According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s official calendar, UFC 106 is likely to take place on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Fanhouse’s Mike Chiappetta speculates that the pay-per-view event could be headlined by the winner of one of UFC 100’s two title bouts between heavyweights Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir and welterweights Georges St-Pierre and Thiago Alves or Vitor Belfort’s UFC return against middleweight title-holder Anderson Silva.
Additionally, the promotion is planning to hold its December 5 Finale for The Ultimate Fighter 10: Heavyweights at The Pearl at The Palms, a venue which could accommodate just 1,800 fans to possibly see Kimbo Slice’s official UFC debut.
Not yet listed on the NSAC event schedule is a date and venue for the UFC’s traditional year-end event, which will take place in Las Vegas on either December 19 or January 2 (a December 26 event is not expected as weigh-ins would have to take place on Christmas day).
Updated at 9:30pm ET on June 23, 2009 to reflect that the November 21 event is Las Vegas is expected to be UFC 106, with UFC 105 taking place one week earlier on November 14 in the UK.