Written by Sean Wall
On June 4th, ESPN’s SportsCenter would televise the announcement that Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Mark Hunt (MMA 12-10-1 MMA, 7-4-1) will be UFC 200’s co-main event on July 9th.
‘The Beast Incarnate’, ‘The Mayor of Suplex City, & WWE Superstar, Brock Lesnar generated so much buzz when the announcement was made that he would be returning to the octagon. This Saturday night, July 9th, Brock Lesnar will fight Mark Hunt in the co-main event of the biggest mega-event in mixed martial arts history, UFC 200.
This fight poses so many questions like will Lesnar fight again after this fight?, is Lesnar ready to step back in the octagon after so many years, will Hunt be added to the list of guys who was able to stop Lesnar in his trailblazing tracks of destruction? Okay, maybe those are personal questions of mine, nevertheless, they do beg some answering and generally is something all fans want to know.
With knockout wins over the likes of Antonio Silva and Frank Mir and he has six fight night bonuses in 12 career UFC fights. Now it’s easy to pick Lesnar as the winner of a WWE match, but the UFC is a different beast as no winner is pre-determined. One aspect that even Brock Lesnar says he’s aware of to be dangerous is the striking. If the fight remains standing, Lesnar will have trouble against Hunt. However, Lesnar’s NCAA background makes the ground his best friend and could possibly take advantage of Hunt’s sloppy ground game.
Is this really a one-sided fight that Lesnar will simply dominant or will Mark Hunt have a couple of surprises to stun Lesnar for the win? Both fighters have many focuses as Lesnar is focused on UFC 200 and WWE SummerSlam, while Hunt is out for blood against the returning former UFC Heavyweight Champion.
UFC 200 will be headlined by the highly-anticipated fight between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim champion Jon Jones. The event includes two more title fights, Miesha Tate defending her women’s bantamweight championship against Amanda Nunes and Frankie Edgar taking on Jose Also for the interim featherweight title.
Source(s): ESPN & UFC