UFC 91: Brock Lesnar Takes Down Legend

Nick ColonSenior Analyst INovember 16, 2008

UFC 91 held this past weekend in Las Vegas was a site to see for all, not just the casual MMA fan.

The main event of the card featured former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar versus UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture. As expected, the main attraction did not disappoint, with punches being thrown, takedowns being avoided, and in the end, a well thrown punch that secured a new Heavyweight champion in the UFC.

The fight began with Lesnar and Couture up against the cage most of the first round, with Couture trying to defend would-be takedowns from the bigger Lesnar. Once Lesnar finally wrestled the 45-year-old Couture to the ground, Couture immediately wiggled for room, and eventually got the fight standing once more. The two fighters danced a bit more, and that ended the first round.

The second round, however, was much more intriguing and abrupt, with Lesnar quickly being cut by a Couture uppercut to his right eyebrow. Shortly thereafter, Lesnar and Couture exchanged a few strikes, and Lesnar’s right hand hit Couture flush in the side of the head, knocking down the legend.

Lesnar then pounced on the dazed Couture, landing mini-hammerfists to the head region of Couture. After what appeared to be 15-20 seconds of this, referee Mario Yamasaki stepped in to declare the fight over. Lesnar was very gracious after the fight.

“I just believe in hard work and it pays off.”

Good job Brock.  Now the hardest part lies ahead.