On Saturday, July 9, the UFC will host UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The event was slated to be headlined by a light heavyweight title unification bout between champion Daniel Cormier and the only man to defeat him, interim titleholder Jon Jones. However, just three days before the event, Jones was pulled from the card due to a failed out-of-competition drug test administered by the USADA.
As such, a women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Miesha Tate and Brazil’s Amanda Nunes will take the top billing. Tate, who claimed the belt with a fifth-round submission of Holly Holm at UFC 196, looks to defend her belt for the first time. Nunes enters the title affair having won three straight.
In the co-main event, former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar squares off with knockout artist Mark Hunt. The current WWE superstar Lesnar returns to the Octagon for the first time since a knockout loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. Hunt, meanwhile, rides the momentum of back-to-back knockouts of Frank Mir and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
Also on the main card, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva steps in on three days’ notice to face the aforementioned Cormier in a non-title bout and former featherweight champion Jose Aldo rematches Frankie Edgar with the interim title on the line.
The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
The fighters will hit the scales at 6 p.m. ET on Friday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Brock Lesnar (265.5) vs. Mark Hunt (264.5)
Daniel Cormier (206) vs. Anderson Silva (198.5)
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Frankie Edgar (144.5) – for interim featherweight title
Cain Velasquez (242.5) vs. Travis Browne (244)
Johny Hendricks (171.25)* vs. Kelvin Gastelum (171)
T.J. Dillashaw (136) vs. Raphael Assuncao (135.5)
Sage Northcutt (156) vs. Enrique Marin (156)
Gegard Mousasi (185.5) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (186)
Jim Miller (155.5) vs. Takanori Gomi (156)
* – Hendricks missed the welterweight limit of 171 pounds