Brock Lesnar | UFC | UBET

After five years in the MMA wilderness, Brock Lesnar makes his highly anticipated return to the octagon for UFC 200 against ‘Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt on Sunday morning (AEST).

Lesnar has enjoyed a decorated career, winning championships as an amateur and professional wrestler and also as an MMA fighter, successfully defending his heavyweight championship multiple times in the UFC. The 38-year-old American also dipped his toe in the waters of the NFL!

Lesnar grew up on a dairy farm in South Dakota and has since gained notoriety for his wrestling and MMA abilities. The Canadian resident won his first undisputed heavyweight world champion wrestling title during SummerSlam of 2002 where he beat ‘The Rock’, Dwayne Johnson.

We decided to track Lesnar’s journey since his professional wrestling debut at the start of the century.



Brock Lesnar | 2002 | UBET

2002

  • Lesnar wins his first WWE (then known as the WWF) title to become the Undisputed Champion and youngest WWE Champion at age 25, defeating defending holder ‘The Rock’.
  • Lesnar’s feud with ‘The Undertaker’ resulted in him successfully defending his title in a Hell in a Cell match. Shortly after that match, Lesnar also successfully defended his title in a handicap fight with ‘Edge’.
  • Lesnar’s title was taken from him after his loss to ‘The Big Show’ at Madison Square Garden in the Survivor Series.
  • Seeking revenge for ‘BigShow’s’ underhanded tactics, Lesnar assisted Kurt Angle in helping him defeat the champion in his first title defence.


Brock Lesnar | 2004 | UBET

2003 - 2005

  • 2003: In the Royal Rumble Lesnar resumed his rivalry with Heyman and ‘Big Show’ winning the title and gaining entry to Wrestle Mania XIX.
  • 2003: Lesnar won his second WWE Championship defeating Kurt Angle.
  • 2004: In Lesnar’s final year with the WWE, he retained his championship by defeating ‘Hardcore Holly’ in the Royal Rumble.
  • 2004: Lesnar decided to try his hand in the NFL, earning a place in the practice team with the Minnesota Vikings, but he did not play at the top.
  • 2005: On October 8, Lesnar won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on his debut match in a three-way match with Kazuyuki Fujita and Masahiro Chono at a New Japan Pro Wrestling league.


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2006 - 2008

  • 2006: Lesnar successfully defended his championship on January 4, 2006, against former champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • 2007: Lesnar won his first ever professional MMA fight against Min Soo Kim in 1:09 after his opponent submitted.
  • 2008: Lesnar lost his debut UFC bout to Frank Mir via submission.
  • 2008: Lesnar won his first ever UFC bout, defeating Heath Herring by unanimous decision to earn a shot at the championship belt.
  • 2008: Lesnar won his first UFC Heavyweight title, disposing of Randy Couture with a TKO.


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2009 - 2012

  • 2009: Lesnar defeats Frank Mir in UFC 100 again by TKO.
  • 2009: Lesnar falls gravely ill and is eventually diagnosed with mononucleosis.
  • 2010: Lesnar returns to fighting after overcoming various health concerns, forcing Shane Carwin to submit and making him the first fighter to successfully defend a heavyweight belt on two occasions.
  • 2010: Lesnar’s impressive start to his UFC career comes to an end, losing the heavyweight title to Cain Valasquez.
  • 2011: After falling ill again, this time with diverticulitis, Lesnar eventually returned but ended up losing to Alistair Overeem in a TKO. After that fight, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA.
  • 2012: Lesnar returns to the WWE, losing his first bout to John Cena.


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2013- Present

  • 2013: Lesnar loses to ‘Triple H’ after having his head split open, requiring 18 stitches to repair the wound.
  • 2013: Lesnar defeats ‘The Big Show’ at Royal Rumble.
  • 2014: Lesnar defeats ‘Undertaker’ to end his undefeated streak at Wrestle Mania XXX.
  • 2015: Lesnar defeats Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight at Wrestle Mania 32.
  • 2016: Lesnar’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon was announced, scheduled to take on ‘Super Samoan’ Mark Hunt.