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Video: UFC Primetime – Lesnar vs. Velasquez Episode 3

(Video courtesy YouTube/Nic1985H/SpikeTV/ZuffaLLC)

Saturday night’s main event at UFC 121 has all the makings of a classic match-up of contrasting styles and the Primetime show did a great job of illustrating that point.

On one side you have the juggernaut UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar who makes up for his lack of experience and skills with his work ethic and physical abilities. Everyone from Lesnars camp has taken to referring to him by the nickname bestowed upon him by a famous thread on the underground forum that proclaimed the former WWE champion to be a "Frate Trane," and the monicker couldn’t be more fitting.

The question is whether or not the "Frate Trane" will be able to contend with the switchman who is trying to derail his title run. 

Cain Velasquez is almost like Lesnar’s polar opposite.

He’s big, but not huge. He’s getting comfortable with the limelight, but doesn’t thrive on it. He works hard, but makes up for his lack of size and muscularity with his speed, cardio and natural abilities.

According to his trainers at AKA, Cain is the most talented fighter they have ever worked with and he just keeps getting better, technically.  Lesnar, on the other hand, maintains he is no technician, but is a quick learner with physical gifts he is able to utilize effectively.

Velasquez’s "Sugar" Cain nickname isn’t as cool as Lesnar’s (I vote they call him "Mexi" Cain considering that’s how the UFC is promoting him), but "The Mexicutioner" was already taken.

This edition of the Primetime series actually got me more pumped to see this fight, which is the whole point of why they do it, so mission accomplished. I was a bit worried that the show would basically be a repeat of Monday’s UFC 121 Countdown show, but what makes it is the fact that they shoot it a couple days prior to the broadcast and that keeps it fresh.

(Video courtesy YouTube/Nic1985H/SpikeTV/ZuffaLLC)

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DiazBrotherFromAnotherMother- October 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm
if cain would be the first mexican champ. and my grandmas irish, would that make me the first irish champ?
RearNakedSpoon- October 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm
So Brock has filled a shed full of wood and put ducks in a row to minimise Cains strengths.
Almost North- October 21, 2010 at 9:46 am
Wait...which one of these guys is Mexican? I've been watching these videos all week and its getting really hard to tell.
fACE7biter- October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am
Along the lines of what Clubber said:
Randy, Heath, Mir, Carwin Vs. Nog, Rothwell, Kongo, O'Brien
Advantage definitely Brock

And by the way, in case you fans didn't know that Cain is all about the Mexicans, here he is eating tacos! ALRIGHT WE GET IT!
Boo- October 21, 2010 at 9:26 am
They use The Black Keys for music in every series of Primetime.

good shit. good shit
GILL-uh-TEEN- October 21, 2010 at 8:40 am
The production level of that series was great. The team who put it together and turned that footage around so fast should really be proud.
DaltonSwayze- October 21, 2010 at 8:39 am
He really should just use "Brown Pride" as his nickname. It gets people talking, at least
O Chan- October 21, 2010 at 8:24 am
Here's some other options
Big "Cain" of Tuna
ClubberLame- October 21, 2010 at 8:09 am
I don't get this "lack of experience" people are taking about here. Cain has 2 more pro fights than Brock. Cain has beaten some top pros but it's not like Brock hasn't (Randy, Heath, Frank, etc.). 2 more fights...yeah, that's a HUGE experience advantage. And they were both college wrestlers with Brock in a bigger spotlight with an NCAA Heavyweight there.
FlashinLeather- October 21, 2010 at 8:02 am
I really can't stand all this mexican bullshit, and I don't get the UFC promo...he is not mexican how can he be the first mexican champion.
dedflesh- October 21, 2010 at 7:58 am
are they spelling "freight" wrong on purpose? lol
Fried Taco- October 21, 2010 at 7:57 am
I prefer to call him Candy Cain.
DaltonSwayze- October 21, 2010 at 7:43 am
Wait, who calls him Sugar Cain? That's fucking retarded. It's bad enough that there are about a million sugars out there in boxing and then you have Sugar Free Couture Kim Couture who is a joke. At least Sugar Ray Leonard was decades later, and Mosley was decades after that.

Don't get me started on all that Hitman garbage, either....