I was wrong. Just last Saturday night, I predicted that Shane Carwin would beat Brock Lesnar in their UFC heavyweight title match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carwin was close to stripping Lesnar of his title… well, almost… but not quite. Just as I predicted, Shane Carwin knocked Brock Lesnar down with a left hook and kept pounding on him with dozens more of ground strikes. Lesnar was cut with these strikes but referee Josh Rosenthal thought that the champion was still defending himself intelligently. Unfortunately for Carwin, he never took out the reigning champion on the ground and for the first time, Carwin went past the first round of a UFC heavyweight match. Towards the end of the first round, Carwin was obviously exhausted from repeated strikes on Lesnar.
With Carwin breathing through his mouth and his hands less active in the second round, Lesnar found him an easy target for a takedown. This eventually opened up an opportunity for Lesnar to submit a gassed out Carwin with an arm triangle choke.
Brock Lesnar has proven that he is the real deal, showing improvements each fight. Who would have thought that Lesnar can submit an opponent his size with an arm triangle choke? He keeps getting better and he has proven that he is the best heavyweight with a thrilling comeback win at UFC 116.
For the summary, highlights, and replay videos of UFC 116 main card matches, check this live write-up courtesy of SLB.