UFC 200 has Brock Lesnar returning for a main card event against Mark Hunt. Will he manage to secure a win from his comeback fight? Read on for our UFC 200 prediction.
Former UFC champion and WWE pro Brock Lesnar will be looking for a significant comeback win after his last UFC fight in 2011.
As Brock returns, he has kept his training and preparation in secret. Instead of displaying how far he has come in his training after a 5-year rest, Brock resorted instead to answering questions from the media.
After his 2011 loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141, Brock chose to keep away from the limelight. Instead of going for the usual rematch card, he spent most of his time training and farming. He led a seemingly domestic rural life with his wife and children in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Now, 5 years after his last UFC fight, Brock Lesnar returns but is yet to display anything of the skills he once had. Though Brock Lesnar returned to UFC, it seems it’s a different and more secretive Brock Lesnar.
During the weigh-in, Lesnar clocked in at 265.5 pounds. After the weigh-in Brock Lesnar refused to participate in the photos or pose in his fighting stance against Mark Hunt.
While Lesnar has maintained secrecy on his training, he has confirmed one thing. That is, he is 100% healthy. In 2009, Brock suffered from diverticulitis. This disease that targets the large intestine posed a weakness to Brock Lesnar in the octagon. Brock underwent several surgeries to correct the diverticulitis. He had a foot of his colon removed.
After the 2011 fight wherein Overeem took advantage of Brock’s condition, Lesnar retired from the octagon.
But now that he is back, it will be curious to see how Brock Lesnar defends himself and his midsection from the fight. When asked how many sparring sessions he did for his training, he joked 3000.
Meanwhile, looking at the statistics, it seems the odds are in Lesnar’s favor. With a higher accuracy in his strikes and a hulking body to boot, Brock Lesnar may still have it in him. Our UFC 200 prediction says that though Mark Hunt is well prepared, Brock Lesnar and his secret strategy will win.
UFC 200‘s Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt is scheduled for today, Saturday, July 9 at 10:00PM ET (Sunday, July 10, 3:00PM NSW)at Las Vegas, Nevada.