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How the UFC has remade itself since UFC 100

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 27 / 16

Though not technically the headliner, pro wrestling crossover star Brock Lesnar not only is the biggest man, but also the owner of the biggest name, on the much-anticipated UFC 200 card, scheduled for July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ...

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