The "biggest" news to come out of UFC 77: "Hostile Territory" is the acquisition of heavyweight Brock Lesnar, a four-time Minnesota Golden Gophers All American wrestler and NCAA champion.
He's also a former professional wrestler and NFL dropout with the Minnesota Vikings.
At 6'2" tall, Lesnar is a huge ball of muscle, weighing in the neighborhood of 285-295 pounds. He'll have some work to do prior to his Octagon debut to come in under the 265-pound division limit.
No date or opponent has been named at this time. However, UFC.com mentions that we will see him soon.
Here's a snip from UFC president Dana White on the recent signing:
"I don't think there are any other pro wrestlers that can make the transition to MMA, except for Brock Lesnar. And if you look at his amateur wrestling credentials, his size, and what he's done, this guy can end up being a force in the heavyweight division of the UFC."
Lesnar has been training mixed martial arts for about two years. And he has one professional win to his credit -- a first round pummeling of Min Soo Kim at a K-1 Hero's event this past June.
He hasn't been tested up until this point of his career. However, he's a mountain of a man with impeccable wrestling credentials.
It should be very interesting to see if he can develop into a heavyweight contender.