What an unbelievable fight. Former World Wrestling Entertainment champion Brock Lesnar made his Ultimate Fighting Championship TV debut at UFC 81 last night, and I think it's fair to say that the quickness in which Frank Mir ended the match with (of all things) an ankle-lock shocked everybody.
I just loved seeing Lesnar use his brute strength to beat on Mir in the first half of round 1 much like he did against Min Soo Kim. Mir kept going for an armlock while Lesnar pummelled his sorry ass on the mat. Then all of a sudden, Lesnar was standing above a prone Mir, with Mir's legs in his hands, deciding what to do next. All Mir did was curl his body over and grab Lesnar's ankle. Lesnar knew it and tried to jump out of the grasp but it was too late.
Lesson learned for Lesnar. Explosive offence, no defence. If he ever dramatically improves his UFC in-ring ability, Lesnar could take over his weight class. It's going to take a lot of time though.
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