Recent speculation suggested that Brock Lesnar's next UFC heavyweight title defense against top contender Cain Velasquez would happen in Indianapolis in September, but those rumors fell through when UFC president Dana White denied that report. We now have confirmation from Ariel Helwani at MMA Fighting that the fight instead has been signed for UFC 121 in October in Anaheim, California:
Brock Lesnar will make his next title defense against Cain Velasquez at UFC 121.
UFC president Dana White confirmed with MMA Fighting Friday night that the heavyweight title fight will take place at the yet-to-be officially announced event, scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Although not yet official, the PPV event is expected to take place on October 23rd at the Honda Center, last visited by the UFC for UFC 76: Knockout, back in September of 2007. The event takes place one week after UFC 120 in London, England, which airs on Spike TV in the US. The 121 event was initially rumored to be heading for Germany, but those plans have apparently fallen through.
The rumored card for UFC 121 now includes:
- Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez
- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. TBA
- Sam Stout vs. Paul Taylor