UFC 116 “Lesnar vs Carwin” – July 3rd from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Brock Lesnar returns to the cage to face undefeated Shane Carwin, after a year long struggle with a life altering illness kept him sidelined. Along with matching well in size with Lesanr, Carwin bring with him a undefeated record, wrestling skills and punching power.
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Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin Result: Brock Lesnar defeats Shane Carwin via submission (arm triangle choke) at 2:19 of R2.
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Chris Leben Result: Chris Leben defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via submission (triangle choke) at 4:40 of R3.
Matt Brown vs. Chris Lytle Result: Chris Lytle defeats Matt Brown via submission (armbar) at 2:02 of R2.
Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski Result: Stephan Bonnar defeats Krzysztof Soszynski via TKO (strikes) at 3:08 of R2.
Kurt Pellegrino vs. George Sotiropoulos Result: George Sotiropoulos defeats Kurt Pellegrino via unanimous decision.
Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer Result: Brendan Schaub defeats Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) at 1:07 of R1.
Seth Petruzelli vs. Ricardo Romero Result: Ricardo Romero defeats Seth Petruzelli via submission (armbar) at 3:05 of R2.
Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic Result: Kendall Grove defeats Goran Reljic via split decision. (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Dave Branch vs. Gerald Harris Result: Gerald Harris defeats David Branch via KO (slam) at 2:35 of R3.
Forrest Petz vs. Daniel Roberts Result: Daniel Roberts defeats Forrest Petz via split decision. (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Jon Madsen vs. Karlos Vemola Result: Jon Madsen defeats Karlos Vemola via unanimous decision. (30-27 x3)
The event is sold out!
UFC expects 1 Million plus PPV buys
Lesnar is expected to get paid $400,000. Carwin is only promised $40,000 for his efforts.
75K Bonuses announced: Lesnar – Submission of the Night, Gerald Harris – KO of the Night, Leben/Akiyama and Bonnar/Soszynski – Fight of the Night
Dana White: Cain Velasquez up next for a title shot against Lesnar.