Heath Herring Replaces Mark Coleman at UFC 87 Against Brock Lesnar

Written by Tim Ngo
May 27th, 2008

Brock Lesnar has a new opponent for UFC 87:Seek and Destroy. Newly inducted UFC Hall-of-Famer, Mark Coleman, had originally been signed-on to face Lesnar, but an injury suffered during training killed that possibility. Now, MMA Junkie is reporting that, “The Texas Crazy Horse,” Heath Herring, will step in for Coleman and challenge Lesnar.

Herring is coming off of a victory over Cheick Kongo, but has had a bumpy road since signing with the UFC. He has a 2-2 record in the Octagon, but the most disappointing loss has to be the one against current UFC Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Lesnar is looking to bounce back after a loss in his debut at UFC 81. Lesnar was submitted by former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir and is looking to make an impressive return.

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