Two Free Prelims Open Up for Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin at UFC 116

Written by Tom Ngo
May 24th, 2010

UFC poster 116 Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin

Spike TV announced today that they will continue their giving ways by offering a “UFC Prelims” special for “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” on July 3rd.

The edgy network confirmed that the lead-in show will feature an exciting middleweight tussle between Goran Reljic and Kendall Grove, as well as the heavyweight scrap involving Chris Tuchscherer and fast-rising Brendan Schaub.

UFC 116 takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The freebie special airs at 9PM ET/6PM PT and will serve as a teaser to the night’s pay-per-view broadcast.

The UFC first offered the teaser for UFC 103 in September to help promote the struggling fight card, and the special proved to be an effective means of generating last-minute PPV buys.

Here is a breakdown of the day’s agenda:

Preliminary Bouts:

Jon Madsen vs. Karlos Vemola
Daniel Roberts vs. Julio Paulino
Julio Paulino vs. Daniel Roberts
Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Kelly

(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)

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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