UFC 200 Revisited

Much like UFC 100, UFC 200 held in Las Vegas on July 9th 2016 was a historic landmark for the UFC, but unlike UFC 100, it didn’t go quite as smoothly.

The headline fight was supposed to be the rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, but one simple retirement tweet back fired on McGregor and with the benefit of hindsight the UFC as well.

The rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier was instead chosen to headline the show. Well Jon Jones did what Jon Jones does, he messed up, a few days out he was notified of a potential USADA violation and Cormier instead fought Anderson Silva, The Spider was of course coming off a recent doping ban himself, the irony.

Brock Lesnar was brought back in to boost star power, despite having not competed in the sport since 2011, and not completing the mandatory period in the USADA testing pool, that went well.

Despite the super stacked card, the fights as a whole didn’t match up to the hype, courtesy of BT Sport relive the troubled but still historic UFC 200. It was also the final event under Zuffa ownership.

UFC 200 Main Card:

135 lbs: Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes

265 lbs: Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

205 lbs: Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva

145 lbs: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for Interim Featherweight title

265 lbs: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne

 

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