UFC 91 Blow by Blow

UFC heavyweight champion Randy (The Natural) Couture (left) and Brock Lesnar pose after a news...

UFC heavyweight champion Randy (The Natural) Couture (left) and Brock Lesnar pose after a news conference Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. THE CANADIAN PRE3SS/Neil Davidson

NEIL SPRINGER -- SLAM! Sports

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

Randy Couture returns to the octagon after a year-long contract dispute with UFC to defend his title against over-hyped former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar.

BLOW BY BLOW

Hey everybody and welcome to the UFC 91 Blow By Blow. As always, I'm your host Neil Springer. We have a somewhat mediocre card tonight capped off by one of the more interesting main events in UFC history.

Nate (The Rock) Quarry vs. Demian Maia

Round one

Maia moves forward and pulls guard. He sweeps and is now on top. Maia takes full mount. He gets Quarry's back! Maia is slowly working for the rear-naked choke. He locks it in and Quarry taps!

Gabriel (Napao) Gonzaga vs. Josh (Heavy) Hendricks

Round one

Hendricks tries a shoot, but Gonzaga stuffs it. They trade a bit and Gonzaga unloads with some body punches. He gets a Thai clinch, lands a big knee to the body and nails him with an overhand right! Hendricks drops and the ref stops it!

Impressive win for Gonzaga.

Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan (The Barn Cat) McCrory

Round one

Hazelett is rocking a huge beard here.

McCrory unloads with punches, but Hazelett weathers the early storm. McCrory tries a head-kick, but Hazelett blocks. He hits a nice body kick. Hazelett catches him with a huge overhand right, but McCrory answers with a leg kick.

McCrory keeps hitting leg kicks and takes Hazelett down. Hazelett has an omoplata, but McCrory spins out! Hazelett goes for another omoplata! He straightens the arm out and turns it into a nasty upside-down armbar! McCrory taps! That was gross. The joint was completely hyper-extended.

Kenny (KenFlo) Florian vs. Joe (Daddy) Stevenson

Round one

Florian hits a leg kick, but Stevenson comes forward. They trade and Florian throws a head kick. Stevenson charges and lands a nice overhand right. They clinch on the fence. Stevenson gets the takedown, but Florian stands back up.

Stevenson gets a slam, but Florian sweeps. They stand up and Florian tries another head kick. Stevenson blocks. Florian takes him down and gets mount! He unloads with the ground-and-pound and takes his back! Florian gets the rear-naked choke and it's over!

Randy (The Natural) Couture vs. Brock Lesnar

Round one

Brock gets booed during the introductions, but there's a four-year-old kid in the audience cheering him on.

Lesnar clinches and tries a knee, but Randy presses him against the fence. Brock switches and works some knees to the legs. They separate and Couture lands an overhand right. Lesnar tries a takedown, but Couture defends and they're back on the fence.

Lesnar takes him down and is in half-guard! He tries a mount, but Couture counters and almost takes his back! Lesnar flips him over and puts him down again!

Lesnar postures up and tries to strike. Couture gets off his back and they're back against the cage. Lesnar looks like he's breathing heavy here. Randy switches and presses him against the fence. They separate and the round ends!

Round two

Lesnar leads with a jab and throws a big elbow! Couture's legs wobble, but he clinches him against the cage. Lesnar hits a big knee, but eats a hard overhand right. Brock is bleeding above his right eye now.

Brock lands a huge punch and unloads with his hammerfist ground-and-pound! It's over! Lesnar is the new heavyweight champion!

Thanks everyone for joining me for the UFC 91 Blow by Blow


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