The UFC has officially confirmed the remaining bouts that will precede the heavyweight clash between interim champ Shane Carwin and current champion Brock Lesnar.
UFC 116 will emanate from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 3rd on pay-per-view. Tickets are currently on sale.
Lesnar is set to make his return to the Octagon after nearly a year long hiatus to tend to a career-threatening bout with diverticulitis.
He was originally scheduled to face Shane Carwin at UFC 106 this past November, but decided to pull out after falling ill and being unable to train.
Carwin finally gets his crack at the title after solidifying his status as the No. 1 contender by dominating the new and improved Frank Mir at UFC 111 in March.
Here’s the final fight card for UFC 116:
Karlos Vemola vs. Jon Madsen
Daniel Roberts vs. Forrest Petz
Dave Branch vs. Gerald Harris
Ricardo Romero vs. Seth Petruzelli
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Goran Reljic vs. Kendall Grove
Chris Tuchscherer vs. Brendan Schaub
Kurt Pellegrino vs. George Sotiropoulous
Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Matt Brown vs. Chris Lytle
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Wanderlei Silva
Sahne Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC Heavyyweight Championship)