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Side-by-side pic: Brock Lesnar 'then' and 'now' following UFC 200 weigh ins


Photos by Esther Lin

The return of Brock Lesnar is fueling the UFC 200 machine ... and few are complaining.

Among the biggest draws in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) history, Lesnar's comeback campaign is one worth following. After all, the WWE superstar took the mixed martial arts (MMA) world by storm more than five years ago when he captured UFC's Heavyweight title, defended it twice, and abruptly left the sport after losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 amidst an ongoing battle with diverticulitis.

That's a lot of story lines to pile into one return, but Lesnar is the larger-than-life figure capable of rising above the spotlight and capitalizing on a second chance.

We've put together an interesting side-by-side pic comparing Lesnar's diverticulitis-riddled body from his 2011 departure from MMA to his recent weigh in (results here) for his UFC 200 match up with Mark Hunt tomorrow (Sat., July 9, 2016) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

You be the judge -- How does a healthy and rejuvenated Lesnar look when stacked up against his former self?

Luckily, fight fans will get to see what Lesnar is capable of in his return at UFC 200, which will be headlined by a women's Bantamweight title fight between current champion Miesha Tate and top contender Amanda Nunes.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 200 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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