UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin takes place next Saturday, July 3rd. Polarizing UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is set to re-enter the Octagon after a year-long hiatus owed to a nasty bout with the intestinal disease diverticulitis. As the champion, Lesnar does not have the opportunity to take a tune-up fight to shake off the ring rust despite having recently been severely, career-threateningly ill. Instead, he must take on the first in a long line of hungry heavyweight contenders, Shane Carwin.
Defeating Carwin is no easy task, the hulking wrestler has ended all of his fights in the first round, trains under renowned strategist Greg Jackson and, like Lesnar, combines his fearsome size with freakish athleticism to brutalize his opponents.
The UFC released a ten minute promo for the UFC 116 main event, which you can check out below:
Thanks to Mark Wayne for contributing to this article.