As noted earlier, Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin is now official for UFC 116. The UFC has issued the following statement confirming the bout:

Brock is back! Lesnar to defend belt against Carwin at UFC 116

Las Vegas, NV (USA) One day before America watches fireworks to celebrate their independence, the biggest heavyweight title fight ever will go off in Las Vegas. Ultimate Fighting championship heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to defend his heavyweight championship against interim title holder Shane Carwin as Bud Light Presents UFC 116: LESNAR vs CARWIN, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 3.

"When people wonder why the heavyweights capture the imagination of all fight fans, it's because of guys like Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin," said UFC President Dana White. "Not only are they great athletes and former national wrestling champions, but they both have the ability to end a fight with one punch. This is one of those fights that you won't be able to turn away from because it can be over in a split second, and when it's over, only one will walk away as the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion of the world."

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