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Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez on for UFC 121

It’s a bout that most fans felt had to happen, but now it’s a bout with a date and a venue.

It’s official, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will return to the Octagon and defend his title against Cain Velasquez.

The bout will take place during UFC 121 on October 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The news comes courtesy of UFC president Dana White, who recently confirmed the highly anticipated bout to

Lesnar was last seen slapping a game ending arm triangle on the previously undefeated Shane Carwin during UFC 116. The win established Brock as the undisputed heavyweight king in the UFC, and due to a recent defeat suffered by Fedor Emelianenko at the hands of Fabricio Werdum, the current king of the heavyweight division, period.

Velasquez appeared to raise his game to the next level in his previous outing against heavyweight legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira where the decorated former collegiate wrestler utilized a far superior striking game to pick apart the former PRIDE champion on his way to the first round TKO victory. The win earned the undefeated Velasquez a right to challenge for the title in Anaheim, not far from his training grounds in San Jose.

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