Shane Carwin may have been holding onto the title for this interim period, but Brock Lesnar is aiming to make sure that’s all it is, come July 3rd at UFC 116. Joining the Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin fight that night will be another headlining event, the battle between Wanderlei Silva and Yoshimhiro Akiyama.
Stephan Bonnar and Krzysztof Soszynski are being targetted to fight one another at the event. And two middleweight fighters have just recently been added to the main fight card for UFC 116, though they’re not going to be fighting each other, and neither one of them has a named opponent yet—those being Kendall Grove and, most recently added, Goran Reljic.
Reljic, 8-1 incidentally, will be one to watch that night at the MGG Grand Garden Arena in Vegas because he’s only just come back after a 20-month sidelining for recovery from surgery after an injury, and in his return fight at February’s UFC 110 he suffered a humiliating defeat by judge’s unanimous decision against him.
Fourth of July weekend is sure to be blast with UFC 116 on July 3. Coming up before all that action though is UFC 114, taking place on Memorial Day weekend, May 29 specifically, as part of the UFC Fan Expo 2010, and to be held at the same venue as UFC 116, the MGM Grand Garden Arena. That event features two co-main events: Quinton “Rampgae” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, and Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. UFC 115 after that takes place on June 12 in Vancouver and features two co-main events too: Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin, and Mirko Cro Cop vs. Pat Barry.
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