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DVD Review : UFC 121 Lesnar vs Velasquez

January 14, 2011

Reviewed by Tony Stabile of MainEventRadio.com

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back again with what can be seen as one of their biggest events yet: UFC 121 LESNAR vs VELASQUEZ. This event was held on October 23rd, 2010 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The UFC set out to shake the world and they indeed just that as in the main event of the evening Cain Valesquezdefeated Brock Lesnar to become the new UFC World Heavyweight Champion. The fans in attendance certainly got their money’s worth and now you can too, in the comfort of your living rooms.

The card is stacked from top to bottom and like always, this DVD is incredibly well produced and put together.

We start the night off with Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaubvs Gabriel Gonzaga in a Heavyweight bout. These too men take some time to feel each other out in the 1st round, but Schaub finishes strong as he swarmed Gonzaga with solid punches. Round 2, begins in the favor of Schaub again as he capitalizes on Gonzaga’s mistakes. This continues into the 3rd round and Schaud take the fight via judges’ decision.

Next up is a Light Heavyweight fight “teacher vs student” featuring “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz vs “The Hammer” Matt Hamill. Tito opens strong, with many strikes until Hamill takes him down. The spend most of the round standing and boxing hard. Hamill takes the fight to the ground in the 2nd round, where he dominated. Hamill takes this on after going the distance via judges’ decision.

The 3rd fight of the night is Diego Sanchez vs Paulo Thiago in the Welterweight division.  These two men hit hard and go the distance (for the third time tonight) and Sanchez takes this fight via Judges’ decision, as he dominated Thiago to finish this fight.

We continue the night again in the Welterweight division as Jake Shields took on Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann. These men go the distance, making this a lengthy evening for the UFC as Shields picks up the win by judges’ decision.

Finally, we get to the bout that everyone has been waiting for: Brock Lesnarvs Cain Velasquez for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. What a shocker this is as Lesnar gets shook hard and never recovers. Velasquez is your new UFC Heavyweight Champion as he wins via TKO in the 1st round.

The bonus features of this 2-disc DVD set include the preliminary fights from the evening, Countdown to UFC 121, The Weigh-In Show, and the usual behind the scenes and other promos.

The crowd in Anaheim is vocal the whole way through, and really gives this event an epic feel. So whether you’re just a casual follower or a die-hard, this is a must own. Your night will be action pack and filled with many different examples of why the UFC is the leader in MMA.

UFC 121 – Lesnarvs Velasquez is now available on DVD From Anchor Bay Entertainment; you can pick it up at your favorite local DVD retailer, or order it online, For more information check out http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com and www.UFC.com

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