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Brock Lesnar to face Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in Anaheim

July 12, 2010 | 12:52 pm
Fresh off his impressive victory over Shane Carwin at UFC 116, heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-1) will defend his title against Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 121 on Oct. 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

After getting pummeled by Carwin in the first round, Lesnar surprised many by making Carwin tap out in the second round of their fight. It was Lesnar's first fight after a lengthy absence because of illness.

Velasquez is 8-0 and is coming off of a victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 110.

-- Houston Mitchell