Lacking a main event for a tentatively planned UFC 91 event at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., it appears that the UFC could be turning to heavyweight sensation Brock Lesnar for some much-needed star power.
According to a report in Thursday’s edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Lesnar was informed by the UFC earlier this week that they would like to add him to their November show.
The UFC has not officially commented on the story and the report in the Pioneer Press does not point to a source. The report also does not address whether Lesnar has agreed to fight on the show.
If he does give his consent, it is believed that Lesnar’s next opponent could be French kickboxing standout Cheick Kongo. Both Kongo and Lesnar won their respective fights during UFC’s recent UFC 87 event held at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The former NCAA and WWE heavyweight champion recorded a unanimous decision victory over Heath Herring while Kongo TKO’d Dan Evensen at 4:55 of round 1.
Also rumored for UFC 91 is a lightweight bout between Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson.