Brock Lesnar was the bigger, stronger man when he stepped into the Octagon to defend his title against Cain Velasquez. He was also the more explosive athlete. I’ll even go so far as to say that, despite the result, he remains the better wrestler. But none of that mattered. Velasquez is the better fighter - at least he was on Saturday night. His technique is far better, particularly in the standup realm. His takedown defense was better, likely due to training with teammate and former Olympian Daniel Cormier. And, he was much more effective at getting up after being taken down."