Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin Have Company, UFC 116 Fight Card Complete

Written by Tom Ngo
May 18th, 2010

UFC poster 116 Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin

The biggest fight in MMA history will finally go down when heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar looks to unify the title against interim champ Shane Carwin at “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin.” With less than two months before showtime, the organization has released the complete roster for the July 3rd event.

Lesnar and Carwin were initially slated to meet at UFC 106 last November, then again at UFC 108 in January, however Lesnar was forced out both times due to illness.

The former WWE employee was last seen annihilating Frank Mir at UFC 100 en route to unifying the heavyweight crown. After his dominating effort, Lesnar contracted mononucleosis and parlayed that into a severe case of diverticulitis.

Although his life hung in the balance, Lesnar was able to make a “miraculous” recovery, however his extended leave forced the UFC to manufacture an interim belt.

Carwin gladly collected the crown by posting a 1stRound TKO over Mir at UFC 111 last month. The part-time engineer is perfect through his first 12 MMA contests and has ended all of them violently in the 1stRound.

Here are the fighters scheduled to participate inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Preliminary Bouts:

Jon Madsen vs. Karlos Vemola
Daniel Roberts vs. Julio Paulino
Julio Paulino vs. Daniel Roberts
Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Kelly
Goran Reljic vs.Kendall Grove
Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer

Main Bouts:

Kurt Pellegrino vs. George Sotiropoulos
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar
Matt Brown vs. Chris Lytle
Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Shane Carwin (UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion) vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyweight Champion)

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