With his win over interim champ Shane Carwin in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 116, undisputed UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar booked a matchup with top contender Cain Velasquez, a fight which, health permitting, could headline UFC 119 on September 25 in Indianapolis, according to the Dayton Daily News.
Lesnar (5-1) narrowly survived a ground and pound attack in the opening round to submit an exhausted Carwin with an arm triangle choke in the second round of the UFC 116 headliner.
While Lesnar emerged with cuts and bruises from his fourth-straight win, he made no mention of serious injuries following the victory and will discuss facing Velasquez at UFC 119 with UFC officials this week.
Velasquez (8-0) improved to 8-0 in February with a first-round TKO of former heavyweight champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
A middleweight bout between CB Dollaway and Joe Doerksen was recently added to UFC 119, which has yet to be officially announced, while a matchup between light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is in doubt for the card.
Pictured: Brock Lesnar