The first details of UFC 116 are starting to leak out.
According to MMA Junkie, the event will likely take place in Las Vegas on July 3 and Brock Lesnar may headline.
The return of Brock Lesnar could come a day shy of Independence Day.
A well-placed UFC source told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the promotion is targeting July 3 for an event date in Las Vegas. An event venue for the show, which will likely be UFC 116, has not been determined, and the UFC has not yet reserved the date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Frank Mir, Shane Carwin, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez are all possible candidates to face Lesnar when he does return, though the Mir-Carwin winner will likely get the nod. If it is Mir and it happens in July, can you say deja-vu? Sounds a lot like UFC 100, doesn’t it? I wouldn’t mind seeing Lesnar and Mir go at it again as much as the next guy, but fighting the same opponent in three out of your six professional fights is a little much, isn’t it?