Brock Lesnar def. Randy Couture - TKO (punch)
Kenny Florian def. Joe Stevenson - Submission (rear naked choke)
Dustin Hazelett def. Tamdan McCrory - Submission (armbar)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Josh Hendricks - TKO (punch)
Demian Maia def. Nate Quarry - Submission (rear naked choke)
Aaron Riley def. Jorge Gurgel - Unanimous Decision
Jeremy Stephens def. Rafael dos Anjos - KO (punch)
Mark Bocek def. Alvin Robinson - Submission (rear naked choke)
Matt Brown def. Ryan Thomas - Submission (armbar)
In the second round Lesnar landed a punch that sent Couture to the mat. Lesnar then jumped on Couture, landing a big hammer-fist, and then continued to punch and punch until the fight was stopped. Four fights into his MMA career, and Brock Lesnar is the UFC heavyweight champion. It was good to finally see a heavyweight championship fight, but with Lesnar becoming champ so fast it’ll be interesting to see how the former WWE star is received as UFC champ by MMA fans, and general sports fans alike.
Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for tonight’s UFC 91 event.
The main card will be broadcast on pay-per-view and Yahoo! Sports starting at 10 PM ET.
Gabriel Gonzaga. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga will reportedly take on Gladiators Fighting Series veteran Josh Hendricks at UFC 91, which will likely take place on November 15 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, according to Five Ounces of Pain.
The report cites a source speaking on the condition of anonymity. Bout agreements are apparently yet to be finalized but both fighters have verbally agreed to fight.
Gonzaga fell in his only UFC heavyweight title opportunity to date, losing to Randy Couture via third-round TKO at UFC 74. He was then stopped with strikes by longtime rival Fabricio Werdum at UFC 80 but bounced back to submit Justin McCully at UFC 86 in July.
Hendricks, who has also fought inside the confines of King of the Cage, is currently riding a ten-fight undefeated streak. He most recently scored a first-round knockout of James Powell at Legends of Fighting 21 in November of last year. However Hendricks’ record against UFC veterans isn’t so promising; he has been defeated by Sam Hoger, Travis Wiuff, and Tom Murphy.