UFC have officially announced that former UFC Heavyweight Champion & former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar, will be competing at the upcoming UFC 200 event.
Lesnar, who is still under an active contract with WWE, will be stepping back into the Octagon for the first time since December of 2011 where he was defeated byÂ Alistair Overeem via TKO at UFC 141. The UFC 200 event will be aired live on pay-per-view, July 9th, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Lesnar’sÂ opponent has yet to be named.
Since the official announcement from UFC, WWE have also spoken out on Lesnar’s participation at the upcoming event:
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. WWE.com
Stay tuned to ubernation.uk to find out all the latest regarding Lesnar competing at the upcoming UFC event.
Update (06-06) – Lesnar appeared on ESPN today and announced himself that his opponent at UFC 200 will be Mark Hunt. Lesnar noted that he did not have any say at all as to who his opponent would be at the upcoming event.
Be sure to check out UFC 200 on July 9th live on PPV from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.