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Brock Lesnar Battles Mark Hunt At UFC 200

Written by Tom Ngo
June 6th, 2016
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Two days after announcing former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will return to the octagon at UFC 200, Lesnar reported Monday Mark Hunt (pictured) will mark his comeback opponent.

Lesnar made the announcement on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

Hunt will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango. “The Super Samoan” was last seen in March knocking out former champ Frank Mir. Hunt posted a TKO victory over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva before that.

Lesnar, who is still under contract with the WWE but was granted permission to return to the UFC for this “one-off” opportunity, hasn’t had a real fight since December 2011. After getting submitted by Mir in his UFC debut, which was Lesnar’s second professional fight, Lesnar rattled off four dominant wins en route to capturing the heavyweight throne.

Lesnar was trounced by Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 to lose the belt, then TKO’d by Alistair Overeem in a top contender contest. Lesnar returned to the world of fake fighting after that.

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the July 9 festivities.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller

Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena

Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin

Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez

Rapahel Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson

Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne

Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate (UFC bantamweight champion)

Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar (For UFC interim featherweight title)

Jon Jones (UFC interim light heavyweight champion) vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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