The biggest.
The baddest.
The fightiest card in UFC history!

Superlatives failed to grasp the historic nature of UFC 200, which took place Saturday, July 9, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Granted, the UFC had to overcome more than enough drama to pull the card off successfully, especially since Wednesday’s announcement that Jon Jones was removed from the event due to a pre-fight drug test violation.

However, despite some last-minute shuffling and short notice replacements, from top to bottom, the card was virtually overflowing with some of the UFC’s top talent, living legends, and fan favorites.

In the new headlining bout, recently crowned Women’s Bantamweight champ Miesha “Cupcake” Tate looked to make her first 135lbs title defense against ferocious Brazilian striker Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes.

The co-main event featured the return of former UFC Heavyweight champion and current WWE Superstar, Brock Lesnar. The Brockness Monster had not fought since a December 2011 TKO loss to Alistair Overeem, and  was looking to test himself against heavyweight KO-machine Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt.

Rounding out the main card, the UFC offered up three fights featuring five current or former UFC champions.

Interim light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier faced off against arguably the greatest middleweight champion of all time, Anderson “The Spider” Silva;

Former featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo tried to earn back UFC gold in an interim featherweight title fight with former 155lbs champ Frankie “The Answer” Edgar.

And, opening the pay per view main card, Cain Velasquez fought for the first time since losing his heavyweight title to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188. Standing in his path was Hawaiian heavyweight Travis “Hapa” Browne, who was looking for his second straight win after a somewhat controversial TKO finish over Matt Mitrione this past January.


Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne

Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar

Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva

Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

(c) Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes


Main Card (Pay Per View, 10 p.m. ET)

Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate via Submission (RNC). Round 1, 3:16 – for UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title
Brock Lesnar def. Mark Hunt via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Daniel Cormier def. Anderson Silva via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) – for UFC Interim-Featherweight Title
Cain Velasquez  def. Travis Browne via TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:57

Televised Prelims (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)

Julianna Pena def. Cat Zingano via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kelvin Gastelum def. Johny Hendricks via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
TJ Dillashaw def. Raphael Assuncao via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Sage Northcutt def. Enrique Marin via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Fight Pass Prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Joe Lauzon def. Diego Sanchez via TKO (standing, punches). Round 1, 1:26
Gegard Mousasi def. Thiago Santos via TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:32
Jim Miller def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:18

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Jonny Hodds

Jonny Hodds geeks out over MMA, RPGs, comic books, board games, documentaries, and all things horror/sci-fi/fantasy related. When he was 10 years old, he was shown a karate video of a “master sensei” getting kicked in the junk repeatedly without flinching. To this day, he still believes this is the only true form of mixed martial arts. He also spends far too much time online for his own good.