UFC 116 boasts a main event for the heavyweight title between two larger than life (pun intended) opponents. Shane Carwin (12-0) and Brock Lesnar (4-1) will face off on Saturday in what will likely tell the true pecking order of the heavyweight division not only in the UFC but in MMA. This fight has has its ups and downs in getting made but it’s finally upon us, and promises to be an intriguing fight regardless of the outcome.
There are two things that stand out to me in this fight. The first is that Brock Lesnar only has one loss on his record and it was largely due to the slick jiu jitsu of Frank Mir and the inexperience of Lesnar. The second is that Shane Carwin has never lost a fight, seen round two, or even the 4-minute mark of any fight. Today I’d like to talk about Carwin, tomorrow I’ll cover more about Lesnar.
Shane Carwin is a good fighter. He has seen adversity and overcome it during a fight, and he has found success in the most successful MMA promotion in the world. I don’t say this lightly, even more so he has devastated every one of his opponents the majority by KO and TKO, even half of his submissions are by punches. On paper this seems like real trouble for Brock Lesnar.