Cain Velasquez to meet Brock Lesnar at the UFC 121 headlinerPosted on July 10, 2010, 09:25 AM by Daniel Cassidy
UFC President Dana White has officially confirmed tha the much anticipated bout between Cain Valasquez and Brock Lesnar will take place at UFC 121, expected to take place on October 23rd, expected to be held in Anaheim, California.
Many had hoped to see Brock and Cain fight as early as UFC 119, due to be held in Indianapolis at the end Spetemebr, but fans will have to wait just and extra month. A rumoured bout between the winner of Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen against Vitor Belfort is also a possibillity, depending on the outcome of UFC 117. Sam Stout is also expected to face Paul Taylor on the card.
Originally, the UFC 121 was expected to take place in Germany, but the German goverment have banned the UFC from being broadcast on German tv, and they have also banned advertising of the event. UFC 99 was held in Germany, but the goverment also prevented minors from attending the event.
Cain Valasquez earned his shot at the belt in his 1st round demolition of Minitauro Nogueira back in Febuary at UFC 110.He was last seen sitting ringside at UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin, no doubt eager to find out which of the two Heavyweight powerhouses he would face next. Currently 8-0 in his MMA career, 7 of his fights have ended by knockout or TKO.
Lesnar is fresh off a comeback win over Shane Carwin in a title unification bout at 116. With Valasquez's wrestling credentials, Cain could prove to be Lesnar's biggest challenge to date.