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UFC 200: Brock Lesnar, ‘Fighter to Watch’ tonight in Las Vegas

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Before Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate puts her 135-pound title on the line opposite Brazil’s Amanda Nunes in the main event tonight (Sat., July 9, 2016) at UFC 200 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Brock Lesnar will make his return to the Octagon.

As the biggest draw in UFC history, the WWE superstar will be sure to produce in epic fashion. Win, lose, or draw, Lesnar’s return is a big reason why UFC 200 is going to go down as the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) event of all time.

But, considering the 38-year-old super athlete hasn’t competed inside of the cage since losing to Alistair Overeem back at UFC 141 in 2011 via first-round technical knockout, there’s no telling how well Lesnar is going to compete when he meets Heavyweight knockout artist Mark Hunt head on.

Because of the attention Lesnar commands and the uncertainty of his abilities entering the biggest fight of his short MMA career, the former UFC Heavyweight champion will be the “Fighter to Watch” tonight in Las Vegas.

Unlike many of his previous Octagon appearances, Lesnar will enter UFC 200’s co-main event as healthy as he’s ever been. With nearly five years off from the sport, the hulking wrestler has had ample time to heal his diverticulitis. The digestive illness has hampered Lesnar in the past, most notably leading up to his meeting with “The Reem,” but shouldn’t be an issue this time around opposite Hunt. So even though Lesnar has had only a month and change to prepare himself for his return to professional combat, he did it with his body intact.

That means that Lesnar’s ability, or inability, to capture victory over the “Super Samoan” will all come down to his readily available skill set. MMA pundits ….View full article

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