March 2, 2008

Lesnar to face Hall of Famer Mark Coleman

New UFC Hall of Fame inductee, Mark Coleman, announced at the UFC 82 show that he would be making a comeback and his first fight would be against Brock Lesnar. Coleman, a former Pride Grand Prix & UFC Heavyweight Champion, said he has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC.

The fight will take place on August 9 at UFC 87. It will be held in the Twin Cities, most likely the Target Center.

Coleman (15-8) last fought on October 21, 2006 at Pride 32 in Las Vegas. He was defeated by Fedor Emelianenko by second round submission.

Lesnar (1-1) will be competing in just his third MMA fight, coming off a submission loss to another former UFC Heavyweight Champ, Frank Mir, at UFC 81 on February 2.
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