“UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” took place Saturday night inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brock Lesnar silenced his haters with a dramatic come-from-behind submission victory over interim title holder Shane Carwin in the card’s featured contest.
Carwin took it to the controversial wrestler in the opening round when he dropped him with an uppercut and unleashed a barrage of bombs shortly after. Lesnar was clearly wounded but managed to survive the assault and extend the engineer further than any foe previously had – past 3 minutes and 48 seconds.
The former WWE stud showed his mettle by rallying in the second stanza. After securing an early takedown – courtesy of his Division I resume – Lesnar showcased his ever-evolving MMA game by making Carwin cry uncle to an arm-triangle choke.
Following his Ultimate Warrior-like performance, Lesnar made sure to give props to those that deserved it the most.
“I am blessed by God. I stand before you a humble champion and I’m still the toughest S.O.B. around, baby,” Lesnar sheepishly said.
Jon Madsen Defeated Karlos Vemola via Unanimous Decision (30-27 All Three Judges)
Daniel Roberts Defeated Forrest Petz via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Gerald Harris Defeated David Branch via Knockout (Slam) at 2:35 in the 3rdRound
Kendall Grove Defeated Goran Reljic via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
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Ricardo Romero Defeated Seth Petruzelli via Submission (Armbar) at 3:05 in the 2ndRound
Brendan Schaub Defeated Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (Strikes) 1:07 in the 1stRound
George Sotiropoulos Defeats Kurt Pellegrino via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Stephan Bonnar Defeated Krzysztof Soszynski via TKO (Strikes) at 3:08 in the 2ndRound
Chris Lytle Defeated Matt Brown via Submission (Armbar) at 2:02 in the 2ndRound
Chris Leben Defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 4:40 in the 3rdRound
Brock Lesnar Defeated Shane Carwin via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 2:19 in the 2ndRound – Lesnar is undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship
Fight of the Night:
Submission of the Night:
Brock Lesnar ($75,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Gerald Harris ($75,000)