UFC 200 is set to unfold tonight (Sat., July 9, 2016) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. With mixed martial arts (MMA) superstars like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, WWE superstar Brock Lesnar, Heavyweight knockout artist Mark Hunt, women's Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and former champions Cain Velasquez, Jose Aldo, and Frankie Edgar holding down the main card, UFC 200 should deliver in spades.
But, before the UFC 200 PPV sets your cable box ablaze, a portion of the event's "Prelims" undercard will take place on Fight Pass starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Find out what happened right here as the UFC 200 Fight Pass undercard recaps roll in real-time:
Diego Sanchez vs Joe Lauzon
As one of the leading candidates to capture Fight of the Night honors at UFC 200, Sanchez vs Lauzon was destined to be a bloody contest chock full of sharp elbows, furious combinations and technical grappling. Luckily for fight fans, Lauzon (26-11) was able to pour it on Sanchez (26-7) in the early going, staggering him on his feet while looking for the referee to jump in. After inflicting unnecessary punishment to Sanchez, Lauzon's effort's eventually forced the first-round stoppage. It was a lackluster performance for Sanchez despite refusing to go down, but a fight Lauzon could certainly use to launch himself back into the mix at 155 pounds, especially considering he became the first fighter ever to finish "The Nightmare" via strikes.
Gegard Mousasi vs Thiago Santos
Considering Santos (13-4) was filling in on short notice for an injured Derek Brunson at UFC 200, he was already behind the eight ball entering a tough matchup with rising Middleweight title threat Mousasi (39-6-2), who has won three out of his last four Octagon appearances. Well, it didn't take long for Mousasi to catch Santos will a combination against the cage, drop him, get on top and land heavy ground-and-pound. When the Brazilian got back to his feet with under a minute left in the first round, Mousasi finished him with a vicious right-handed uppercut. This marks Mousasi's third UFC finish and a knockout victory that will inch him closer to the top 5.
Jim Miller vs Takanori Gomi
UFC 200 kicked off with a Lightweight battle between MMA veterans Miller (26-8) and Gomi (35-12). Both fighters came into the bout riding a two-fight losing streak and needed to impress in order to stay afloat in a crowded 155-pound division. Without absorbing any damage, Miller got Gomi to the ground, took his back, pestered the Japanese knockout artist with elite grappling and eventually earned the first-round technical knockout finish. The victory puts Miller back on track as he continues to display fight-ending ability at the age of 32. Unfortunately for Gomi, this could be the last time we see him enter the Octagon.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 200 fight card, 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.