Fans of Brock Lesnar have known for a while that the UFC heavyweight champion would return to the octagon at some point.
Now they know when. Lesnar will defend his title at UFC 116 in Las Vegas on July 3 against Shane Carwin.
Lesnar was scheduled to fight the 6’3,” 265-pound Carwin last year before a bout with diverticulitis put his career on hold. Lesnar is working his way back into fighting shape and is excited about the opportunity he has this July.
“I can’t wait to get back in the octagon and defend my UFC heavyweight title,” he said in a news release. “July 3 can’t come soon enough. I’m ready to fight. At UFC 116, Shane Carwin is going to face the real UFC heavyweight champion. I’m going to end Shane’s perfect record and walk out of the octagon with my championship belt around my waist.”
Carwin is 12-0 in his UFC career and won the UFC interim heavyweight title in March by defeating Frank Mir.