Article

My Favorite Fight: Claudio Rodriguez on Cain vs. Brock

Claudio Rodriguez, music anchor for Mexico's Telehit station and a UFC cageside commentator, talks about his favorite fight.
My favorite UFC fight is definitely UFC 121 Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez. I was calling that fight, and for many, Lesnar was the favorite because of his size, even though it was obvious that Cain was more well-rounded.

I was with Mario Delgado and Hugh McCarthy. I remember we were so excited during the action that we all stood up and were jumping up and down in front of our chairs while we were calling the fight. The fact that we got to know Cain personally before the fight added some magic to the moment.

Click here to see the fight

The fight that put UFC on the map
That event was broadcast on Televisa Deportes Network, a national network. After this fight, many people here in Mexico started to get familiar with the UFC. People would stop me on the street to talk the about fight and tell me how thrilled they were. It was very special to me.

A new Mexican star
Shortly after that victory, Cain went to Mexico for the Premios TeleHit, a music awards ceremony held on the Acapulco beach. We were paired up to present an award, so I had a chance to talk to him... and I was calmer too! I realized that Cain is so cool, such a humble person with good vibes.
Sunday, May 31
4AM
CEST
Goiania, Brazil

Media

Recent
UFC Fight Night Weigh-ins at Goiania Arena on May 29, 2015 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
May 29, 2015
Watch the official weigh-in for UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves live from the Goiania Arena, Friday, May 29 at 9pm CEST.
May 29, 2015
Watch the Fight Night Goiania weigh-in highlight featuring the staredown between Carlos Condit and Thiago Alves.
May 29, 2015
Thiago "The Pitbull" Alves knows the challenge ahead of him at Fight Night Goiania against Carlos Condit, but he feels he is better everywhere the fight can potentially go. Alves said it's a potential fight of the year matchup.
May 29, 2015