By FCF Staff The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced the main card for the promotion’s upcoming October 23rd event in Anaheim, California, and as expected, UFC 121 will feature a heavyweight title bout between champion Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez in the main event.
Lesnar (5-1) will compete for the first time since UFC 116 in July, when the accomplished wrestler was nearly stopped by Shane Carwin in round one, only to come back and submit the challenger in round two. Lesnar has now won 4 straight bouts since being tapped out by Frank Mir in his UFC debut, defeating Heath Herring, Randy Couture, and the aforementioned Mir and Carwin.
Velasquez extended his undefeated record to 8-0 in February, by stopping Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the first round at UFC 110. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter and noted wrestler has won 6 straight bouts since signing with the UFC in 2008.
Other main card fights that have been confirmed for UFC 121 include: Jake Shields (25-4-1) vs. Martin Kampmann (17-3), Paulo Thiago (13-1) vs. Diego Sanchez (21-4), Matt Hamill (9-2) vs. Tito Ortiz (15-7-1), and Gabriel Gonzaga (11-5) vs. Brendan Schaub (6-1).
UFC 121 will be hosted by Anaheim’s Honda Center.