Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is making his mixed martial arts (MMA) return in the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, which is scheduled for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 9, 2016.
And he’ll do it against Mark Hunt.
Lesnar (5-3) has been out of action for nearly five years, suffering back-to-back technical knockout losses to Cain Velasquez (UFC 121) and Alistair Overeem (UFC 141), compounding his existing struggles with diverticulitis. Those losses — as well as his decision to not re-sign in 2015 — “haunted” him on a daily basis.
Now he’s back and that makes UFC President Dana White very, very happy.
Hunt (12-10-1), meanwhile, rebounded from a two-fight skid to score thunderous knockout victories over Antonio Silva (UFC 193) and Frank Mir (UFC Fight Night 85). The “Super Samoan” is currently ranked No. 8 in the division (see the top 10 here).
Grappler vs. striker, just like the old days!
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 200 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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