Height: 6'3" (191cm)
Weight: 264 lbs
Fighting out of: Webster, USA
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Brock Edward Lesnar (born July 12, 1977 in Webster, South Dakota) is an American mixed martial artist as well as a former professional and amateur wrestler.
Lesnar started a career in Mixed Martial Arts and had his first fight in June 2007. He then signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in October 2007, and captured the UFC Heavyweight Championship from Randy Couture on November 15, 2008.
On April 28, 2006, Lesnar appeared inside the ring after the final match of K-1 Hero's Las Vegas and announced his intent to join the MMA promotion. He trained with Minnesota Martial Arts Academy under Greg Nelson, and University of Minnesota Head Assistant wrestling coach Marty Morgan. Brock Lesnar announced on August 12 in Las Vegas that he had signed a deal with the K-1 promotion. His first fight was scheduled for June 2, 2007 on the K-1 Dynamite!! USA show against Choi Hong-man of Korea. In his first official MMA match, Choi Hong-Man was pulled from the match and replaced by Min Soo Kim, who submitted due to strikes in under 1 minute 8 seconds of the first round.
During UFC 77, it was announced that Brock Lesnar had reached a deal to fight with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). On February 2, 2008, Lesnar made his debut with the promotion in an event titled UFC 81:Breaking Point against former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir. Lesnar secured an early takedown, but was deducted a point for hitting Mir on the back of the head. Following another takedown by Lesnar, Mir managed to secure a knee-bar and force a submission at 1:30 of the first round. Lesnar was wearing 4XL gloves for the fight, making him the second man in Nevada's combat sports history to wear such gloves after Choi Hong-man. 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:Seek and Destroy. Coleman was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a training injury, and Lesnar's opponent was changed to Heath Herring. In the early seconds of the first round, Lesnar dropped Herring with a straight right. For the rest of the fight, Lesnar kept the fight on the ground and went on to win by unanimous decision.
Lesnar's next opponent was Randy Couture for the UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 91:Couture vs Lesnar on November 15. Lesnar beat Couture via a technical knockout in Round 2, becoming the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
On December 27, 2008 at UFC 92, Frank Mir defeated Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the Interim Heavyweight title and will face Lesnar for the Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 98. Immediately after winning the Interim Heavyweight title, Mir found Lesnar in the crowd and shouted at him "You've got my belt".
Due to a knee injury to UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir, the title unification match between Mir and UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar that was originally slated to be the UFC 98 main event has been postponed. This rematch will likely take place at UFC 100. The news broke during the broadcast of UFC 96 that the bout had been cancelled and will be replaced by Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida for the UFC Light-Heavyweight Championship."
Lesnar defeated Mir at UFC 100 by second round TKO then went on to beat Shane Carwin at UFC 116.
In his third title defense, Lesnar faced Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in Anaheim, California and was dominated in a first round TKO.