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Brock Lesnar to fight at UFC 200

UFC 199 looked like a pretty eventful PPV. Michael Bisping finally won a title with the UFC. However, that wasn’t the only big news to come out of the event. In a promo for UFC 200, a surprise appearance stuck out. Brock Lesnar, signed to WWE, will fight at one of the biggest events in UFC history. On July 9th, the Mayor of Suplex City will be looking to run wild again in the octagon.



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The fighter Lesnar will be facing at the event hasn’t been announced yet, but it appears that the decision will be made on Monday night and announced by ESPN. Brock Lesnar last competed in the UFC in 2011 and left as a result of diverticulitis. He arrived on the scene in 2008 and won the UFC Heavyweight Title in his third career fight against Randy Couture. He returned to WWE in 2012 and has been an unstoppable force inside the ring. Besides breaking the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak, he was a dominating WWE Champion and continues to destroy anything in his path.

The fact that WWE has signed Lesnar to a long-term contract makes this a very interesting move. In a statement on, the company made the following announcement:

“Brock Lesnar remains under contract to WWE, however, he has been granted a one-off opportunity to compete at UFC 200. Following this milestone event on July 9, Brock will return to WWE for SummerSlam on Sunday, August 21, live on WWE Network”

While technically not considered one, this is a huge cross-promotional deal for both companies. Vince McMahon and Dana White are geniuses. The buzz Lesnar brings anywhere he goes will give the UFC and WWE some extra momentum in the summer. It will definitely be fun to watch. Imagine if Paul Heyman can accompany him to the event. Instant buyrates!

A few months ago, I discussed the planning for UFC 200. I stated that the UFC will look to pull out all of the stops for this event. The card is already pretty big with  Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar and Meisha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes. With the arrival of Lesnar, the event has a chance to be electrifying.

UFC 200 looks like it will be the biggest party of the summer. The return of the Beast Incarnate is further proof of that.


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