With UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar defending his crown against Cain Velasquez in the main event at UFC 121 on Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., the Ultimate Fighting Championship today confirmed the event’s remaining bouts.
In the night’s co-main event, top-ranked middleweight Jake Shields drops back down to 170 lbs. as he makes his long-awaited UFC debut against top-10 welterweight Martin Kampmann.
Also fighting on the main card, top-10 ranked welterweight Paulo Thiago takes on the other Ultimate Fighter season one winner, Diego Sanchez. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz takes on his Ultimate Fighter season three pupil Matt Hamill and rounding out the stacked Pay-Per-View card is The Ultimate Fighter season 10 finalist Brendan Schaub taking on BJJ black belt and hard-hitting heavyweight veteran Gabriel Gonzaga.
In preliminary card action The Ultimate Fighter season 11 winner Court McGee faces Ryan Jensen in a middleweight showdown Also fighting at middleweight, Patrick Cote takes on Tom Lawlor, Mike “The Joker” Guymon will face Daniel “Ninja” Roberts, Sam Stout takes on Paul Taylor, bad boy Gilbert Yvel faces Jon Madsen at heavyweight and undefeated Korean Dongi Yang makes his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi.