And so it begins…
UFC 200 is set to go down on July 9 in Las Vegas, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena, and it’s going to be one heck of an event. The backstory until last week was all about Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor’s rematch, but now it’s a second dance of a different kind that will headline the milestone pay-per-view bonanza. With McGregor pulled from the card, and Diaz currently without an opponent, we now have the rematch do-over between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones to look forward to as the main attraction.
But that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Miesha Tate will return for the first defense of her UFC women’s bantamweight strap, taking on Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated co-main event. Then we’ve got the interim featherweight belt on the line for Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, and former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will battle Travis Browne also on the main card.
Johnny Hendricks takes on Kelvin Gastelum, Diego Sanchez will face Joe Lauzon, Derrick Brunson fights Gegard Mousasi, then Gomi vs. Miller, Zingano vs. Pena and Northcutt vs. Marin round off the thus announced UFC 200 card. Don’t forget that UFC president Dana White recently teased more big announcements for the July 9 festivities, so stay tuned!
Check out the first instalment of the UFC 200 embedded series, taking an in depth look at the first week of the media tour, and check out the full UFC 200 fight card as it stands currently.
Event: UFC 200: “Cormier vs. Jones 2”
Date: Sat., July 9, 2016, on pay-per-view (PPV)
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
UFC 200 PPV Main Event:
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier vs. UFC Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones
UFC 200 PPV Co-Main Event:
135 lbs.: Women’s Bantamweight Champion Meisha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
Other Scheduled UFC 200 Matches:
145 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for interim Featherweight title
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
185 lbs.: Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
170 lbs.: Johnny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
155 lbs.: Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
155 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
135 lbs.: Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena