What Is Brock Lesnar’s Record In The UFC? How Many Fights He Has Won?
Brock Lesnar UFC Record 2023: Brock Lesnar is UFC’s greatest cross-over star. A WWE Champion and a professional wrestling superstar before ever stepping foot in the Octagon, Lesnar proved to be a ‘real deal’ in the UFC, winning the promotion’s Heavyweight title.
The Beast Incarnate has a 5-3-0 (1) record in MMA. He has won five fights and lost three, while his last fight was announced a ‘no-contest’. Today, we will take a look at all of Brock Lesnar’s UFC fights.
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A Losing Start
In team of Brock Lesnar UFC Record 2023 is concerned, Coming into UFC with only one MMA fight under his belt, Lesnar took on legendary MMA Heavyweight Frank Mir in his first-ever UFC bout at UFC 81.
While Brock did look dominant in the early proceedings, the match only lasted 1:30 minutes as Mir caught Lesnar in a kneebar. Despite landing 16 strikes in those 90 seconds, the former WWE Superstar’s inexperience showed in his first-ever match, opening his leg up for submission after taking his opponent down.
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A Return To The Winning Ways and the UFC Heavyweight Championship
In his second UFC bout at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy, Brock Lesnar took on experienced fighter Heath Herring. In a bout that lasted all three rounds, Lesnar dominated Herring and won the match by unanimous decision. During the bout, Lesnar landed 45 strikes to Heath’s nine. The former WWE Champion took down his opponent five times and knocked him down once.
In what was a surprise to everyone, but understandable because of his popularity, Brock Lesnar challenged for the UFC Heavyweight Championship in only his third-ever match in the promotion. The Champion at the time was Randy Couture, who was going through a late second surge in his career.
At UFC 91 (Brock Lesnar UFC Record): Couture vs Lesnar, Brock knocked out the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion to become the first person to win the NCAA, WWE, and UFC Championship. A second-round knockout was surely a surprise result for many. But this match established Brock as a legitimate MMA great.
In his first defence, Brock defended his title against the man he lost his first UFC bout to, Frank Mir, TKO’ing Mir at UFC 100. His second and last successful title defence came against Shane Carwin at UFC 116, one year after his last title defence and after his first bout with a nearly lethal diverticulitis. While Brock did defeat Carwin with an arm triangle submission, he lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Cain Velasquez in his next fight at UFC 121.
After another year of layoff due to his near-fatal illness, Brock Lesnar fought in his final UFC fight during his first run, against Alistair Overeem, Overeem has since been proven to be on testosterone enhancements and dominated Lesnar at UFC 141. In the aftermath of this fight, Brock Lesnar announced his retirement from the UFC.
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A Controversial Return to the Octagon
About Brock Lesnar UFC records: On June 4, 2016, Brock Lesnar returned to the Octagon at UFC 200 (the promotion’s biggest event to date) to take on the perennial underdog Mark Hunt. Brock dominated all three rounds of the bout, winning via unanimous decision.
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In the aftermath of the fight, USADA’s drug test suspected that Lesnar had tested positive for a banned substance at the time of his fight with Hunt. The Nevada State Athletics Commission later confirmed that to be true, suspending Brock Lesnar and overturning the result of the bout at UFC 200 to a ‘No Contest’. In order to avoid any suspension, Lesnar took his name out of the USADA pool and has never stepped foot in a UFC Octagon since, barring the time he did just that to challenge Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier after UFC 226 in 2018.
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