Brock Lesnar is back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. There have been rumors swirling for months that the former heavyweight champion could have been in talks to return to mixed martial arts, and prior to the UFC 199 co-main event on Saturday night, the promotion announced Lesnar would officially return at UFC 200.
There is currently no word on who Lesnar will be facing, but he is scheduled to appear in the c0-main event, according to a graphic during the broadcast. Lesnar’s opponent will reportedly be unveiled tomorrow night on ESPN.
The news of Lesnar’s return at UFC 200 was initially reported by Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com.
Dana White had previously teased another big fight would be added to the landmark event — which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9 — and he certainly delivered.
Here is a look at the updated UFC 200 fight card:
UFC 200 PPV Main Event:
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier vs. UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones
UFC 200 PPV Co-Main Event:
265 lbs: Brock Lesnar vs. TBD.
Other Scheduled UFC 200 Matches:
135 lbs.: Women’s Bantamweight Champion Meisha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
145 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for interim featherweight title
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
170 lbs.: Johnny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
155 lbs.: Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
155 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
135 lbs.: Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena
135 lbs.: TJ Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
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