Ajax loader

Completed Event

UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin

UFC 116
  • Saturday 07.03.2010 at 11:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: 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

Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

    Black on white 26x21
  • Submission of the Night
    Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin   |   $75,000 bonus to Lesnar
  • Fight of the Night
    Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Chris Leben   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Fight of the Night
    Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar II   |   $75,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Knockout of the Night
    Dave Branch vs. Gerald Harris   |   $75,000 bonus to Harris
  • Black on white 26x21

Referees

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

Tapology Consensus Rankings For UFC 116 Rankings FAQ

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for all MMA fights, from the biggest UFC's to remote regional cards. UFC 116 is closed for new predictions. 8 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: UFC 116 Leaderboard

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.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 10:58 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

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.

  • Highlight  |  ESPN's MMA Live Video Preview of UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin report dead link

    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.

  • Highlight  |  UFC HL video of UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin report dead link

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

  • Video Blog  |  Dana White UFC 116 Video Blog report dead link

    Watch the official UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin video blog with UFC President Dana White.

  • Promo Video  |  UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin full video preview report dead link

    Watch the full video preview for UFC 116 and the heavyweight fight of Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin.

  • MMA Weekly : With Cris Cyborg Out of the Way, Megan Anderson Claims Undisputed Invicta FC Title
  • MMAFighting.com : CSAC study: Nearly 30 percent of fighters step in cage at more than 10 percent above weight class
  • MMAFighting.com : Chael Sonnen explains van incident that started Wanderlei Silva rivalry, Silva angrily responds
  • MMAFighting.com : Dillon Danis boasts he’s the ‘highest-paid guy in Bellator now’
  • MMA Weekly : Floyd Mayweather Has Pointed Response for Conor McGregor and Dana White
  • MMAFighting.com : Scott Coker reveals price tag for second Bellator pay-per-view
  • MMAFighting.com : James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida set for Bellator 180
  • MMA Weekly : Nick Diaz is the Latest UFC ‘Coward’ to be Called Out by a Boxing Champ
  • MMA Weekly : Watch the Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Presser Stream LIVE, Tuesday at 1 pm ET
  • MMA Weekly : Tyron Woodley: UFC Matchmaking ‘a Bit Much of the Entertainment World’
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 Final Line-Up
  • MMAFighting.com : Douglas Lima: Lorenz Larkin fight is a chance to prove I can beat anyone
  • MMAFighting.com : Chris Camozzi has new opponent for UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm
  • MMAFighting.com : Vitor Belfort takes shot at Michael Bisping, responds to criticism over last fight
  • MMA Weekly : Noad Lahat Intends to Deliver as Much Pain as Possible at Bellator 175
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Floyd Mayweather responds to Conor McGregor saying he will knock him out
  • MMAFighting.com : The MMA Hour with Chael Sonnen & Scott Coker in studio, Marc Diakiese, Muhammed Lawal, Dillon Danis, Tonya Evinger, Marlon Moraes
  • MMA Weekly : Watch Gegard Mousasi Drop Thiago Santos to the Canvas (UFC 210 Free Fight)
  • MMAFighting.com : Kelvin Gastelum didn’t expect Anderson Silva to accept UFC 212 fight
  • MMA Weekly : Tonya Evinger on Invicta FC 22 Submission: ‘I Wanted to Win’