Welcome to our live coverage of UFC 200 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, -- the conclusion of UFC's International Fight Week and the biggest card in UFC history with two title fights, the return of a huge star, and an icon coming in on short notice.
UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate defends her title for the first time against challenger Amanda Nunes in the main event, leading many to speculate that Ronda Rousey may be floating around the venue to challenge the winner tonight. In the co-main event, it is the return of WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar as he takes on hard hittin' Mark Hunt.
In other action, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, originally scheduled to headline against Jon Jones, now faces Anderson Silva, who took this fight on two days notice, in a non-title bout. Also, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo takes on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in a rematch of their UFC 156 battle from February 2013 with the interim UFC featherweight champion on the line.
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Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT)
- JIM MILLER (25-8 1 NC, 14-7 1 NC UFC) VS. TAKANORI GOMI (35-11 1 NC, 4-6 UFC) | Lightweights
First round: Miller connected with a left. Gomi went for a kick. Miller took him down off the kick and immediately got his back. He’s working for a choke. Miller has a body triangle. Miller now throwing hard punches from back position over and over and it’s over. 2:18
- (#8) GEGARD MOUSASI (38-6-2, 5-3 UFC) VS. (#15) THIAGO SANTOS (13-3, 5-2 UFC) | Middleweights
First round: Head kick by Mousasi. Mousasi with a left jab. Low kick by Mousasi and Santos back with a low kick. Mousasi with a jab. Mousasi got the jump on him and landed a lot of punches, took him down and got his back. Mousasi working for a choke but doesn’t have it. Mousasi took him down again. Mousasi in side control. Mousasi landing punches. Santos up, Mousasi nailed him with a hard right and a hard left that put him down and it was over. 4:32
- DIEGO SANCHEZ (26-8, 15-8 UFC) VS. JOE LAUZON (25-11, 12-8 UFC) | Lightweights
First round: Body kick by Sanchez. Sanchez with a flurry. Low kick by Sanchez. Lauzon knocked Sanchez down twice and Sanchez is back up. Lauzon is just killing him with punches. Sanchez was stunned and was taking several hard flush shots and it was stopped. Lauzon's boxing was just on point. 1:26
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX SPORTS 1- 8 PM ET/4 PM PT)
- SAGE NORTHCUTT (7-1, 2-1 UFC) VS. ENRIQUE MARIN (8-3, 0-1 UFC) | Lightweights
First round: Northcutt fighting karate style. He threw a high kick. Marin landed a right. Nice high kick by Northcutt. Marin had him pinned against the fence. Marin took him down. Northcutt went for a kneebar. Northcutt reversed to the top. Northcutt has his back. He’s working for a choke. Marin turned. Marin got Northcutt’s back. He flipped him off and is on top. Northcutt with a few hard punches. Marin back on top. 10-9 Northcutt.
Second round: Northcutt with a right. They traded punches. Northcutt took him down but Marin reversed and got to the top. Marin in side control. Northcutt working for an armbar. Marin sat on his face and working for an armbar. Northcutt is in the armbar. He escaped out of it. Marin sitting on his face again trying to set up a Kimura. Northcutt is in trouble again. Northcutt reversed to the top out of it. Norrthcutt dropped elbows at the end of the round. Marin so 19-19. The crowd loved this round.
Third round: Both trading punches dtraidng punches. Marin took him down again. Nothing is happening against the fence. Marin is working for a takedown. Norhcutt blocked and is going for a choke. Marin out of it. Marin just took him down. Marin got his back. Northcutt threw him off and now he’s on top. Close round, win or lose a bad showing for Northcutt. I did have Northcutt winning 29-28 but third could go either way,.
Scores: All three had it 29-28 Northcutt. Most fans cheered the decision, I thought they’d boo just because Marin was such an underdog.
- (#1) T.J. DILLASHAW (12-3, 8-3 UFC) VS. (#3) RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO (23-4, 7-1 UFC) | Bantamweights
First round: Not much happening here. Dillashaw tried a kick but Asscuncao caught the leg. Assuncao landed a punch. Head kick by Dillashaw. Another head kick by Dillashaw. Assuncao with head kick. Dillashaw 10-9
Second round: Low kick by Assuncao. Dillashaw tried a takedown but it was stopped by Assuncao. Assuncao may have a broken nose. Spin kick by Assuncao landed short. Dillashaw with a body kick. Assuncao with a takedown but Dillashaw right back up. They’re stopping the fight to look at Assuncao’s nose. The doctor let him continue. Dillashaw dropped him with a right and went for a guillotine but Assuncao got right out. Right by Dillahsaw. Dillashaw 20-18.
Third round: Body kick by Dillashaw. Crowd has been quiet this entire fight. Front kick by Assuncao. Right by Dillashaw. Dillashaw went for a takedown but didn’t get it. Body kick by Dillashaw. Assuncao’s kicks are being blocked and Dillashaw missed a kick. Assuncao tried tried a takedown but Dillashaw easily evaded it. Body kick by Assuncao. Dillashaw with a nice right counter. Dillashaw got the takedown. Dillashaw 30-27. He won but didn’t look very impressive in doing so.
Scores: All three had it 30-27 for Dillashaw.
- (#6) JOHNY HENDRICKS (17-4, 12-4 UFC) VS. (#12) KELVIN GASTELUM (11-2, 6-2 UFC) | Welterweights
First round: Hendricks missed weight by ¼ pound. Physically he doesn’t look close to the same guy as fought GSP. Gastelum landed a left. Gastelum with a low kick. Gastelum landing all kinds of low kicks. Gastelum with a left. Right by Gastelum. Left by Gastelum. Hendricks landed a few. Low kick by Gastelum. Gastelum landing all kinds of punches. Hendricks is a different guy. Gastelum is just nailing him. Gastelum landed a hard punch but Hendricks back with some good punches. Body kick by Hendricks. Gastelum 10-9.
Second round: Hendricks with some counter shots and went for a takedown. Hendricks behind him but Gastelum escaped. Hendricks pushed him into the fence. Gastelum landed a good left. Spin kick by Gastelum. Knee by Hendricsk. Gastelum with a knee to the head and punches. Hendricks dancing away. Hendricks landed the left. Gastelum landed the left. Both traded punches. Gastelum 20-18.
Third round: Gastelum is chasing Hendircks throwing punches. Knee by Hendricks. Gastelum chasing him around the cage. Hendricks back throwing. Gastelum moving forward and mostly missing. Gastelum landed a nice left. Body kick by Gastelum Body kick by Hendricks. Hendricks got the takedown but Gastelum right back up. Gastelum with elbows. Hendricks couldn’t get a takedown. Gastelum tried for a takedown and couldn’t get it. Big exchange late that lit up the crowd. Gastelum 30-27.
Scores: 29-28, 30-27 and 30-27 Gastelum
- (#3) CAT ZINGANO (9-1, 2-1 UFC) VS. (#5) JULIANNA PENA (7-2, 3-0 UFC) | Bantamweights
First round: Zingano pushed her into the fence and took her right down. Pena back up. Another takedown by Zingano. Pena back up. Pena got a takedown. Zingano reversed to the top. Zingano dropped an elbow. Pena up and landed some punches. 10-9 Zingano.
Second round: Zingano with a body kick and a hip toss takedown. Beautiful belly-to-belly by Zingano. Pena reversed to the top in side control. Pena with a crossface. Pena got her back. Pena is working for a choke. Pena is holding her in back position with a body triangle. Pena’s round so 19-19 after two.
Third round: Nice trip takedown by Pena. Pena stayed on top. Pena worked for a choke but didn’t have it. Pena with a body triangle. Pena with a few punches fro back position. She’s landing more punches now. Zingano reversed with nine seconds left. Pena 29-28, no other score possible
Scores: All three had it 29-28 Pena
MAIN CARD (PPV- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT)
- (#2) CAIN VELASQUEZ (13-2, 11-2 UFC) VS. (#7) TRAVIS BROWNE (18-3-1, 9-3-1 UFC) | Heavyweights
First round: Velasquez got a big pop. Browne landed a right . Velasaquez with low kicks. More low kicks by Velasquez. Knee by Bowne. Velasquez couldn’t take him down but has him against the fence. Velasquez moving forward. Velasquez moved in with punches. Spin kick by Velasquez and he’s pounding on him. Velasquez dropped him with a right. Velasquez landing punches on the ground. Vealasquez working for a choke but doesn’t have it. Velasquez throwing punches while having back control. Browne back up. Trading punches. Velasquez with more punches and a knee. Velasquez took him down and pounding on him. Velasquez threw punches on the ground and it was stopped. Fantastic performance by Velaquez here. 4:57
Velasquez didn't say much in his interview. He should have challenged directly for the title after that win.
- INTERIM UFC FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: (#1) JOSE ALDO (25-2, 7-1 UFC) VS. (#2) FRANKIE EDGAR (20-4-1, 14-4-1 UFC)
First round: Edgar the more popular of the two. This is a heavy American crowd instead of Brazilian crowd. Nice right by Aldo. Left by Aldol Big let’s go Frankie cdhant. Low kicks by Edgar. Edgar in with punches and a low kick. Aldo with a right. Both traded. Edgar almost took him down. Edgar with a body kick. Edgar with a right. Both tried spin kicks at the same time. Aldlo cracked him with a right. Knee by Aldo. Wild finish with both missing shots. Great round. Very close. Aldo 10-9.
Second round: Aldo with a right and Edgar with a body kick. Left by Aldo. Aldo with a knee, Edgar tried a takedown but Aldo nearly threw him down. Right by Edgar. Edgar bleeding from the right eye. Head kick by Edgar blocked. Edgar with a right. Edgar tried a takedown but didn’t get it. Edgar tried another takedown and didn’t get it. Left by Edgar. Left and right by Aldo. Big right by Edgar staggered him. Best punch of the fight. Left by Edgar. Edgar 19-19
Third round: Edgar with a left. Low kick by Edgar. Right and left by Aldo. Both trading punches. Edgar tried a takedown but didmn’t get it and punched on the exit. Edgar pushed him to the fence. Edgar with knees to the thigh. Edgar hurt him with two rights. Aldo with a hard right. Edga back with a hard right. Hard knee by Aldo. Edgar’s right eye is looking bad. Edgar fighting for a takedown and can’t get it. Edgar got two punches in on the exit. Right by Edgar. Left by Aldo. Knee by Aldo. Edgar 29-28
Fourth round: Edgar is still the aggressor. Right by Aldo. Slower round than the first three. Low kick by Edgar. Right and head kick by Edgar. Right by Aldo. Aldo with another. Aldo landing good shots. Edgar bleeding bad from the right eye now. Aldo with a left jab. Aldo dropped him momentarily with a left and hit a knee. Aldo’s round 38-38 going into the fifth.
Fifth round: Low kick by Aldo. Aldo with a left. Left by Aldo. Aldo with a nice kick. Left by Edgar. Right by Aldo. Right by Aldo. Edgar with a low kick. Edgar hurt him with a right. Aldo with a right. Very close round. Aldo landed the better stuff but he was backpedaling a lot late and that could cost him. Aldo 48-47.
Scores: 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 Aldo. Lots of loud booing the decision.
- DANIEL CORMIER (17-1, 6-1 UFC) VS. (#5 MW) ANDERSON SILVA (33-7 1 NC, 16-3 1 NC UFC) | Light Heavyweights
First round: Silva got a huge reaction, much more than Cormier. Body kick by Cormier. Cormier took him right down. Cormier with some body and head punches. Elbow and punches by Cormier. Cormier with body punches. Elbow by Cormier. Another elbow by Cormier. Cormier with more punches and elbows. 10-8 Cormier.
Second round: Sivla with a jumping body kick. Cormier with a nice right. Head kick by Silva. Takedown by Cormeir. He landed in side control. Cormier is back on top. Cormier landing punches. Clormeir landing a lot of punches form the toip. Cormier with short elbows. Cormier landing punches. John McCarthy stood them up. That was a bad call because Cormier was hurting him on the ground but the crowd was brutal to the ground, very much like the Lesnar vs. Mir II fight reaction. Cormier with a right. Hard knee by Silva. Left by Silva. Body kick by Cormier. Body kick and low kicki by Silva. The crowd is booing like crazy whenever Cormier neutralizes Silva. Cormier 20-18
Third round: Low kick by Silva. Body kick by Silva. Big right by Cormier. Cormier with a takedown. The crowd is ridiculous. Crowd booing like crazy. Cormier busy with punches from the top. Cormier with body shots. Loud stand them up chants. Cormier busy landing all kinds of punches McCarthy ordered a standup with 2:00 left. Low kick by Cormier. Silva with a low kick and a body kick. Cormier 30-26.
Scores: All three had it 30-26 Cormier. Fans booed the decision bad but it was clear.
The crowd booed Cormier’s interview heavily. He said how difficult it was, he trained for someone else, praised Silva for being the greatest ever and still pretty much booed. The crowd cheered Silva.
- BROCK LESNAR (5-3, 4-3 UFC) VS. (#8) MARK HUNT (12-10-1, 7-4-1 UFC) | Heavyweights
First round: Lensar shot for a takedown. Hunt back up. Lesnar took him down a second time. Lesnar in side control. Lesnar with punches. Knee to the body and punches by Lesnar. Lesanr hurt with punches. Lesnar took him down again into mount and more punches. 10-9 Lesanar.
Second round: Hunt with a right. Humt blocked the takedown. Lesnar tried another takedown but Hunt escaped. Hunt with an uppercut. Hunt with a right. Hunt with another right. Hunt missed a right. Lesnar with a left. Lesnar going for a takedown. Hunt punching the body. Close round for Hunt 19-19.
Third round: Hunt landed a hard right. Lesnar took him down. Lesnar landing punches on the ground. Lesnar landing lefts on the ground. Fans boooing. Lesnar landing hard lefts from the top. Lesnar now in full mount. Lesnar landing a lot of punches. 10-8 round for Lesnar, should win 29-27.
Scores: All three had it 29-27 for Lesanr. Everyone cheered Lesnar.
He said it took him a while to get acclimated, he thanked the fans. He thanked the Armed Forces and told people of all nationalities to stand together.
- UFC WOMEN'S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION MIESHA TATE (18-5, 5-2 UFC) VS. (#4) AMANDA NUNES (12-4, 5-1 UFC)
First round: Tate got a nice reaction, not nearly as big as Silva. Nunes with a low kick.
Tate took he down but Nunes back up. Nunes with punches. Tate went for a takedown, got reversed and Nunes landed a knee. Nunes conneciting with great punches. Nunes is destroying her standing. Nunes pouded away, landed a hard kick. Tate is all busted up. Nunes got her back and landing punches. Nunes got a choke and Tate tapped out. Tate got destroyed here. 3:16