Brock Lesnar punches Mark Hunt during UFC 200

Who Will Lesnar Fight Next In The UFC?

It seems as though it is only a matter of time before Brock Lesnar returns to the UFC. And with that anticipation, people are already theorizing who his first opponent back in the Octagon will be.

The top odds for Lesnar’s first opponent back belong to Stipe Miocic (-135), with Daniel Cormier (+180) not far behind. UFC president Dana White already said that Lesnar returning to an immediate heavyweight championship opportunity is a “possibility” – and with Miocic and Cormier clashing for the heavyweight crown at UFC 226 in July, the Sportsbook of that seems like the front-runner to face the current WWE Universal Champion.

Cormier was clearly excited to hear that news – just look at his facial expression – but the light heavyweight champion also said “when you go on a card with Brock Lesnar, or fight Brock Lesnar, it’s like ‘Green Panty Night,’ because it’s raining money. When you fight Brock, you’re getting paid.”

However, if the UFC decides that Lesnar doesn’t need a belt to generate PPV buys – a very realistic hypothesis  – then they may choose to at least give “The Beast Incarnate” a warm-up. According to oddsmakers, the best “warm-up” Lesnar could have might be against Jon Jones (+300).

Jones’ issues outside the Octagon have been well documented but there is no doubt “Bones” is still one of the biggest names in the business. And if you were to pit Jones and Lesnar against each other, the UFC would have hard-core and casual fans happily paying for that PPV.

It also helps that Jones has previously called out Lesnar. “Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy that weighs 40 pounds less than you, come meet me in the Octagon,” Jones said following his fight with Cormier at UFC 214.

Who Will Brock Lesnar Fight Next In the UFC Betting Odds
  • Stipe Miocic -135
  • Daniel Cormier +180
  • Jon Jones +300
  • Stefan Struve +800
  • Francis Ngannou +1200
  • Mark Hunt +2500
Odds as of April 9 at Sportsbook