UFC 200 got it’s main event verified and announced last night (Wednesday March 30, 2016) as we learned tht Conor McGregor would be granted his rematch request with Nate Diaz. Of course we’d all known this for at least a week thanks to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, but you know how the promotion likes to break their own news, especially when it comes to huge PPV cards like UFC 200.
So the not surprising main event announcement was met with the revelation that Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo would face off in a rematch of their UFC 156 featherweight title fight. Once again the bout will be a five round championship fight, but this time around it’s for the interim strap. As the news of their fight was announced just moments before the UFC 200 main event, many of us assumed it would be the co-main event of the evening.
Well, according to UFC president Dana White via The Star Phoenix, the second fiddle slot for the July 9 PPV is yet to be revealed:
— Dave Deibert (@davedeibert) 31 March 2016
Wow, it looks like this huge week of breaking news for the UFC is by no means over yet. Following the tradition of pay-per-view cards, aside from the fact a non-title welterweight bout is the main event, you can guess that a title fight will be targeted for the co-main event slot. But who will it be?