In perhaps what could be seen as an early preview of the main event, Brendan Schaub (6-1-0) a training partner of Shane Carwin, fought the sparring partner of Lesnar Chris Tuchscherer (18-3-0).

The TUF finalist, Schaub proved to be the better man, finishing his fight early at 1:07 of the first round with a TKO over Tuchscherer. The fight halted when Schaub landed a straight right perfectly on the temple of Chris Tuchscherer, finishing with some quick ground and pound, forcing the fight to be stopped by the referee.