Dana White made it clear after announcing the new main event of UFC 200 being Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier that there were still more fights being worked on to being added to the already stacked event in July and reports have been made that another rematch in former champion T.J. Dillashaw will face a man who beat him by split decision back in 2013, Raphael Assuncao.

Assuncao after defeating Dillashaw, was set to get a title shot against former champion Renan Barao until an injury forced him out, creating the opportunity for Dillashaw to step in and ultimately become the new champion. Injuries have been a struggle for Assuncao in his career, but with him being on a seven-fight win streak going into this bout, with a win over the former champion I believe he will finally get the title shot he has hoped for.

On the other hand, Dillashaw is coming off an extremely close split decision loss to Dominick Cruz in which he lost his bantamweight title. Dillashaw protested for a rematch and made it clear that he believed he won the fight, but now with Cruz set to defend his belt against Urijah Faber at UFC 199, this fight makes a lot of sense for Dillashaw because he can not only take back a loss from a man who has a win over him, but if successful make a great case for getting a chance to get his belt back.

I believe this fight is a clear title eliminator fight and whichever man gets the win will be set to face the winner of Cruz vs Faber.

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Jake Schneider
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Jake Schneider is a student at the University of Rhode Island who is currently looking to pursue a double major in Communications and Journalism. He is an MMA fanatic who has been following the sport for years. He began to share his wealth of knowledge and opinions on the sport to many of his family members and friends as well as various MMA forums online. His love and passion for the sport has been able to make many people that are a part of his life fans of mixed martial arts as well. His insight of the sport both inside and outside of the cage is what makes his analysis on fights and individual fighters so well informed.