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Hangover Sports Roundup:Cain smashes Brock, Missouri,and World Series


Brock Lensar proved he was not immortal and crumbled under the technical striking of Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 . Lensar tried to use his size and takedowns to bully Velasquez but instead fell victim to his amateur striking. Velasquez became the first Mexican UFC heavyweight champion and stays unbeaten in his MMA career. Cain is a humble champion and will be a tough challenge for anyone trying to take his belt away from him. Brazilian Junior Dos Santos looks to be next in line for a heavyweight title shot, meanwhile Lesnar may postpone his hunting vacation and return to the octagon to capture a rebound victory. Also it seems Brock's pro wrestling past continues to haunts him as rumors of Vince McMahon offering Lesnar comeback match get louder and louder. Lesnar and Undertaker briefly met face to face when Lesnar was headed to the locker room. If somehow Lesnar takes McMahon's offer, fight fans are likely to question Lesnar dedication to the sport.

Jake Shields picked up the victory against Martin Kampmann but hardly looked like the man who's going to defeat UFC Welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre (GSP). Reports of Shields' weight cutting trouble appeared to be true as he struggled to maintain the advantage over Kampmann. Also, Albuquerque native and Jackson's fighter Diego Sanchez captured a must win victory over the very tough Paulo Thiago. Sanchez earned the fight of the night bonus and returned to his old fighting style of outworking his opponent. His destiny lies within his hands as both the 170lb and 155lb division looks promising.

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