Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market on Sat., July 9, 2016, for what could be its most stacked mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card of the year -- or perhaps ever -- inside the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Even without Jon Jones who was pulled from his light heavyweight main event following a doping violation from USADA (more on that turn of events here). His original opponent, reigning 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier, will remain on the card against Anderson Silva.
That's not all.
In the new UFC 200 main event, Miesha Tate defends her 135-pound strap opposite Amanda Nunes. But before that happens, former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will return to combat sports for a grappler vs. striker showdown opposite Mark Hunt, while Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar run it back for a temporary featherweight title.
All that and much, much more.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 200 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 200 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 200 QUICK RESULTS:
Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes -- Nunes def. Tate by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of Round One -- WATCH HIGHLIGHTS HERE!
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt -- Lesnar def. Hunt by unanimous decision (29-27 x3) -- WATCH HIGHLIGHTS HERE!
Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva -- Cormier def. Silva by unanimous decision (30-26 x3) -- WATCH HIGHLIGHTS HERE!
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar -- Aldo def. Edgar by unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47)
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne -- Velasquez def. Browne by TKO (punches) at 4:57 of Round One -- WATCH HIGHLIGHTS HERE!
Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena -- Pena def. Zingano by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum -- Gastelum def. Hendricks by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao -- Dillashaw def. Assuncao by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin -- Northcutt def. Marin by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez -- Lauzon def. Sanchez by TKO (punches) at 1:26 of Round One
Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos -- Mousasi def. Santos by KO (punches) at 4:32 of Round One
Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller -- Miller def. Gomi by TKO (punches) at 2:18 of Round One
UFC 200 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
135 lbs.: Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
Round 1: Tate moving forward. Low kick from Nunes. Right hand by Nunes. Nunes lands a low kick and Tate takes her down. Nunes pops back up and avoids a followup single-leg. One minute in. Tate ducks a right hand, can't get the takedown. She ducks a right hand and Nunes again shrugs it off. Stiff jab stings Tate. Two minutes in. Lead right and 1-2 by Nunes. Another right hand and another. Again. Nunes in pursuit, slams home some more right hands. Tate's legs give out. She stands back up, taking punishment. 1-2 by Nunes. BRUTAL right hand by Nunes and she looks to take the back when Tate fails a shot. Nasty punches. Two minutes to go.
Both hooks in for Nunes. She locks up the rear-naked choke and a bloodied Tate is forced to tap.
Final result: Nunes def. Tate by submission (rear-naked choke)
265 lbs.: Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt
Round 1: Lesnar moving quite a bit on the outside. Hunt feinting. Tentative start. One minute in. Low kick from Lesnar connects. Both whiff on right hands. Lesnar low kick. Hunt pops him with a jab and Lesnar aborts a shot. Long shot by Lesnar this time. Hunt grabs the fence to defend, but eventually goes down. Two minutes in. Hunt works his way back to his feet, eats a few right hands on the way. Lesnar still driving for a takedown. He switches to a single-leg and gets Hunt down, moving quickly to side control. Two minutes to go.
Hunt fairly flat on his back, not doing a lot to stand. Lesnar tries to isolate an arm and Hunt gets to his knees. Solid short punches from Lesnar. One minute to go. Knee from Lesnar. More hard punches and Hunt may be hurt. Suddenly, he explodes to his feet, but gets taken down and mounted once again. Dominant round from Brock Lesnar. 10-9 Lesnar.
Round 2: Hunt stalking forward, hands low. Lead right from Hunt hits shoulder. One minute in. Left hook loops around the guard, jab connects. Hunt sprawls on a shot. Two minutes in. Another takedown denied as Hunt continues his march. Lesnar ducks a right hand, can't complete the single-leg. Two minutes to go.
Lesnar whiffs on a right hand, might be running out of steam. Body shot by the Kiwi. Hunt misses a 1-2. Lead right lands for him, overhand misses. One minute to go. Lesnar ducks a right hand and shoots once again. Hunt defends against the cage. He stays standing until the bell. 10-9 Hunt.
Round 3: Hunt strings Brock with a right hand early. Lesnar shoots under a left hook and puts Hunt on his back against the cage. Left hands from Lesnar. One minute in. Hunt not doing much to stand. Lesnar nearly has mount or the back. Punches continue to pile up and Hunt gets half guard. Two minutes in. Full mount now for the former UFC champion. Thumping blows. Two minutes to go.
Hunt's not doing much besides try to frame. Lesnar chipping away at the Super Samoan. One minute to go. Hunt regains half guard. Lesnar keeps bonking until the bell. 10-8 Lesnar.
Final result: Lesnar def. Hunt by unanimous decision
205 lbs.: Daniel Cormier vs. Anderson Silva
Round 1: Cormier advancing, Silva circling. Cormier shoots and scores a takedown. Silva regains full guard and Cormier goes to work with short punches. One minute in. Silva controlling posture, taking short blows. Cormer stacks him on the fence, steps into half guard. Two minutes in. Ground-and-pound continues. Two minutes to go.
Elbow from Cormier, more punches soon after. Hard punches. Silva still not doing much besides keeping Cormier pinned tight. One minute to go. Solid right hand by Cormier, then elbows as he postures up. 10-9 Cormier.
Round 2: Cormier cracks Silva with a right hand early, then blocks a head kick and flying knee. Cormer catches a body kick and takes Silva down into side control. He tries to mount, caught in half guard. One minute in. Anderson really not doing much off of his back. Two minutes in. Cormier staying heavy, landing punches to the crowd's displeasure. Ground-and-pound continues. Two minutes to go.
Big John stands them up. Silva's slow to rise. Long right hand from DC. One minute to go. Silva with a high knee. Overhand left lands for him and they trade. Sharp rights by Cormier, elbow from Silva and they tie up. 10-9 Cormier.
Round 3: Cormier soon hits another takedown and takes half guard. One minute in. Cormier staying heavy and chipping away. Two minutes in. Silva just hanging onto Cormier, really. Ref stands them up with two minutes to go.
Left hook from Cormier. One minute to go. Cormier whiffs on a right hand, eats a hard body kick. Silva on the attack. Cormier ties up. Round ends there. 10-9 Cormier.
Final result: Cormier def. Silva by unanimous decision
145 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for interim featherweight title
Round 1: Low kick from Edgar. Counter right lands for Aldo. Jab from Frankie, Aldo with one to the body. One minute in. Aldo left hook. Edgar low kicks. Two minutes in. Edgar rushes, lands a low kick and jab. counter right from the Brazilian. Again. Two minutes to go.
Edgar shoots, can't get him down. Body kick lands, low kick soon after. Combination from Edgar lands. Shifting right hook as Aldo circles out. One minute to go. Both try spinning back kicks. Hard straight right from Aldo. Aldo slipping punches. Adgar goes low-high. Knee to the body from Aldo, left hook by Edgar. Jumping knee just misses, left hook does not. Aldo scores a knockdown before the bell. Great round. 10-9 Aldo with the late damage.
Round 2: Body shots and low kicks from Edgar. More low kicks. One minute in. Body kick. Counter left hook comes back from Aldo. Edgar catches a kick, Aldo throws him off. Edgar misses a wheel kick. Overhand right does land for him. Two minutes in. 1-2 lands for Aldo. Edgar tries a high kick. Edgar bleeding from over the right eye, lands a rihgt hand. Aldo avoids a knee-tap. Then a single-leg. Two minutes to go.
Hard 1-2 by Aldo, Edgar shrugs it off and lands a right of his own. Aldo connects on a counter 3-2, lands a right and stuffs a takedown. Counter right lands. One minute to go. Jabs from Aldo met by a low kick. Edgar catches a jumping knee and Aldo shoves him down. 10-9 Edgar.
Round 3: Edgar low kick. Once again after Aldo looks for a counter low kick. Counter 2-3 by Aldo, Edgar lands a right hand and left hook in the next rush. Edgar shoots, denied but he lands a left hook. One minute in. Edgar ties up on the fence, eats a knee. Edgar still pressing him against the cage. Uppercut by Frankie and left hook by Aldo on the break. Two minutes in. Jab exchange. Solid shots by Edgar in the center. 1-2 lands. He blitzes, doesn't land clean. Two minutes to go.
Nasty 1-2 by Aldo. Edgar comes back with an overhand right. Edgar runs into a knee, but manages to tie up on the fence. They separate. One minute to go. Cuffing right by Edgar. Edgar low kick, Aldo left hook. Aldo lands a knee and lands his first low kick before the bell. These are REALLY tough to score. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 4: Quick flurry from Edgar. Low kick lands for him. Edgar tries a high kick, blocked. 2-1 lands. One minute in. Body kick connects. Fake takedown to a right hand, then a body shot. Aldo pops him with a stiff jab. Two minutes in. They trade in the center. Cross counter by Edgar. Lead left hook. High kick blocked. Sizzling right hands from Aldo. Hard exchange in the center. Two minutes to go.
Aldo starting to throw back and land some heavy shots. Frankie shoots, stuffed. Counter right lands for Aldo. One minute to go. Counter right lands clean again. Jab scores a flash knockdown on Edgar. Right hand lands soon after. Right hand by Edgar. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 5: Low kick from Aldo to start the round. Edgar moving forward as usual. Hard left hook from Aldo as he pivots off, Edgar comes back with a low kick. Head kick by Aldo lands through the guard. 2-3 from Edgar. Nice left hook by Edgar. Hard counter right stings Edgar. Edgar with a low-high combo in return. Two minutes in. Frankie avoids a counter elbow, can't get the takedown. Jab exchange. Hard lead right by Aldo; these are LOUD punches. Edgar bleeding freely from the right side of his face. Two minutes to go.
Aldo denies an attempt to clinch. Edgar to the body. Edgar high kick blocked, eats a right hand. Aldo's footwork has been on point. One minute to go. Good exchange in the center. Right hand lands for Edgar, counter right from Aldo. Edgar falls short with a wheel kick. The Brazilian's best round of the fight. 10-9 Aldo.
Final result: Aldo def. Edgar by unanimous decision
265 lbs.: Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
Round 1: Velasquez comes out strong, eats a straight right. Low kicks from Cain. Jab lands for him as Browne circles on the fence. Another low kick from Cain. Both fall just short with punches. Knee from Browne. Cain looks for a single-leg, settles for a knee inside. One minute in. Velasquez pressing him against the cage. They separate. Velasquez lands a low kick, fakes a takedown and lands another. Once again. 3-2 from Cain lands clean. Two minutes in. Back to the center. Hard flurry by Velasquez forces Browne back. He re-engages and down goes Browne from an overhand right. Cain takes half guard and goes to work. Two minutes to go.
Right hands from the former champion. Cain postures up and drills him with more punches as the Hawaiian tries to stand. One minute to go. A left hook rattles Browne. Velasquez misses on a wheel kick, then cracks him with a knee. Velasquez easily wrangles him back to the mat and pounds away until Browne simply covers up.
Final result: Velasquez def. Browne by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena
Round 1: Zingano lands a right hand and ties up, landing a knee to the body. She counters a takedown attempt into side control. Pena soon scrambles up and presses Zingano against the cage. One minute in. Cat trips her into butterfly guard. Pena again manages to stand, eating a knee along the way. Pena hits the next takedown into half guard. Zingano gets to her knees, Pena in the front headlock. Two minutes in. Pena loses her grip on a guillotine and winds up on her back. Two minutes to go.
Pena trying to work her guard higher, not finding success. Elbows from Zingano. One minute to go. Zingano keeps up the ground -and-pound. Pena swings for an armbar, eats a big right hand as she does. They return to their feet before the bell. 10-9 Zingano.
Round 2: Zingano comes out swinging and counters a takedown attempt with a hip toss. Zingano on top in full guard, landing short shots. One minute in. Zingano stands over her and lets her up, only to hit a lovely bodylock suplex. Side control now for Zingano. Pena turns into her and Zingano tries to counter with a rear crucifix. Pena gets her limbs free and takes top side control. Zingano controlling posture with a headlock. Zingano gets to her knees and Pena looks for the back. Turtle position. Two minutes to go.
One hook in for Pena, now the body triangle. One minute to go. Pena looking for the choke, briefly tries a neck crank. Zingano handfights until the bell. 10-9 Pena.
Round 3: Thy quickly clinch and Pena trips her to the mat. Half guard for Pena. Elbow by Pena. One minute in. Still half guard. Zingano tries to make space, cannot. Two minutes in. North-south for Pena. Zingano gets to her knees. Pena takes her back, working to get a second hook in. Two minutes to go.
Pena works for the choke and locks it up on her chin. Zingano grits it out. One minute to go. Pena still looking for the choke, drops some solid punches. Zingano takes top position with ten seconds to go. 10-9 Pena.
Final result: Pena def. Zingano by unanimous decision
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Round 1: They trade punches in the center. Good 1-2 by Gastelum lands on Hendricks' weirdly-naked chin. Gastelum low kicks. One minute in. Gastelum staying busy with his kicks. Another hard 1-2 by Gastelum, then an overhand left. 1-2 by Gastelum, left hand by Hendricks. Gastelum winning the striking exchanges thus far. Another 1-2 lands for him. 1-2 again. Hendricks comes back with a hard uppercut. Two minutes in. Hendricks looks really flat in there. 1-2s from Gastelum connect. Brutal punching combinations by Gastelum and Hendricks seems hurt. Gastelum stuffs a takedown, eats an uppercut, and gets put on the fence. Two minutes to go.
They separate. Gastelum swings, eats a left hand. One minute to go. Gastelum marching forward. 1-2 from Gastelum, 3-2-3. Hendricks throws back, good left hand in the exchange. 10-9 Gastelum.
Round 2: Gastelum seems firmly in control. Lead left and low kick from Hendricks. Fake level change and another stiff left. Lead left, low kick. Double left hand. One minute in. Hendricks catches a body kick, swats at Gastelum and chases him to the fence. Hendricks gets him down to his seat, then grabs the rear waistlock as they stand. They separate. Gastelum tries an uppercut, lands a knee. Gastelum back on the advance. Combo from the former champ, who eats a body kick. Fake knee, straight left. 1-1-2 lands for Gastelum. Two minutes to go.
Hendricks lands a combination, ends with a low kick, and ties up. They separate. Hard counter left from Hendricks. Gastelum grabs double underhooks and lands some hard shots inside. Hendricks comes back with a left. Gastelum to the body. One minute to go. Straight left by Gastelum and they swing. Quick combination by Gastelum in the center. He's visibly the fresher of the two. Good low kick before the bell. 10-9 Hendricks.
Round 3: Hendricks lumbers after Gastelum and they exchange. Hard punches by Gastelum. Counter left lands for Hendricks. Gastelum back on the advance. Combination from the Ultimate Fighter vet. One minute in. Knee from Hendricks, right hook and low kick from Gastelum. Gendricks is badly gassed. Low kick and left hand by Hendricks and they tie up. Gastelum pursues after they separate. Hendricks rips to the body and again they trade. Gastelum's firmly in control. Two minutes in. Nasty left by Gastelum. Hendricks connects with a combiantion. Two minutes to go.
Hendricks shoots, lands some hard left hands as he shoots. He gets in on Gastelum's hips and gets a brief takedown. Gastelum pops up and digs elbows to the body. Left by Hendricks as they break. One minute to go. Hendricks shoots once again. Gastelum shoots now, nearly gets taken down in turn. Great slugging by both men. Absolute bombs before the bell. 10-9 Gastelum.
Final result: Gastelum def. Hendricks by unanimous decision
135 lbs.: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
Round 1: Dillashaw moving as always. Low kick lands. Overhand right connects for him. Body kick by Assuncao in return. One minute in. Low kick exchange, looping right by Dillashaw. Counter right lands for the Brazilian. Dillashaw connects with a combination and they briefly tie up. Two minutes in. Dillashaw staying active with punches. Low kick connects. Assuncao low kick, Dillashaw body kick. Assuncao tries a wheel kick. Low kick lands. Assuncao catches a body kick and lands a knee. Two minutes to go.
Dillashaw lands a low kick, then a high kick and right hand. Assuncao lugs him to the fence but can't get the takedown. Quick exchange. Dilashaw shoots off an Assuncao body kick and puts him on the fence. They separate with a minute to go. Nice side kick to the face by Assuncao. Dillashaw lands a hard right hand and they two exchange in an excellent sequence. 10-9 Dillashaw.
Round 2: Dillashaw with an early right hook and they trade kicks. Dillashaw shoots, denied. Nasty counter right from Dillashaw off a naked low kick. One minute in. Dillashaw lands a low kick. Long right by Assuncao glances off. Body kick connects after a Dillashaw right hand. The American's really taken over the bout. They exchange inside. Two minutes in. Straight lefts by the Brazilian, straight right by Dillashaw soon after. Hard counter right connects for Assuncao. Two minutes to go.
Dillashaw lands a right hand, Assuncao comes back with a kick. Assuncao ducks a straight left and hits a takedown, only for DIllashaw to pop right up. The Brazilian lands a hard right as they exchange, then an uppercut as Dillashaw shoots. Dillashaw comes back with a right hand and they pause the fight to examine Assuncao's busted nose. One minute to go. Quick takedown from Dillashaw, Assuncao scrambles up immediately. Good exchange before the bell. 10-9 Dillashaw.
Round 3: They get right back to furious exchanges. Stout defense from both men considering how much leather is flying. Assuncao body kick, Dillashaw low kick. Leg kick from Assuncao, straight right by Dillashaw. One minute in. Stiff left by the Brazilian. Overhand right connects for Dillashaw and he fires a blast double. Assuncao defends and counters a head kick with a right hand. Two minutes in. Dillashaw bleeding from over his right eye. Body kick from Dillashaw, right hand by Assuncao. Dillashaw sneaks in a body shot and right hand. Two minutes to go.
Rapid exchange, overhand right by the American. Straight right counters an Assuncao low kick. Assuncao shoots, denied. Round started close, but beginning to favor Dillashaw. Fake level change into a right hook. Another counter right as Assuncao kicks. One minute to go. Right hook from Assuncao, Dillashaw takes him down off a body kick. Dillashaw steps into half guard and Assuncao soon pops up. 10-9 Dillashaw.
Final result: Dillashaw def. Assuncao by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
Round 1: Marin moving forward. Both land jabs. Head kick and right hand connect for Northcutt. 3-2 from the Spaniard on the fence. Another head kick, Marin shrugs it off. Straight right lands clean, as does a flying knee. Marin ties up and takes him to the fence. One minute in. Northcutt defending the takedown. Marin changes levels and lands on top, avoiding a guillotine. Two minutes in Northcutt falls back for a leg and uses it to sweep into top position. Northcutt looking for the back, both hooks in. Solid ground-and-pond, Marin manages to turn into half guard. Two minutes to go.
Marin looking to turn into him, does so and stands. Marin lands in the clinch and sprawls on a shot, looking for the back. One minute to go. Northcutt escapes out the back door. He lands some nasty shots as Marin trues to rise, goes back to controlling from the turtle position. Marin shoots in and scores a takedown before the bell. 10-9 Northcutt.
Round 2: Marin once more on the advance. Good 1-2 from Northcutt. Marin lands a combination on the counter. Oblique kick from Northcutt, then an attempted takedown. Sage briefly gets him down, but Marin winds up on top in side control. North-south now. Marin threatens a Kimura, then transitions to an armbar. Two minutes to go. Marin breaks his grip and looks to have it locked up, only for Northcutt to sweep his way into top position. Two minutes to go.
Northcutt on top in guard. Marin swings his legs up for an armbar, falls well short. Marin hits a well-timed takedown as Sage backs off and takes side control. One minute to go. Marin soon locks up a Kimura and this looks like trouble. Marin transitions to an armbar, Northcutt takes top position more easily than last time. Elbows before the bell. 10-9 Marin.
Round 3: Both men land flush punches in the early going. They tie up in the center, Marin looks for a trip and hauls him to the cage. Another takedown for Marin. One minute in. Northcutt on his rear with his back on the fence. He manages to get his hips out and look to stand. Marin staying heavy on him. He gets to his feet and Marin grabs the rear waistlock. Two minutes in. Sage turns to face him and lands some hard elbows as Marin shoots. Sage sprawls on it and locks up a front choke. Marin slips out and shoots once more. Two minutes to go.
Marin scores another takedown on the fence. He stands and Marin puts in a hook. Northcutt rolls into top position. Solid punches and elbows by Northcutt before the bell. Closer round. 10-9 Marin; Northcutt did more damage but spent too long getting controlled.
Final result: Northcutt def. Marin by unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez
Round 1: Body kick from Sanchez. Uppercut, looping right. Solid low kick connects. BOMBS from Lauzon and down goes Sanchez! He rises, only to get melted again by a left hook. Sanchez shoots, then makes it to his feet. Lauzon slams home bombs, brain-rattling uppercuts sending Sanchez staggering along the fence. Lauzon turns to the ref, then resumes the punishment. A tremendous right straight finally sends the referee into action and Joe Lauzon is the first man to ever knock out Diego Sanchez by something other than cut stoppage.
Final result: Lauzon def. Sanchez by TKO (punches)
185 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos
Round 1: Tentative start. 1-2 from Mousasi, shot denied. Santos dings him with a left hook as they separate. One minute in. Low kick from Mousasi, Santos answers in kind. Jab by Mousasi. Counter left hook by Santos, but Mousasi batters him with a series of right hands. Santos stumbles to the mat and Mousasi jumps on him, looking for the back. Solid punches from Mousasi. Santos works his way back to his feet, eats a knee to the body and gets slung back down into side control. Two minutes to go.
Short elbows by the Armenain veteran. Santos ties him up in half guard. One minute to go. Mousasi landing as Santos shifts and regains full guard. Santos makes space to stand, only to get lamped by a right hand as he does. He crashes down and a couple more punches seal the deal.
Final result: Mousasi def. Santos by KO (punches)
155 lbs.: Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller
Round 1: Both men southpaws. Left cross lands for Miller. Gomi to the body on the counter. Miller catches a kick and scores a takedown, quickly taking the back. Both hooks in. One minute in. Miller threatens an arm with a keylock, then goes back to looking for the choke. Full body triangle for Miller. Gomi handfighting. Miller flattens him out and Gomi covers up, absorbing punches until the referee steps in.
Final result: Miller def. Gomi by TKO (punches)