Brock Lesnar was handed his first loss in nearly 2 years on Saturday night, losing the UFC Heavyweight championship to Cain Velasquez at Saturday night’s UFC 121 pay-per-view from Anaheim, CA.
Velasquez is the first-ever Mexican born Heavyweight Champion.
Lesnar came out strong at the beginning of the first round but a couple of heavy blows to Lesnar’s face quickly changed the momentum of the fight. Lesnar, who was busted open by strikes, kept going down and coming back up, only for Velasquez to knock him back down again.
Velasquez won the fight by TKO at 4 minutes and 12 seconds in the first round. The Anaheim crowd went absolutely crazy and Lesnar was left a bloody mess with his face cut open. Lesnar was humble in defeat, complimenting the new champion and saying he’ll be back soon.
Check out these pictures of the final moments of Lesnar’s loss to Cain Velasquez:
(Images from the Associated Press & ESPN.com)