UFC 121: Brock Lesnar, Fedor Emelianenko and the 10 Scariest Fighters In MMA

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UFC 121: Brock Lesnar, Fedor Emelianenko and the 10 Scariest Fighters In MMA
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At UFC 121, Brock Lesnar will defend his heavyweight title for the first time since choking interim champion Shane Carwin into submission and unifying the belts at UFC 116. Opposite Lesnar will be Cain Velasquez, who is no shrinking specimen himself.

If memory serves me, the No. 1 contender wears even bigger gloves than either Lesnar or Carwin—too many X's to remember.

When those two behemoths meet, it will be a clash between two of the more relentless mixed martial artists plying the trade today. In fact, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has stacked the card with ferocious competitors.

Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields will be making his UFC debut. Shields will be fighting at welterweight against Martin Kampmann, himself no stroll in the park.

Additionally, Diego Sanchez will return to 170 pounds and take on Paulo Thiago in another welterweight pairing. Tito Ortiz, Mark Hamill, Brendan Schaub, Gabriel Gonzaga, Court McGee, Patrick Cote and Gilbert Yvel will all see the inside of the cage on Saturday night.

Notwithstanding the all-star cast of MMA characters, nobody will carry a bigger "yikes" factor than the Minnesota Mountain—no matter how you slice it, Brock Lesnar is one scary dude.

But is he the scariest fighter in the sport today?

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