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Brock Lesnar Faces Alistair Overeem at UFC Comeback

Written on September 07, 2011 by Lulu

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Brock Lesnar returns to UFC - after a successful recovery from his diverticulitis surgery - against Alistair Overeem on December 30.

Brock Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champion, will face Strikeforce’s then-heavyweight king – Alistair Overeem – as he returns to action on December 30 in Las Vegas. This news was confirmed by UFC president, Dana White, on his Twitter account. The upcoming mega match-up will feature the two of the greatest heavyweights in mixed martial arts in an event that will cap off UFC’s 2011. The said bout will be a five-round main event that will give its winner the next shot at the UFC heavyweight title.

Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagon for the first time after his last bout a year ago. He is supposed to be back in action last June, but a flare up from his ongoing battle with diverticulitis put him back on the sidelines. Now, completely recovered from his surgery, Brock Lesnar returns to UFC and has a very big challenge to face.

Meanwhile, Alistair Overeem officially moves to UFC after his brief exit from the Zuffa fold. He was removed from the Strikeforce roster after contract issues emerged between his camp, Team Golden Glory, and the promotion. Alistair Overeem will debut in the Octagon without the Strikeforce heavyweight title, which he vacated when he left the promotion just a month ago.

The bout between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem is set to take place on Friday, December 30, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, presumably for an event that will be called UFC 141.

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Brock Lesnar is Back, Ready to Reclaim UFC Title

Written on August 21, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Brock Lesnar is back, and he wants to return with a vengeance!

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, announced that he is now ready to come back in the Octagon. He broke the new via sponsored video last Thursday, where he proclaimed that he’s finally healthy after his surgery due to Diverticulitis. He also stated that he plans to reclaim his UFC title. However, he didn’t mention […]

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Shane Carwin Steps in for Brock Lesnar at UFC 131

Written on May 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After his Diverticulitis strikes again, Brock Lesnar pulls out of his UFC 131 bout against Junior Dos Santos.

Former UFC heavyweight champ, Brock Lesnar, was forced to withdraw from his UFC 131 bout against Junior Dos Santos, due to a re-occurrence of his Diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is a condition of the colon, wherein pouches are formed and become inflamed. It can be treated through antibiotics or through excising a part of the colon.

Brock Lesnar admitted that he’s been battling the symptoms for the past three months, but still undecided whether to have a surgery or not. However, he spent 14 hours undergoing medical examination and meeting with the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota last Wednesday. Surgery is an option, but Brock Lesnar said that he’s still accumulating information.

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