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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.
Being declared the number one team has to be a curse rather than a blessing. Just ask the latest victim, the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners went into the hostile environment facing the Missouri Tigers on the road. The Tigers seemed to have all the momentum from the opening kickoff return as they took an early 7-0 lead. From there Missouri caused three turnovers and beat the Sooners 36-27. Despite remaining undefeated, Missouri couldn't crack the top five of the BCS as they watch Auburn move into the number one spot.
The Lobos didn't get blown out against Rocky Long and San Diego State but still remain winless on the season. Lobo tight end Lucas Green provided the only glimmer of hope with six receptions for 100 yards. The 30-20 loss moves the Lobos to 0-7 for the year as they try to get their first win of the season on the road against Colorado State.
Even though there are no Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, or Phillies in this years edition of the World Series, the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants should be very entertaining. Both teams were unlikely picks to make a run to the Fall Classic despite having the top two pitchers in baseball. Game one starts Wednesday with a matchup between Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum in San Francisco.
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