In anticipation for one of, if not the biggest, fight in UFC history a special website has been created to promote the heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.
Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns from an eleven month layoff to defend his title against interim champion Shane Carwin.
Lesnar last saw action on July 11, 2009 when he captured the title after demolishing Frank Mir. Lesnar won a very one-sided fight, dropping the former champion in the second round and winning via TKO.
Shane Carwin comes into the fight holding the interim title belt, a title which was created because of Lesnar’s lengthy bout with diverticulitis, an ailment which sidelined the champion and cast his fighting future in doubt. Lesnar and Carwin have a common opponent in Frank Mir, and both hold victories over the former UFC champion. Carwin’s first round knockout victory over Mir garnered him the interim title and set up the July 3rd superfight with Lesnar.
The website is fully interactive and allows fans to log in and make a prediction about the outcome of the fight. After making a prediction, the fans are then “added” to a scrolling lineup which features their prediciton along with a custom avatar.
UFC 116 takes places July 3rd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.