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Lesnar vs. Velasquez confirmed for UFC 121

Brock Lesnar reacts after his second round submission

Brock Lesnar reacts after his second round submission victory against Shane Carwin at UFC 116. (July 3, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

Brock Lesnar will defend his heayweight title against Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in Anaheim, Calif., on Oct. 23, UFC announced Monday.

This should be an interesting fight. Velasquez has a top-level ground game and uses it to his advantage unlike Lesnar's last opponent, Shane Carwin. Lesnar showed he was human in his last fight, but was that just ring rust from a year off because of medical reasons?

Also on the card:

Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann: Shields makes his UFC debut here as the bout has big welterweight implications.

Diego Sanchez vs. Paulo Thiago: A pair of 170-pounders who are in search of finding the right path.

Tito Ortiz vs. Matt Hamill: Let's hope Tito doesn't back out of this fight, too.

Brendan Schaub vs. Gabriel Gonzaga: When Schaub gets the knockout win, how many more times will we have to get fed a line about how good Gonzaga is?

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