The question about Brock Lesnar’s next fight has officially been answered. Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin has been reportedly signed for UFC 116. The on again/off again UFC heavyweight title match will see Brock Lesnar fight for the first time in just under one year.
Several reports indicate that the fight has been signed by both men. The UFC has yet to make an official announcement as of this writing. I wouldn’t get too excited about the news. The Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar fight has been signed, scheduled, and later canceled several times over the last twelve months.
I wrote the following when the first Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar fight was announced back in August. “The Carwin-Lesnar fight is extremely intriguing. Carwin is 11-0 in MMA and is the only fighter under contract to match Lesnar size for size. At 6’3 and 265lbs, he is the only challenger that Lesnar won’t be able to bully on the ground in a potential match. This will be the first and maybe only time that Lesnar can’t rely strictly on his size to power his way to a win.” Of course since the writing Carwin is now 12-0 in the UFC.
As it stands now between the anticipation for Brock Lesnar’s next fight and a possible grudge match between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, UFC 116 has the potential to shatter records set last year at UFC 100. I’d expect an official announcement from Dana White within the next couple of weeks.
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