Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lesnar Survives Carwin Early, Takes UFC Title


Brock Lesnar was out of UFC for quite a while- almost a year- after it was disclosed that he was fighting diverticulitis and was hospitalized when it was disclosed.

Saturday night, he was back in the octagon taking on undefeated Shane Carwin.

Carwin came out strongly and pounded Lesnar for a great deal of the first round. But the second round was the challengers as he forced Carwin to submit with a triangle-choke hold.

In his old business, Lesnar had Carwin in a Japanese sleeper hold ((thanks to the Masked Superstar's training overseas for that reminder)) and the champ tapped.

"This isn't about me tonight," said Lesnar, who made his first appearance in nearly a year. "This is about my family. This is about my doctors. This is about my training partners, my training staff. I am blessed by God. Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you a humble champion. And I'm still the toughest SOB around, baby."

Here's the fight while it's up, thanks UFC and notpitnnelg

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2 comments: said...

That was a great fight last night. I'm glad Lesnar won!

Jon Nelson said...

Carwin looked like he just ran out of gas after Round 1. Good comeback for Brock...