Brock Lesnar will head back to the octagon for the second time and he knows that this fight is a must win. Lesnar is scheduled to face MMA veteran Heath “The Texas Crazy Horse” Herring at UFC 87 “Seek and Destroy” on August 9.
Lesnar, a former NCAA wrestling champion, made his debut in the UFC, February of this year against former champion Frank Mir. Lesnar showed his potential when he exploded for big takedowns and nasty strikes. Even with his massive built, Lesnar moved quickly inside the cage. He bloodied Mir’s face with his huge fists from the get-go but made a rookie mistake down the stretch. After escaping Mir’s armbar attempt on the mat, Lesnar stood up and left his leg open, Mir caught and cranked a tight leg lock which prompted Lesnar to tap out. Lesnar’s anticipated UFC debut ended with a loss.
Herring is a more formidable opponent and Lesnar will likely have his hands full during the fight. Herring’s MMA experience will be a big difference between the two fighters. Herring owns a career record of 28-13 as opposed to Lesnar’s 1-1 record. He has endured several fights against big-time MMA fighters including Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fedor Emalienko and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.
Brock Lesnar must win this fight against Heath Herring if he intends to establish a foothold in the MMA business. The outcome of Lesnar’s fight this Saturday will be the determining factor if he really belongs with the big boys.
Let’s get it on!