Completed Event

UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin

UFC 116
  • Saturday 07.03.2010 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Undercard: Spike TV
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $4,053,990
  • Attendance: 12,740 (Paid: 9,218)
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 1,160,000 | TV Ratings: 1.3M (Spike Prelims)
  • Number of MMA Bouts: 11
  • Event Pages: Sherdog | Wikipedia | The UG
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Submission of the Night
    Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin   |   $75,000 bonus to Lesnar
  • Fight of the Night
    Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Fight of the Night
    Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski II   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Gerald Harris vs. Dave Branch   |   $75,000 bonus to Harris


  • Josh Rosenthal
    Lesnar vs. Carwin (11)Sotiropoulos vs. Pellegrino (7)
  • Herb Dean
    Leben vs. Akiyama (10)Schaub vs. Tuchscherer (6)Harris vs. Branch (3)
  • Steve Mazzagatti
    Lytle vs. Brown II (9)Romero vs. Petruzelli (5)Roberts vs. Petz (2)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Bonnar vs. Soszynski II (8)Grove vs. Reljic (4)Madsen vs. Vemola (1)

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Fight Predictions

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UFC 116 Wiki Update Wiki

In one of the most successful events in UFC history, featuring one of its most anticipated title matchups, Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar returned from an extended layoff after a life-threatening bout with diverticulitis to defend his belt over 2010’s July 4th weekend. Lesnar’s foe was undefeated power puncher Shane Carwin, one of the few men in the division as big as Lesnar and a man whom no one had managed to escape the first round against. After Carwin quickly knocked Lesnar down and blasted at him against the cage for most of the first round, Lesnar dramatically rallied in the second to secure the win by Arm Triangle Choke submission.

The event was one of the highest-drawing shows in MMA history, coming close to the record set by 2009’s UFC 100 broadcast. It was also among the most praised by everyone from Dana White on down, featuring fantastic bouts in virtually every affair and an unusual number of late-stage finishes.

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Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  ESPN MMA Live UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin Post Fight Video Analysis report dead link

    ESPN's MMA Live crew runs its UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin fight video recap and post-event analysis, breaking down the fights in its weekly highlight segment.

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    ESPN's MMA Live discusses UFC 116 in its weekly MMA fight video and analysis show, previewing the upcoming matchup between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.

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    Watch this short highlight video of the heavyweight UFC fight of Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin.

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