Dan Henderson – Michael Bisping vs. Miesha Tate – Amanda Nunes
Here is where I feel that UFC 100 truly beats out UFC 200, at least on paper.
UFC 200 possesses an ultra-rare three title fights, as a women’s bantamweight showdown between champion Miesha Tate and challenger Amanda Nunes falls as the third fight on the main card.
The general consensus seems to be that the UFC missed the mark with this bout, as a rematch between Tate and former titleholder Holly Holm would have likely drawn more interest.
Despite being worthy of a shot at gold, fans just don’t seem to be too excited to witness Nunes fighting “Cupcake” for the strap.
Looking back at UFC 100, a third title fight wasn’t present, but a middleweight tilt between bitter rivals Dan “Hendo” Henderson and Michael “The Count” Bisping was.
Not only did the fight produce one of the best one-punch knockouts of all-time, but it was the perfect timing for the contest in terms of interest.
The two men were coming off a coaching stint on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) in which their bad blood was on full display. Bisping was also at the peak of his notorious trash talking days, making the bout all the more intriguing.
On top of all of that, the fight had a perfectly built in U.S vs. Britain story line.