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  • Cheap Seats Blog: Brock Lesnar Defeats John Cena at ‘SummerSlam’ to Claim WWE Heavyweight Title By: C.J. Tuttle




    Brock Lesnar hasn’t held a world championship since being defeated by Cain Velasquez for Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight title at UFC 121 in 2010.

    On Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Lesnar defeated John Cena during the main event of World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Summerslam” to capture the WWE world heavyweight championship for the first time since 2003.

    The former NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion has been making intermittent appearances for the professional wrestling company since returning in April of 2012, but Sunday marked his first match where the WWE strap was on the line.

    With the win, the 37-year-old becomes a four-time WWE champion.

    Lesnar has not competed inside the Octagon since UFC 141, losing to Alistair Overeem via technical knockout. Following the bout, Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA, mentioning his battle with diverticulitis and stating “My hat is off to [Alistair] Overeem. I’ve had a really difficult couple of years with my disease,” Lesnar said. “I’m going to officially say that tonight is the last night you will see me in the Octagon.

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week By: Jeff Sherwood

    Has Brock Lesnar fought his last fight in the UFC? Perhaps not. | Photo: Sherdog.com



    Brock Lesnar has not closed the door on a possible return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    On the Aug. 4 edition of “The MMA Hour,” Lesnar’s manager, Paul Heyman, touched on the idea that the former heavyweight champion could someday return to the Octagon: “If a change of circumstance happens, and it’s a no-brainer to get Brock back into the cage, I’m sure it’s something he would consider. At this moment, it’s not a topic of conversation because things are going so well in WWE.”

    Lesnar will headline World Wrestling Entertainment’s SummerSlam pay-per-view against John Cena on Aug. 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angles. He captured the UFC heavyweight crown in just his fourth professional MMA appearance in November 2008, when he put away Randy Couture with second-round punches. Now 37, Lesnar announced his retirement following a technical knockout loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 a little less than three years ago.

    The possibility of a Lesnar return to MMA remains a hot topic on the Sherdog.net forums:

    * BIG POSSIBILITIES

    * FIGHTING WORDS

    * ALL APOLOGIES

    * DISCIPLINARY ACTION

    * IMPERIAL MUSINGS

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    From the Brink of Defeat - Inside the Octagon, anything can happen and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories prove it. With Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    From the Brink of Defeat - Inside the Octagon, anything can happen and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories prove it. With Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    From the Brink of Defeat - Inside the Octagon, anything can happen and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories prove it. With Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez 1 Enhanced fight replay.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC From All Angles
    Interview with Daniel Cormier.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC From All Angles
    Interview with Daniel Cormier.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Anthony Pettis - Step inside the octagon as Pettis relives his three exciting first round finishes, including his thrilling submission of Benson Henderson to capture the Lightweight title.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 167: Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks One of UFC's best pound-for-pound fighters, Georges St. Pierre, has been unbeaten for six years. Montreal's finest will face Johny Hendricks, a two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion with one-punch knockout power.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Boxing
    Golden Boy Live: Jerry Belmontes vs. Abner Cotto - Jerry Belmontes (19-4, 5 KOs) vs. Abner Cotto (17-2, 8 KOs). Also, KeAndrae Gibson vs. Jose Hernandez in the co-main event. From American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 15 Episode 7: Weather the Storm - Cruz gives Chris Tickle an earful following his loss; the coaches get into a heated exchange; Andy Ogle has an emotional breakdown during practice; Vinc Pichel and John Cofer face off in the sixth preliminary fight.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 159: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline- Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Fight for the Troops on FOX Sports 1
    Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith; Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal; Yoel Romero vs. Ronny Markes; Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche; Rafael Natal vs. Tim Kennedy. From Fort Campbell, Ky.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: Best of WEC Finishes
    Knockouts, submissions and memorable finishes in the WEC.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    From the Brink of Defeat - Inside the Octagon, anything can happen and these unbelievable come-from-behind victories prove it. With Brock Lesnar, Jim Miller, Donald Cerrone, and more.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news

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  • This Week’s MMA Birthdays: Brock Lesnar Turns 37 By: Brian Knapp

    Brock Lesnar turns 37 this week. | Photo: Sherdog.com



    Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight titleholder Brock Lesnar will celebrate his 37th birthday on July 12.

    Lesnar retired from mixed martial arts following his UFC 141 defeat to onetime Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in December 2011, returning to World Wrestling Entertainment in a part-time capacity. Whispers of a possible return to the UFC surface intermittently, but he has thus far resisted the temptation.

    A four-time NCAA All-American wrestler, Lesnar won a Division I national championship at the University of Minnesota in 2000. He captured the UFC heavyweight crown in just his fourth professional appearance, stopping hall of famer Randy Couture with second-round punches in November 2008. He went on to defend the title on two occasions, besting Frank Mir in their UFC 100 rematch and toppling Shane Carwin in come-from-behind fashion at UFC 116. Health woes slowed Lesnar’s rise significantly, as he endured multiple run-ins with diverticulitis, including surgery to remove roughly a foot of his colon.

    Those in MMA celebrating a birthday during the week covering July 6-July 12:

    JULY 6

    Tom Erikson (50)
    Masaaki Sugawara (35)

    JULY 7

    Jason Brilz (39)
    Pat Barry (35)
    Eliot Marshall (34)
    Stav Economou (28)
    Patricio Freire (27)

    JULY 9

    Renato Sobral (39)
    Tim Credeur (37)
    Gerald Turek (35)
    Alan Patrick Silva Alves (31)

    JULY 10

    Johnnie Morton (43)
    Pete Williams (39)
    Gleison Tibau (31)
    Lester Caslow (30)
    Brock Jardine (29)

    JULY 11

    Josh Clopton (33)

    JULY 12

    Keiichiro Yamamiya (42)
    Brock Lesnar (37)
    Carlos Eduardo Rocha (33)
    Mitch Whitesel (33)

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week By: Jeff Sherwood

    People seem to love to hate Brock Lesnar. | Photo: Sherdog.com



    In a little less than four years with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Brock Lesnar energized a sport, captured the heavyweight crown and established himself as the biggest box office draw in mixed martial arts.

    Lesnar walked away from MMA competition following a UFC 141 defeat to onetime Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in December 2011 and has since returned to World Wrestling Entertainment in a part-time capacity. Rumors of a potential return to the UFC circulate from time to time, but for now, he seems content to remain retired.

    Love him or hate him, no one can argue with his accomplishments. Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight championship in just his fourth professional fight, stopping hall of famer Randy Couture on second-round punches in November 2008. He went on to successfully defend the title twice, besting Frank Mir in their rematch at UFC 100 and toppling Shane Carwin in come-from-behind fashion at UFC 116. Health woes slowed Lesnar, as he weathered repeated run-ins with diverticulitis, which included surgery to remove roughly a foot of his colon.

    Few men have polarized the masses like the hulking four-time NCAA All-American wrestler. To this day, Lesnar remains a popular subject in MMA circles, including the Sherdog.net forums:

    LOVE TO HATE

    GIRL POWER

    REVISIONIST HISTORY

    ULTIMATE HONOR

    STAR SHORTAGE

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Prelims: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 Roger Bowling vs. Abel Trujillo; Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout; Zach Makovsky vs. Scott Jorgensen; Pat Healy vs. Bobby Green; Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo; Ryan LaFlare vs. Court McGee. From Sacramento, Calif. (Subject to change)

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 163: Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    8:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: GLORY 17: Los Angeles
    Mirko Cro Cop vs. Sergei Kharitonov. From Los Angeles.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    10:00 p.m. ET NBCSN: World Series of Fighting 10
    David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor, middleweight world championship match. From Las Vegas.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Inside the training for this classic match.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Ronda Rousey discusses being a pioneer in her sport.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    10:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet ONE: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Quarantine From the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Main Event - Jay Ellis vs. Mitch Fryia. From May 10, 2014.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts Fastest finishes in MMA history.

    8:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC UnleashedBad Blood
    Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Werdum vs. Browne
    Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares; Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone; Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate; Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne. From Amway Center in Orlando. (Card subject to change)

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Middleweight Title Timeline Three pivotal fights that changed the face of the middleweight division.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360:UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 10: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: One Fight Away Middleweight semifinal matchup.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Submissions
    The best submissions by UFC superstars.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 144: Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson meet in UFC 144.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The All American Chris Weidman Chris Weidman's rise from obscurity.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Werdum vs. Browne
    Yoel Romero vs. Brad Tavares; Edson Barboza vs. Donald Cerrone; Liz Carmouche vs. Miesha Tate; Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne. From Amway Center in Orlando. (Card subject to change)

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Bad Blood Bitter rivalries and grudge matches.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 7: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Kinetic Chess Tensions boil over at the house in the wake of Roger Zapata's controversial win over; in the sixth preliminary fight, Patrick Walsh against Anton Berzin.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 8: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Someone's Getting Bullied Fighters seek a spot in the semis.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 19 Episode 9: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn: Get That Money Field trip to Harley-Davidson Boot Camp; final preliminary bout; semifinal matchups announced.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Inside the training for this classic match.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC Rio: Jose Aldo defends his Featherweight title against undefeated Chad Mendes.

    7:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Quarantine From the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Main Event - Jay Ellis vs. Mitch Fryia. From May 10, 2014.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 141 Relive UFC 141, Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem.

    9:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: Greatest KnockOuts
    The best collection of knockouts ever caught on camera from the biggest stars in MMA today.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Quarantine From the Kewadin Casino Resort in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Main Event - Jay Ellis vs. Mitch Fryia. From May 10, 2014.

    10:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov - Prelims
    Tae Hyun Bang vs. Kajan Johnson; Mike Easton vs. Yves Jabouin; Elizabeth Phillips vs. Valerie Letourneau; Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Daniel Sarafian. From Vancouver, B.C.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Clockwork From the Lake of the Torches Casino Resort in Lac Du Flambeau, Wis. In the Main Event, Wisconsin's very own Frank Schuman will be tested and battle Travis Nath out of Clinton, Iowa. Plus more. From April 26, 2014.

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