Brock Lesnar is the UFC Heavyweight Champion. He took some of Randy Couture's best shots and never blinked. He is a true champion in every sense of the word. It does not matter how many fights he has fought. He beat a legend on the sport's biggest stage with a crowd who wanted nothing more than to see him fail. From now on things might be a little different for Lesnar with the fans. He is no longer a pro wrestler trying to be an Ultimate Fighter, and the fans should give him a lot more respect.
Early on in the fight it did not appear like Lesnar would be successful. Couture repeatedly drove Lesnar into the cage and was controlling the pace. He landed a stinging right and seemed comfortable. Lesnar did not panic. Following the punch he took Couture down and controlled the rest of the round. Randy Couture said he wanted to see how Lesnar responded to getting hit in the mouth. It turns out he can take a punch as well give one out.
The 2nd Round began poorly for Couture. He was hit with an elbow that rocked him for a couple seconds. He worked through it by wrestling Lesnar into the cage. Couture showcased his world class wrestling again and again in this fight. He dealt with Lesnar's size about as well as you can. In the end it was a giant fist that dethroned him. For the third consecutive fight, Lesnar knocked down his opponent with a strike. This was not the highlight right hand that dropped Heath Herring. He missed Couture's jaw, but connected with the temple. Once he went down, it was over. He dropped onto Couture's side and rained down hammer fists until the referee stopped the fight.
It was certainly not a dominating victory by any standard. Lesnar caught him with a punch that landed in a perfect spot. It happens in MMA. Eventually it will even happen to Lesnar. Not on this night, though.