UFC 116 | The Juggernaut vs The EngineerCategory: MMA
After being sidelined by an illness for one year, Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagon to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title at UFC 116.
Out to challenge him for the undisputed title is UFC Interim Heavyweight champion Shane Carwin.
They were actually already scheduled to face-off at UFC 106 but the illness prevented Lesnar from undergoing training.
Ten UFC pay-per-view events later, the two will headline UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin which will be held on July 3, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Lesnar (4 wins-1 loss, 2 KOs) despite his lack of experience in the world of mixed-martial arts is actually an accomplished amateur wrestler, winning the 2000 NCAA heavyweight wrestling championship. He is currently ranked the #1 Heavyweight in the world by Sherdog and MMA Weekly.
Before he ventured into MMA, Lesnar was a three-time WWE Champion and the youngest person ever to hold that championship at that time. He was also the 2002 King of the Ring, and the winner of the 2003 Royal Rumble.
His last fight was at UFC 100 last July 11, 2009 where he avenged his first and only MMA loss when he knocked-out Frank Mir to become the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight champion.
Check out his highlights video from his WWE days up to his UFC heavyweight champion reign.
Carwin (12 wins-0 loss, 7 KOs / 5 submissions) is an undefeated fighter ranked as the #5 heavyweight fighter in the world by Sherdog. He was also an amateur wrestler becoming the NCAA II Wrestling Heavyweight National Champion in 1999.
He is also an engineer by profession.
His last fight was at UFC 111 where in the longest fight of his career, he knocked-out Frank Mir 3:48 minutes into the first round to become the UFC Interim Heavyweight champion.
My Lesnar vs Carwin prediction?
In Lesnar’s career, he had never faced a fighter as big as him as Carwin is. Finally, here’s someone who can match him in size and strength.
It’s no wonder that this is billed as “The Biggest Heavyweight Battle in History!”
Both are known for their immense wrestling ability, knock out power and quick hands.
After knocking or submitting all of his opponents out in the 1st round, this might be the first time that Carwin will go beyond that.
If this fight will be fought standing, I think Carwin has the edge where he possess the more accurate striking punches. However, if Lesnar finds his way to putting Carwin to the ground and work his ground and pound game, Lesnar will have the advantage.
I see a 2nd Round KO win via referee stoppage for Lesnar here.
The UFC 116 replay immediately follows.
UPDATE: Check out the official UFC 116 results to know who won between these two giants.
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