It’s signed and official. MMAFighting.com was passed the news yesterday by Dana White himself. UFC 121 will headline Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez with the heavyweight title on the line. The event is scheduled to take place October 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.
Lesnar (5-1) will be coming off his second successful title defense against formerly undefeated Shane Carwin at UFC 116. The victory shocked many fans as the first round was a one sided pounding given by Carwin. Lesnar however was able to weather the storm and pull off an arm triangle in the second round for the victory.
While the undefeated striking expert Velasquez (8-0) looks to repeat his last outing, as he had an impressive first round KO of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Other notables left in Velasquez past include Ben Rothwell, and Cheick Kongo.
Check back on CagedInsider.com as the card fills in with the rest of the bouts on the card.