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UFC 121 Live Blog: Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez Updates

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- This is the UFC 121 live blog for Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez, the main event of tonight's UFC pay-per-view from the Honda Center.

Brock Lesnar (5-1) defends his heavyweight strap against undefeated Cain Velasquez (8-0). Lesnar last defeated Shane Carwin at UFC 116 in July to defend his belt successfully for the second time. Velasquez knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110 in February.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Lesnar starts the fight by taking one step to the side, then immediately charging at Velasquez. Cain absorbs it and spins away, catching Lesnar with some punches as he goes. Lesnar uses his long arms to land a couple blows of his own, then bulls in for another takedown attempt and gets it this time. Cain is up quickly and Lesnar presses him into the fence. Cain spins away eventually and unloads on Lesnar with some accurate punches. Velasquez gets a takedown of his own and works some punches from the side. Lesnar is cut around his left eye, and he seems wobbly. Lesnar tries to get some space away from Velasquez and he staggers and goes down. Velasquez follows and lands several more uppercuts. Lesnar goes down again and Velasquez follows him, staying patient and looking for good opportunities to strike. Lesnar tries to defend, but Velasquez is all over him. Lesnar gets up again, takes a few punches, then goes right back down. Velasquez jumps on him one more time, and that's it. Herb Dean waves it off and Velasquez is the new heavyweight champ.

Cain Velasquez def. Brock Lesnar via TKO in round one.

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