Brock Lesnar: Best Heavyweight in MMA?
With one tap of the hand, Mr. Fedor Emelianko is no longer the pound for pound, best heavyweight in MMA today. Fabricio Werdum completeed the upset on June 26th. Let’s take a closer look at the man who is the top fighter in his weight class in all of MMA, I Believe; Brock Lesnar.
Shane Carwin was pounding Brock Lesnar early on, and many thought the fight was close to being called. Brock held in there, and ultimately came out with the victory, proving yet again that he can take on the best and come out on top.
Cain Velasquez (8-0), who gets his title shot on Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California should prove to be yet another tough opponent, maybe his toughest. Velasquez is definitely at the top of his game right now, and a good young fighter, with plenty of promise. Many thought that Shane Carwin would take the belt, but he was unsuccessful in doing so.
“I think it showed what kind of a champion Brock really is,” the soft-spoken Velasquez said after a recent workout at the American Kickboxing Academy gym. “I feel he’s proved a lot. The way he came back, what it shows is that the next time, the referee isn’t going to be quick to stop the fight.”
Velasquez, isn’t the one to talk trash or predict a win, and you gotta respect him. Cain is nicknamed “The Monster” in the gym, and has endless cardio and a strong jiu-jitsu base. Velasquez is training hard on the wrestling aspect of the fight, and bringing in top notch wrestlers, which is Brocks forte, and which will be a big part of the fight.
“The wrestling is going to be a big part of it,” he said. “He’s primarily a wrestler and I come from a wrestling background. But the fight will come down to everything. I expect there will be boxing, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing and wrestling.” Cain added.
I have plenty of praise for Cain, and believe he’s one of the top heavyweights in the UFC, But Brock Lesnar has won his past 5 fights against some great competition. Come October 23rd, will Cain be able to pull off the upset?
Let’s take a closer look at the Top 3 Fighters in The UFC today, I believe.
1.) George St-Pierre
Weightclass: Welterweight (UFC welterweight champion)
20-2 (has won past seven)
2.) Anderson Silva
Weightclass: Middleweight (UFC middleweight champion)
Record : 26-4 (has won past 11)
3.) Brock Lesnar
Weightclass: Heavyweight(UFC heavyweight champion)
Record: 5-1 (has won past five)
Those are my rankings as of July.14th, 2010. I believe with Brock’s strength, vicious ground and pound, it’ll be very hard for someone to beat him. He’s just learning how to use his size and strength to his advantage, and can only get better like he has each fight. He’s built like a freight train, and will run over anything in site. For the rest of the UFC, be aware, he’s definitely on his game and has come a long way from his WWE days as an entertainer.