Brock Lesnar Victorious at UFC 87 August 10, 2008Posted by skribbel24 in WWE.
“I fell off the horse against Frank Mir, and tonight I got on that stallion and rode it out of town baby!” exclaims Brock Lesnar in the post-fight interview, talking about his first UFC fight.
Brock dominated Heath Herring throughout the entire fight and won by unanimous decision. There’s been much debate over whether or not Lesnar is a true heavyweight contender, and now it’s clear that he is a real threat to win the heavyweight title. Sometimes it’s hard to separate the contenders from the pretenders with mediocre fighters like Kimbo Slice out there stealing all of the headlines, but Lesnar is a different beast altogether, with emphasis on the word “beast.”
However, standing at the top of the division is perhaps the best MMA grappler out there in Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira, who also boxes with the Cuban National Team, as well as Mir, who will fight Nogueira for the title. It will be fascinating to watch Lesnar’s skills evolve as he tries tries to climb the ladder toward the title.
Brock’s UFC Career
During UFC 77, it was announced that Brock Lesnar had reached a deal to fight with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On February 2, 2008, Lesnar made his debut with the promotion in an event titled UFC 81 against former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir. Lesnar secured an early takedown, but was deducted a point for hitting Mir at the back of the head. Following another takedown by Lesnar, Mir managed to secure a kneebar and force a submission at 1:30 of the first round. At UFC 82, it was announced that former UFC Heavyweight Champion and UFC Hall of Fame inductee Mark Coleman would fight Lesnar at UFC 87. Coleman was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a training injury, and Lesnar’s opponent was changed to Heath Herring. Following Lesnar’s unanimous decision victory at UFC 87 over Heath Herring, he is now 1-1 in the UFC and 2-1 in MMA.