Duel between Lesnar and Velasquez rocks UFC-121 this Saturday

The city of Anaheim, in the United States, will be the stage for a duel between MMA giants. The North Americans Brock Lesnar e Cain Velazquez face each other this Saturday in a fight valid for the Ultimate heavyweight belt. The fight will be the main attraction of UFC-122, an event that also features Brazilians Gabriel Napao e Paulo thiago performing on the main card.



Owner of enormous strength even for the parameters of heavyweights, Brock Lesnar will put his title on the line for the third time against Velasquez. The current owner of the belt respects his opponent, but believes he will be in his best shape in the octagon at the Honda Center, in California.

“I've been improving more and more with each training session... On October 23rd I'll be the best”, says Lesnar, who recognizes qualities in his opponent.



“He (Velasquez) brings some new challenges. He is a smaller fighter, but faster and with good hands”, he analyzed.



Among the Brazilians at the event, Paulo thiago will try to recover from the defeat suffered in UFC-115 against the North American Diego Sanchez, winner of the first edition of The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC reality show.



“I think it will be a very tough fight. O Diego Sanchez He is very experienced and a complete athlete. His strongest point is his physical conditioning, he is very shrewd, he starts the confrontation quickly and continues until the end. In the last few months, I have been doing three one-and-a-half hour training sessions from Monday to Saturday focusing on muay thai, boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestler and physical conditioning too, of course,” he said. Paulo thiago.


Another Brazilian who will be present at UFC-121 is Gabriel “Napão”, who will face off against the former American football player, Bredan Schaub.


"Brendan Schaub He's a big guy with good conditioning. That doesn't mean much (inside the Octagon), because one punch or one kick can change everything”, analyzed the Tupiniquim black belt.


Check out the full card for the event, which will be broadcast live on Canal Combate from 23pm.

Main Card

Up to 125 kg: Brock Lesnar (120 kg) vs. Cain Velazquez (110. 7kg)

Up to 77 kg: Martin Kampmann (77 kg) vs. Jake Shields (77.5 kg)

Up to 77 kg: Diego Sanchez (77.5 kg) vs. Paulo thiago (77.5 kg)

Up to 93 kg: Matt Hamill (92.3 kg) vs. Tito Ortiz (93.5 kg)

Up to 125 kg: Gabriel “Napão” (115.3 kg) vs. Brendan Schaub (108.3 kg)


Preliminary Card

Up to 84kg: Ryan Jensen (84 kg) vs. Court mcgee (83.7 kg)

Up to 84 kg: Patrick Cote (84 kg) vs. Tom Lawlor (84 kg)

Up to 70 kg: Sam stout (155.5) vs. Paul Taylor (155)

Up to 77 kg: Mike Guymon (77 kg) vs. Daniel Roberts (77 kg)

Up to 84 kg: Chris Camozzi (84 kg) vs. Dongi Yang (84.5 kg)

Up to 125 kg: Jon Madsen (115.3 kg) vs. Gilbert Yvel (113 kg)


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