop Stout’s punch combinations from getting through. Good action in the final minute, Stout mixing in solid leg kicks and Taylor finding his range with counter punches. Stout scores a takedown just before the horn.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Stout.

R2 – Stout steps up the pace with his punches. Taylor now seems to be hanging back more, looking for a counter, but isn’t finding much. They keep on that way to the midway point where Stout catches a kick and dumps Taylor, but he gets right back up and they continue, Stout employing his boxing, while Taylor looks to counter. Taylor is now starting to land more frequently with his counter, mixing some good kicks and finding some range with his punches. It’s still Stout that is the busier of the two and pushing the action more. Taylor just misses with a whirling head kick, but eats a counter right. He comes back strong and lands a hard right hand at the end of the round.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Stout.

R3 – They briefly touch gloves and get straight back to work, both fighters starting at a quick pace. Taylor gets in early in the round, landing some good punch combinations, including a hard shot to the body that doubles Stout over briefly. The Canadian recovers and continues his relentless punching attack, mixing in a few more kicks now. Taylor has his moments, landing ahead kick a couple minutes in, but can’t keep up the momentum with Stout constantly moving in and out and circling away. Both fighters step it up inside the final two minutes, Stout kicking the leg out from under Taylor, but Taylor getting up and clipping him with a head kick. Stout is just outdoing Taylor with his handspeed, landing much faster combinations, though Taylor comes on strong in the final moments landing a hard kick to the body and follows up with punches that hurt Stout.

MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Stout.

Sam Stout def. Paul Taylor by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27), R3

Dongi Yang vs. Chris Camozzi
Chris Camozzi and Dongi Yang at UFC 121

Chris Camozzi and Dongi Yang at UFC 121

R1 -Yang lands a solid low kick, but Camozzi comes back with a wide right punch tot he head. Another brief exchange and Yang shoots a takedown and starts punching from Camozzi’s guard. Yang passes to side and lands a few punches before moving to Camozzi’s back. Camozzi scrambles and reverses, then lands a knee to the midsection as both fighters make it to their feet. The fighting on the feet is nearly even before Camozzi moves in to a Thai clinch and lands a solid knee to the midsection. Camozzi starts to step it up, landing a couple solid kicks to the ribs of Yang and follows with hard punches. Camozzi comes storming in with a good combination of strikes. Yang clips him on the chin, but Camozzi keeps moving in and using his strength to tie the Korean up and do some damage on the inside with knees and short punches.

MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Camozzi

R2 – Yang comes out swinging wild and takes Camozzi down, immediately moving to his back. Camozzi gets out and up rather quickly though. Camozzi lunges a solid shot to the body and follows with a couple strong knees. Yang gets off a solid punch combination that rocks Camozzi, who also looks like he may have been poked in the eye, but they keep going. Yang keeps pressing, though not as relentlessly, throwing mostly left hooks. He looks to be tiring, however. Camozzi presses in and lands several hard knees, showing a much improved Thai game. They trade some furious left hooks, each fighter rocking the other, but neither can seem to really hurt the other. Both fighters are throwing good strikes, but Camozzi is slightly busier and more varied in his attack.

MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-9 fro Camozzi

R3 – Not a big crowd yet, but they give a big ovation to start round three. Yang starts out fast again, clipping Camozzi with a few one-off punches. Camozzi tries to settle in and lands a couple good kicks before connecting with a hard left hook that sends Yang briefly to one knee. Camozzi clinches and follows up with some hard knees to the body. Yang breaks away, but Camozzi catches him with a right head kick and then more knees from the clinch. Yang looks absolutely spent. Camozzi clinches again and lands a knee to the face. The pace slows, but then Camozzi leaps in with an uppercut that backs Yang up. Camozzi moves in with a knee to the body and elbow to the head, but Yang slips behind him, although he can’t secure a takedown. Yang is breathing heavily, Camozzi lands a left hook and follows with a right to the body before separating and landing a sharp leg kick. They finish in a flurry of Camozzi’s knees as the final horn sounds.

MMAWeekly.com scores round three 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Camozzi.

Chris Camozzi def. Dongi Yang by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28), R3

Gilbert Yvel vs. Jon Madsen

R1 – Nothing for the first minute, then out of nowhere, Madsen shoots and puts Yvel on his back, starting to ground and pound him from standing in the guard. Madsen turns it up and quickly finishes Yvel, referee John McCarthy stepping in to call a stop to the bout.

John Madsen def. Gilbert Yvel by TKO (Strikes) at 1:48, R1

Source: MMAweekly.com

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