Brock Lesnar beat Shane Carwin at UFC 116 in round two of their championship fight. The fight consisted of two completely different rounds. In round one, Shane Carwin pounded on Brock Lesnar for the whole five minutes of the round. Carwin hit Lesnar with so many hard punches and nearly defeated Lesnar. I would not have been surprised if the ref stopped the fight in the first round. At times, Lesnar was taking punishment and was not fighting back. I was surprised the fight was not stopped in the first round. The punishment Shane Carwin dished out to Brock Lesnar in the first round was brutal. I am a UFC fight fan that does not like Brock Lesnar. He is a great fighter, but has more of a WWE attitude that does not belong in the UFC. I hope he learned to respect other UFC fighters because of the punishment he took at UFC 116.
Shane Carwin was completely gassed after the first round. He hit Lesnar with bomb after bomb. Lesnar took advantage of the worn our fighter. He took Shane Carwin to the ground. Lesnar smothered Carwin and put a nice arm choke on Shane Carwin. Shane Carwin had no other choice, but to tap out. Brock Lesnar won the fight by submission and retains his UFC heavyweight belt.
This was the best UFC heavyweight fight I have ever seen. Both men looked good. Carwin looked good in the first round. Lesnar looked good in the second round. Shane Carwin needs to learn how to fight more than one round. He could have won the fight in the first round. The ref could have stopped the fight. However, this was the fight was for the UFC’s heavyweight title. Fighters are given more leeway. Brock Lesnar is a tough UFC fighter. He took more punishment in the first round than any UFC fighter I have ever seen. He came back in the second round and won the fight.
I am sure there will be a rematch. Carwin will have to train for a long fight. He cannot use all his energy up in the first round. Lesnar will have to learn how to not be a human punching bag. Lesnar’s stamina helped him win this fight. I was impressed how he came back after getting his behind kicked. I am sure Lesnar has never taken punishment like he did in the first round of this fight.
The sports bar we were in was full of people. Dana White would be crazy not to schedule a future rematch between Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar. He will make a killing off another event like UFC 116. It was incredible. I hope Brock Lesnar learns how the UFC works. You beat the hell out of each other and after the fight, you show each other respect. The UFC is not the WWE.
Other fights- Chris Leben beats Yoshihiro Akiyama with a triangle choke near the end of the third round. This fight was back and forth. Leben was nearly knocked out in the second round. He came back in the third and took it to Akiyama. The triangle choke sealed the deal for Leben
Chris Lytle submitted Matt Brown with an arm bar in the second round after he was nearly choked out in the first round.
nnar finally won again. He stopped Krzysztof Soszynski in the second round of their fight. Good for Bonnar. He would have been out of the UFC if he lost this fight.
George Sotiropoulos wins a lopsided decision over Kurt Pellegrino. He out boxed and out grappled the lesser fighter. George may be on his way to a title fight in the near future.
Dana White we would like to see more events like UFC 116. This was a tremendous event. Brock Lesnar may have tapped out Shane Carwin, but this was far from a one sided fight. I would love to see the rematch between these two great MMA fighters.
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