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WWE: Lesnar's UFC 200 fight a one-off opportunity

According to the WWE's official statement, the UFC 200 appearance of Brock Lesnar would be just for the said event.

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UFC 200 just became more stacked, with the confirmed addition of former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar into the card.

Lesnar, who retired from mixed martial arts competition in 2011 after suffering a first round TKO loss to Alistair Overem, will be getting his opponent announcement by the coming week. However, WWE officials made it clear that Lesnar’s July 9th fight in Las Vegas would only be a one-time deal.

The WWE released an official statement through its website.

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.

Initially, UFC president Dana White had denied the news about Lesnar’s inclusion into UFC 200, but the latest promo trailer they released confirmed that the big man is indeed part of the monumental event.