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Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt fight will main event UFC 200 after Jon Jones pulled from show due to potential anti-doping violation

When Brock Lesnar announced he would be returning to the Octagon to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he was slotted in the so-called co-main event spot. That’s because the promotion had booked a Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones rematch for the light heavyweight championship as the headlining attraction.

That’s all changed now.

That’s because Jones has been pulled from the event by USADA due to a potential anti-doping violation, as announced by the UFC. That means the Hunt vs. Lesnar fight is now closing the show:

That means Lesnar will have headlined both UFC 100 — the highest selling show in the history of the promotion — and UFC 200. It also may be that much better for WWE to have one of its biggest stars front and center in the starring role.