UFC 121: Breakdown, Prediction for Lesnar-Velasquez, Major Fights

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2010

UFC 121: Breakdown, Prediction for Lesnar-Velasquez, Major Fights

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    After the lackluster UFC 120 in the United Kingdom, the organization will look to rebound with a great card including the proclaimed “baddest man on the planet” and current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar against Cain Velasquez in the main event.

    The event will be the fourth event that the UFC has held in Greater Los Angeles with the most recent show being ‘UFC 104’ in late October 2009.

    The challenger will bring his impressive undefeated record into this fight as he looks to become the first Mexican heavyweight champion in history.

    The champ enters his current title defense after a near loss from Shane Carwin at UFC 116 where he won via submission instead of using his brunt force to retain his title.

    With that being said, lets get to the analysis of the fight card this Saturday.

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Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor

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    Age: Cote – 30, Lawlor - 27

    Height: Cote - 5’11, Lawlor – 6’0

    Weight: Cote – 185 Lbs, Lawlor – 185 Lbs

    Reach: Cote - 75 inches, Lawlor - N/A

    Career Record: Cote – 13-6, Lawlor – 6-3-1

    Fighting Style: Cote – Kickboxing, Lawlor - Wrestling

    Prediction: Lawlor by submission in the 2nd round

Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen

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    Age: McGee – 25, Jensen -  33

    Height: McGee - 5’11, Jensen – 6’1

    Weight: McGee – 185 Lbs, Jensen – 185 Lbs

    Reach:  McGee – 76 inches,  Jensen -

    Career Record: McGee - 12-1, Jensen – 15-6

    Fighting Style:  McGee – Wrestling, Jensen - Submission

    Prediction: Ryan Jensen by Submission in the 3rd round

Brendan Schaub vs Gabriel Gonzaga

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    Age: Schaub – 27, Gonzaga - 31

    Height: Schaub – 6’4, Gonzaga – 6’2

    Weight:  Schaub – 245 Lbs, Gonzaga – 255 Lbs

    Reach:  Schaub – 78 inches, Gonzaga – 76 inches

    Career Record: Schaub – 6-1, Gonzaga – 11-5

    Fighting Style:  Schaub – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Gonzaga – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    Prediction: Gabriel Gonzaga by KO in the 2nd round

Tito Ortiz vs Matt Hamill

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    Age: Ortiz -35,Hamill - 34

    Height: Ortiz – 6’2, Hamill – 6’1

    Weight: Ortiz – 205 Lbs, Hamill – 205 Lbs

    Reach:  Ortiz – 74 inches, Hamill – 76 inches

    Career Record: Ortiz – 15-7-1, Hamill – 10-2

    Fighting Style: Ortiz – Wrestling, Hamill - Wrestling

    Prediction: Matt Hamill by TKO in the 3rd round

Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago

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    Age: Sanchez – 28, Thiago- 29

    Height: Sanchez – 5’10, Thiago – 5’11

    Weight:  Sanchez -170 Lbs, Thiago – 170 Lbs

    Reach:  Sanchez -72 inches, Thiago – 74 Inches

    Career Record:  Sanchez -21-4, Thiago – 13-2

    Fighting Style:  Sanchez –Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thiago – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    Prediction: Paulo Thiago by TKO in the 2nd round

Jake Shields vs Martin Kampmann

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    Age: Shields -31, Kampmann -28

    Height: Shields -6’0, Kampmann- 6’0

    Weight:  Shields -185 Lbs, Kampmann -170 Lbs

    Reach:  Shields – 72 in, Kampmann -

    Career Record:  Shields – 25-4-1, Kampmann – 17-3

    Fighting Style: Shields – Folk style Wrestling, Kampmann –Muay Thai

    Prediction: Shields by Submission in the 2nd round

UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

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    Age: Velasquez -28, Lesnar – 33

    Height: Velasquez – 6’1, Lesnar – 6’3

    Weight: Velasquez – 238 Lbs, Lesnar –265 Lbs

    Reach: Velasquez – 77 inches, Lesnar – 81 inches

    Career Record: Velasquez 8-0-0, Lesnar 5-1-0

    Fighting Style: Velasquez – Well Rounded, Lesnar - Wrestling

    Prediction: Lesnar by TKO in the 2nd Round