UFC 91: Brock Lesnar New Heavyweight Champion!

George ButcherCorrespondent INovember 16, 2008

Last night's UFC 91 was explosive, as ex-WWE star Brock Lesnar captured the heavyweight championship from Randy Couture.

This is Lesnar's first title in the UFC, and having only four MMA fights now, this shows you he must be good.

In the main event of the evening, Couture put his heavyweight title on the line against Lesnar. After a round with Couture, Lesnar seemed to be tired, as he was constantly pushed up against the fence.

As they came out for round two, it seemed there was renewed life in Lesnar, and he rocked Couture with a punch to the side of the head early on in the round. He pummeled the defending champ, and, after about 20 seconds of hammer fists, the fight was stopped andLesnar won the title.

The night started amazingly, as Demian Maia submitted Nate Quarry with a rear-naked choke half way through round one. Quarry didn't get much of the fight himself, as Maia seemed quite dominant through out.

Gabriel Gonzaga took on Josh Hendricks in fight two, and he didn't disappoint the fans. By TKO early in round one, Gonzaga smashed Hendricks to pieces and received a well deserved win.

Dustin Hazelett submitted Tamdan Mccrory via arm bar in round one in the third fight of the night, and it Could well have been submission of the night, and maybe people can start to take this guy more seriously.

Next up was the eagerly awaited Kenny Florian vs. Joe Stevenson bout. Before the fight, Stevenson was upset going in as the underdog and was certain to prove everyone wrong. Unfortunately for him, though, Florian submitted Stevenson with a rear-naked choke late in round one.

Kenny Florian, I am sure, is now hoping for a title fight with BJ Penn, and what a fight it would be if it were to happen.

Also, earlier in the evening, Matt Brown defeated Ryan Thomas with an arm-bar early in round two. Mark Bocek rear-naked choked his way to victory against Alvin Robinson. And, like usual, Jorge Grugel was beaten again by Aaron Riley in a unanimous decision.

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