Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his highly-anticipated Octagon return this July, when he takes on No. 8-ranked Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 200.
While Hunt will be rocking an Australian themed Reebok Kit on his walk down to the Octagon, it appears Lesnar will be representing Canada despite being born and raised in Webster, South Dakota.
MMA Junkie’s Chamatkar Sandhu Tweeted out a picture of the former NCAA Division I heavyweight champion’s Reebok Kit bellow:
So the Brock Lesnar Reebok walkout jersey is available and it appears as though he’ll be representing Canada? pic.twitter.com/nXYBNP3hWB
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 11, 2016
Despite being American born and bred, Lesnar currently resides in Mayfield, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he has lived for several years with his wife Rena Greek.
Lesnar (5-3) won the UFC heavyweight championship back at UFC 91 in 2008, when he defeated Randy Couture in the second round of their main event meeting. ‘The Beast’ would go on to drop the title after being obliterated by a young Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in 2010.
Lesnar’s next bout would see him being defeated by current title challenger Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in 2011, marking the end of his four-year MMA career. Or so we thought.
Now Lesnar prepares to go out on a better note than his last Octagon appearance, as he looks to down the Australian knockout artist this July.
Hunt and Lesnar are set to throw down in the co-main event of UFC 200 live on pay-per-view (PPV), at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 9, 2016.