This is it, the main event to International Fight Week, UFC 200 the biggest card in UFC history with 2 championship matches; including the main event of Amanda “Linoess” Nunes challenging Miesha “Cupcake” Tate for the Women’s UFC Bantamweight World Championship.
Amanda “Lioness” Nunes is a member of American Top Team, who has won of 5 out of her last 6 fights. Tate is on a 5 fight win streak and won the title, submitting Holly Holm in the 5th round of their UFC 196 bout.
The nights 2nd title bout, will be the 2nd scheduled 5 rd meeting between Jose Aldo & Frankie Edgar. The 1st saw Aldo win a unanimous decision retaining the UFC Featherweight title. This 2nd meeting is a bit different as the two will be competing for an interim title, as the real one is being held by Conor McGregor, who will fight his next bout up 2 weight classes.
It’s been a wild week for Daniel Cormier. Originally expecting to face his bitter rival Jon Jones. The MMA community was stunned when late Wednesday late Dana White announced that due to a potential USADA violation Jon Jones has been pulled from UFC 200. Scrambling to have Cormier remain on the card, former UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva has expected the fight, 6 weeks after having his gal bladder removed. The fight will be a 3-round non-title Light Heavyweight bout. Cormier in his last 2 fighthas defeated Anthony Johnson (sub), to win the vacant Light heavyweight title and successfully defended it against Alexander Gustafsson (sd). Silva will be looking to rebound from losing a unanimous decision to Michael Bisping, back in February.