By John Felix Richardson
UFC Heavyweight Contender Cain Velasquez
Anaheim, California – Undefeated heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez will challenge current UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar this coming Saturday, October 23 in UFC 121.
Velasquez, 28, is looking to become the first Mexican to be a UFC champion. The challenger is currently undefeated with 8 wins (5 TKOs) inside the octagon with his latest win coming off former interim UFC heavyweight champion Minotauro Noguiera in UFC 110 via TKO in round 1.
However, former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Brock Lesnar will be the toughest challenge yet for Velasquez.
Lesnar, 33, is a former NCAA Division I National Champion in wrestling and has won the UFC belt after just 3 fights. The champion is not easily giving up his throne yet to Velasquez.
“He (Velasquez) is not the guy that is going to take my UFC heavyweight title. It’s not his time, it’s my time” said Lesnar, who is also coming off a win Last July by submitting former number 1 contender Shane Carwin in UFC 116.
The co-main event of the night will be in the middleweight division as Martin “the hitman” Kampman (17-3-0) will take on UFC newcomer Jake Shields, who is coming off a win against UFC veteran Dan Henderson.
Also in the fight card will be Diego Sanchez Vs Paulo Thiago, Tito Ortiz Vs Matt Hamill, Brendan Schaub Vs Gabriel Gonzaga, Patrick Cote Vs Tom Lawlor, Court Mcgee Vs Ryan Jensen, Mike Guymon Vs Daniel Roberts,
Sam Stout Vs Paul Taylor, Chris Camozzi Vs Dongi Yang and Jon Madsen Vs Gilbert Yvel.
The event will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will be streamed live via satellite in pay-per-views worldwide.