UFC no. 1 heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin plans on adding his 13th consecutive MMA win this upcoming Saturday night against Brock Lesnar. Not only does he want to be victorious and acquire the true UFC heavyweight title, but he also wants to make a statement by knocking out the vicious trash talking Lesnar.
Carwin will enter the Octagon on July 3rd with an unbeaten record of 12 wins, 0 losses. Their heavyweight title fight is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From Shane Carwin:
“I’m not concerned at all (about conditioning), we have a great training camp and my coaches have prepared me for an all-out war. The stand-up game has become my passion. [I know] Brock is gonna come back 100-percent and I’m excited to get in the cage against him. You’re looking at the top two heavyweights in the world. He’s got the real belt and I’m coming after it Saturday. You’re going to see Brock Lesnar knocked out on the canvas.”
Seth ‘The Silverback’ or better known as ‘The Kimbo Killer’ Petruzelli earned the nickname for his 14-second KO victory over Internet-based street fighter Kimbo Slice back in October of 2008 for EliteXC.
In this video interview, Petruzelli talks about his upcoming octagon return and his UFC 116 preliminary fight against Ricardo Romero. This fight will be televised LIVE and FREE on Spike TV this Saturday night- July 3rd, starting at 9pm ET.
Dominick Cruz defends his title for the first time against Joseph Benavidez and Urijah Faber will make his first Bantamweight appearance. WEC: Cruz vs Benavidez will be aired LIVE from the Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas on Wednesday, August 18th…
The legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA) seems to be taking longer than most of us expected. Apparently, $2Million bucks in tax revenue for the state of New York is not going to be good enough to convince the Assembly to make MMA legal. Not in this year (2010) anyway…
From The New York Daily News:
The push to legalize ultimate fighting[MMA] in New York is on the ropes. Assembly Democrats stripped approval for the wildly popular violent sport from a budget bill that lawmakers will take up as soon as today. Gov. Paterson sought to legalize mixed martial arts, saying fights could pull in more than $2 million in tax revenue for the cash-strapped state. “The majority of voices who spoke about this issue in our conference were not supportive of approving it as part of the budget,” said Assemblyman Steven Englebright (D-L.I.), a fight fan. Englebright said it’s a long shot the Assembly will revisit the issue. The state Senate has already approved the sport.
Date: Saturday- July 10, 2010
Time: 3am ET (Live on HDNet)
Location: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama- Japan
Main Fight Card:
- Champion Shinya Aoki vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (for lightweight title)
- Melvin Manhoef vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (light-heavyweight grand prix opening round)
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Jake O’Brien (light-heavyweight grand prix opening round)
- Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante vs. Katsunori Kikuno
- Alistair Overeem vs. TBA
Date: Saturday- July 3, 2010
Time: 9 pm ET (2 Prelims on Spike TV, Main Card on PPV)
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena at Las Vegas, Nevada- U.S.A.
The wait is over. The undisputed UFC heavyweight championship will be on the line when Brock Lesnar makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to defend his world title against interim beltholder Shane Carwin in a clash of titans nearly a year in the making.
Carwin has destroyed each of his 12 opponents in less than a round; Lesnar has been just as devastating in his victories over Randy Couture and Frank Mir. When these two heavyweight giants meet in the main event of UFC 116 for the most prestigious title in mixed martial arts, don’t blink.
Also, international superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama, who is unbeaten since 2005, takes on Chris “The Crippler” Leben in what promises to be an action-packed middleweight bout. UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin, Saturday, July 3rd, live on pay-per-view from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Main Fight Card: (aired on PPV)
- Champ Brock Lesnar vs. interim champ Shane Carwin (heavyweight title-unification bout)
- Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Chris Leben
- Matt Brown vs. Chris Lytle
- Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
- Kurt Pellegrino vs. George Sotiropoulos
Preliminary Fight Card: (aired on Spike TV)
- Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer
- Seth Petruzelli vs. Ricardo Romero
Preliminary Fight Card: (may not be aired)
- Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic
- Dave Branch vs. Gerald Harris
- Forrest Petz vs. Daniel Roberts
- Jon Madsen vs. Karlos Vemola