Report: Brock Lesnar Close To Finalizing Deal To Fight At UFC 200

WWE superstar and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is close to finalizing a deal to fight at UFC 200 in July. No opponent is known at this time according to Helwani, though there have been rumors that the opponent could end up being Mark Hunt. Lesnar came close to returning to the UFC in early 2015, but ultimately decided to sign a new contract with the WWE. He hasn’t fought since losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in December 2011. He came close to returning in 2012 for a fight against Fedor Emelianenko, but the deal was unable to be put together by the UFC. According to sources, Lesnar had an option put in his WWE contract that he could take a UFC bout prior to this year’s Wrestlemania. UFC 200 takes place on July 9 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, headlined by Daniel Cormier taking on Jon Jones.

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