Fight night approaches for Lesnar

When Brock Lesnar steps into the octagon this weekend, he can safely bet on one thing – the crowd will be in his corner. The hometown hero will be back in Minneapolis this Saturday to fight in one of the highlight bouts for UFC 87: Seek and Destroy. The former Gophers All-American will take on “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring at the Target Center, where Lesnar will try to rebound after his first career mixed martial arts loss. Note of advice for fans: Once Lesnar is in the ring, don’t blink. His first two fights lasted a combined 2:39.

How they match up

Brock Lesnar

Born: Webster, S.D.
Fighting out of: Minneapolis/St.Paul
Age: 30
Height (Feet-Inches): 6-3
Weight (lbs.): 265
MMA Record: 1-1-0
Last time out: Feb. 3, 2008 – Submitted to Frank Mir 1:30 into the first round

Other notable fights on the card …
– Minneapolis fighter Roger Huerta (22-1-1) takes on Kenny Florian (9-3-0) in a lightweight bout.
– Welterweight Champ Georges St. Pierre (16-2-0) defends his title against No. 1 contender Jon Fitch (21-2-0).

Heath Herring

Born: Waco, Texas
Fighting out of: Las Vegas
Age: 30
Height (Feet-Inches): 6-4
Weight (lbs.): 250
MMA Record: 29-13-1
Last time out: March 1, 2008 – defeated Cheick Kongo by split-decision