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UFC 121 Officially Books Nine Bouts

Written on August 19, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Most of them are making a comeback--either from a loss or a win. The rest are going to prove their prowess as brawl faces brawl. Who are they? UFC 121 has named them all.

It is official. The champion will meet the unbeaten challenger in the UFC 121 on October 23. Those who will flock the Anaheim, California venue, the Honda Center, are signing up for extreme action as the title fight between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez rolls in, alongside eight others. Pay-per-view audience are not excluded from witnessing the action, of course.

A preliminary fight will be held, putting once middleweight-contender Patrick Cote standing against Tom Lawlor. As one of the comeback fighters, Cote is entering the match after a two-time losing streak. Past UFC contender Lawlor has nine out of 13 wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission. The other fighters are reputed to have remarkable records as well, as UFC is known for putting up great fights. Here is the complete list of the official fighters at UFC 121, coming this fall.

UFC 121 “Lesnar vs. Velasquez”
Saturday, Oct. 23
Honda Center
Anaheim, Calif.

UFC Heavyweight Championship
Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann
Paulo Thiago vs. Diego Sanchez
Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill
Brendan Schaub vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen
Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor
Michael Guymon vs. Daniel Roberts
Sam Stout vs. Paul Taylor
* Todd Duffee vs. Jon Madsen
* Dongi Yang vs. Chris Camozzi

* Not yet announced as official

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Lesnar-Velasquez Plus Four More Bouts for UFC 121

Written on August 17, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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It's time for the heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, to protect his belt from being snatched away. Cain Velasquez is not just an ordinary challenger, because two victories against Cheik Kongo and Ben Rothwell anchor his resume. Is the belt here to stay? Or will it have its new owner?

UFC made the Lesnar-Velasquez match-up official last Monday with four additional bouts. The heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, will defend his title against the unbeaten Cain Velasquez in the UFC 121. The fight will headline the said event, that will take place on October 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Other match-ups featured for the pay-per-view event include a middleweight bout between Jake Shields and Martin Kampmann, a welterweight duel of Paulo Thiago and Diego Sanchez, a light heavyweight tilt between Tito Ortiz versus Matt Hamill, and Brendan Schaub will lock horns with Gabriel Gonzaga. Four unofficial matches between Todd Duffee and Jon Madsen, Patrick Cote versus Tom Lalwer, Court McGee against Ryan Jensen, and Dongi Yang contra Chris Camozzi are also lined up for UFC 121.

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