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Courtesy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship:

For Immediate Release:
October 17, 2008


Las Vegas, NV (USA) – UFC 91 Heavyweight Contender Brock Lesnar will be in the national spotlight next Tuesday night when ESPN's only primetime newsmagazine show, E:60, airs an in-depth story on this former WWE wrestling star turned Ultimate Fighter®. The ESPN E:60 will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 7:00pm ET on ESPN.

E:60 reporter Tom Farrey talks in-depth to Lesnar about his childhood in South Dakota, his path to success as a professional fighter, his disappointment in not making it in the NFL and subsequent reluctance to be in the public eye and his return to the Octagon™ as he prepares for his November 15th UFC 91 championship fight vs. reigning title-holder Randy Couture.

E:60 will cover Lesnar’s athletic career from high school all the way to his current preparation for the battle with Couture:

Brock Lesnar was a standout high-school wrestler who went on to win the junior college heavyweight title and the NCAA heavyweight title. He then went on to become one of the biggest stars, called “The Next Big Thing,” for Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Lesnar made millions of dollars and his likeness appears in several popular video games. But in 2004, at the height of his fame and success as a professional wrestler, Lesnar abruptly walked away from the WWE to pursue his childhood dream to play in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Lesnar didn’t make it out of training camp, and since then has kept a low profile. That is, until now.

Lesnar sat down with E:60 correspondent Tom Farrey for an in-depth interview in which he discussed growing up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Webster, N.D., his days with the WWE, rumors of steroid use, his tryout in the NFL, his Playboy centerfold wife, and now, his life as a mixed martial arts fighter. With only three professional fights under his belt, Lesnar will face five-time champion Randy Couture in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight bout at UFC 91 on November 15.

About E:60

E:60 is ESPN's only primetime multi-subject newsmagazine show. It features in-depth reporting, long-form stories and a roster of award-winning reporters. Click http://espnmediazone.com/press_kits/E60 for releases, correspondents and executive production team bios and video clips. For complete E:60 features and expanded versions of the reporter-producer meetings, click http://www.e60.com.

About The Ultimate Fighting Championship

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization and offers the premier series of MMA sports events. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC produces over twelve live pay-per-view events annually that are distributed residentially through North American cable and satellite providers including iNDEMAND Networks, DIRECTV, DISH Network, TVN Entertainment, Bell ExpressVU, SaskTel Max™, Shaw Pay-Per-View, Viewers Choice, and WOWOW in Japan, and via the Internet worldwide on Yahoo! Sports, and commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada. In addition to its North American distribution, UFC programming is distributed in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit ufc.com or uk.ufc.com or ufcespanol.com.

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