Brock Lesnar: UFC Mixed Martial Arts Champ Returns to Octagon
e's back! Brock Lesnar returns to mixed martial arts (MMA) in a UFC match up with Alistair Overeem, a former Strikeforce heavyweight champion. The Las Vegas bout is scheduled in December.
Sin City is gearing up for a return of one of the most feared athletes who ever stepped in theOctagon. He's been sidelined ever since he came down with a severe case of diverticulitis, a common stomach ailment involving chronic pain and digestive issues.
But now he's back and will face off with a formidable opponent on December 30 at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
What does it mean for both mixed martial arts fighters vying for high-profile fights? Essentially, the game has changed if Brock Lesnarreturns to full form.
He is a hulking presence in the Octagon and is known for his tenacious striking and take down abilities.
However, that was then, and this is now. After being out of the action for a long time, he faces a 6'5" 260lb Alistair Overeem, 31, a former K-1 kickboxing champion.
In other words, he is not a competitor to take lightly. Still he shows the respect of a man who has the "it" factor, according to UFCpresident Dana White.
"Brock is a big name, a dangerous guy, and this is a dream matchup," Overeem said in an interview following his signing of a standard contract.
And there is a lot on the line for both MMA fighters. Whoever wins this UFC non-Strikforce belt fight is favored to take on the winner of the Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos fight later.
Weigh in. Do you think Brock Lesnar will do well in his return from his past medical condition?
Assuming he has trained heavily for his long-awaited return, are the cards equal among opponents, or will Alistair Overeem make quick work of the former champion?