- Dave Meltzer reports that a Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin UFC Heavyweight Title fight is set for UFC 106 on 11/21, with both sides in serious negotiations. UFC 106 will also likely feature Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman.
Cain Velasquez, who was supposed to fight Carwin on 10/24, has been told that he will be getting another opponent for that show.
UFC has decided to go in this direction because they want to get Lesnar in another major fight as soon as possible to kick-off a November to February run of big shows.
Randy Couture would be the biggest draw against Lesnar, but he is set to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on 8/29 and would not be ready to fight Lesnar so soon after that. The winner of the Couture/Nogueira fight, along with the winner of the Junior Dos Santos vs. Mirko Cro Cop fight, and the winner of the 10/24 Velasquez fight, would then be the next major challengers for whoever wins the Lesnar/Carwin fight.
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