Brock Lesnar will make his octagon return after a life-threatening bout of diverticulitis struck the former heavyweight champion down for a second time. This afternoon the UFC announced a war of giants, pitting the 120kg American wrestler against now-former K-1 and Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem.
The clash of the two oversized titans is set for New Year’s Eve, December 30, in a five-round affair in Las Vegas. The survivor will go through to face the winner of the November title fight between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Cigano.
Brock submitted Shane Carwin, in his last outing before losing to Cain. Photo: Josh Hedges.