Brock Lesnar (born July 12, 1977, and often incorrectly referred to as “Brock Lesner”) is an American professional wrestler for the WWE. He’s also former professional mixed martial arts fighter, professional American football player and amateur wrestler. He performs on the WWE Raw brand where he is the current and longest reigning Universal Champion in his first championship reign. The former UFC heavyweight champion is also one of the most physically imposing figures you’ll ever see. Brock Lesnar MMA record isn’t nearly as extensive as other fighters, but he’s currently the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history.
Lesnar has a long list of accomplishments in his athletic career.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- NCAA Division I All-American (1999, 2000)
- NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion (2000)
- Big Ten Conference Champion (1999, 2000)
- National Junior College Athletic Association
- NJCAA All-American (1997, 1998)
- NJCAA Heavyweight Champion (1998)
- North Dakota State University Bison Tournament Champion (1997–1999)
Mixed Martial Arts
- Sports Illustrated
- Top Newcomer of the Year (2008)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- UFC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Submission of the Night (1 time)
- Currently tied with Randy Couture, Tim Sylvia, Cain Velasquez and Stipe Miocic for the most consecutive heavyweight title defenses (2)
- World MMA Awards
- Breakthrough Fighter of the Year (2009)
Brock Lesnar High School
No, we don’t mean that there’s a “Brock Lesnar High School” named after him, but given his small town nature, he probably could. Lesnar graduated high school in Webster, South Dakota where he was a standout wrestler.
Brock Lesnar UFC
Brock Lesnar first UFC fight came in February of 2008 at UFC 81 against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Lesnar came out quick against Mir and was winning the fight when Steve Mazagatti took a point away from him for hitting the back of Mir’s head. He went on to lose the fight after being caught in a kneebar. Brock Lesnar UFC record is 5-3-1 and he’s a former UFC heavyweight champion.
Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
Lesnar vs Mark Hunt took place at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016. Lesnar hadn’t been in the octagon since his loss to Alistair Overeem in December of 2011. Brock went on to dominate and defeat Mark Hunt via unanimous decision but was flagged by USADA for an out of competition drug test. USADA would later flag him again, this time for an in competition test, and both tests were also confirmed by the NSAC the following month.
Brock Lesnar Wife
Lesnar is married to former WWE Superstar Rena aka “Sable” from her professional wrestling days. The two married in May of 2006 and have two sons together, Turk and Duke. Lesnar also have twins from a previous marriage. The twins names are Mya Lynn Lesnar and Luke Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar Net Worth
Brock Lesnar Net Worth is many millions over given his star power in both mixed martial arts and professional wrestling. Lesnar still holds pay per view (PPV) records for some of the largest drawing shows in the promotions history. His second fight against Frank Mir at UFC 100 was one of the most highly anticipated fights in UFC history. Additionally, his return to WWE came at a time when he was able to demand more money for a limited amount of dates. Also, Lesnar was able to keep his UFC sponsors like Jimmy John’s, which he wears on WWE television.
WWE Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar began his WWE run after winning his NCAA title at the University of Minnesota. He was signed to WWE developmental territory, OVW where he hones his skills before being called up to the main roster in 2002.
Brock Lesnar NFL
Brock Lesnar NFL run came prior to him becoming a mixed martial arts fighter and joining the UFC. Lesnar left the WWE in 2004 with the intent of pursuing a career in the NFL. He tried out for the Minnesota Vikings and had a good showing during the NFL Combine. However, injuries he suffered during a motorcycle accident left him unable to have the performance he was hoping for. Lesnar signed with the Viking and went on to play some pre season games, but was cut from the team during the late summer.