UFC 200 – It’s Time – Brock Lesnar back in the cage Sat. Night

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Brock Lesnar (art credit Grant Gould (c) PWTorch)


Brock Lesnar has unfinished business inside the octagon.

After being off event television since April 3 at WrestleMania, Lesnar returns to UFC for the historical UFC 200 co-main event Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Lesnar is fighting Mark Hunt in a featured heavyweight bout that right now is just about Lesnar getting back in the cage on his own terms after regretting “shutting the door on UFC” before last year’s WrestleMania.

Lesnar, who turns 39 next week, might turn this into more than a “one-off fight” with a victory, perhaps even squeeze in another Hvt. title chase. But, the first goal is trying to defeat Hunt.

Hunt is the favorite according to Las Vegas and international oddsmakers. The predicted finish is Hunt wins within three rounds. The next favorite is the fight goes three rounds in favor of Hunt. Lesnar is the underdog, but he seems to be extra-determined to make right on his UFC career.

As for his WWE status, Lesnar has a date with Randy Orton at Summerslam in August, if he makes it past Hunt or at least does not get knocked out.

WWE was slow to promote the fight, not mentioning it on Raw leading up to UFC 200. However, they started releasing videos this week and live-streamed the weigh-in Friday evening. It will be interesting to see how WWE reacts to the result, both creatively and promotionally after Lesnar gets back in the cage on Saturday night.

READ MORE: Full Coverage of UFC 200 at MMATorch.com.

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