Watch UFC 200 Full Event Replay

As UFC 300 approaches this weekend (Sat., April 13, 2024) in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s crucial to revisit another monumental pay-per-view (PPV) event in the promotion’s history: UFC 200. Taking place on July 9, 2016, UFC 200 was a landmark occasion that featured some of the biggest names in the sport.


Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Press Conference

At the heart of UFC 200 was a highly-anticipated rematch between bitter rivals, Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, for UFC’s Light Heavyweight championship. However, just days before the event, Jones was pulled from the fight because of a potential anti-doping violation, casting a shadow over the event. In his place, Anderson Silva — a former Middleweight champion and mixed martial arts (MMA) legend — stepped up on short notice to face Cormier in a non-title bout. Despite the circumstances, Cormier delivered a dominant performance, out-classing Silva over three rounds to secure a unanimous decision victory.

UFC 200: Tate v Nunes

Another highlight of UFC 200 was the women’s Bantamweight title fight between Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes. Tate — coming off a stunning upset victory over Holly Holm to claim the title (watch highlights) — faced a tough challenge in “Lioness,” a ferocious striker known for her knockout power. In a back-and-forth battle, Nunes proved to be the superior fighter, overwhelming Tate with her aggressive striking and securing a first-round submission victory to capture the women’s Bantamweight belt.

It was great.

UFC 200: Tate v Nunes

In addition, UFC 200 featured a Heavyweight clash between Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt in a bout that marked Lesnar’s return to the Octagon after a five-year hiatus. Despite concerns about Lesnar’s layoff and Hunt’s formidable striking, Lesnar showcased his trademark wrestling dominance, controlling the fight with his grappling en route to a unanimous decision victory.

And a lengthy court battle.

Outside of the marquee matchups, UFC 200 also saw several memorable moments, including a thrilling Featherweight bout between Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the interim title, which “Scarface” won via unanimous decision.

Despite last-minute changes and insane setbacks, the event delivered unforgettable moments and showcased the talent and determination of the athletes involved. Looking ahead to UFC 300, fans can expect another electrifying showcase of world-class MMA talent and thrilling matchups.

Leaps and bounds better than UFC 200?

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BIGGEST, BADDEST COMBAT SPORTING EVENT! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make history inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., April 13, 2024, staging the 300th pay-per-view (PPV) event since its inception in 1993. Alex Pereira will put his 205-pound belt on the line in UFC 300’s main event against returning former division roost-ruler, Jamahal Hill. In UFC 300’s co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Weili Zhang, will defend against top-ranked contender, Xiaonan Yan, while Justin Gaethje puts his “Baddest Motherf—ker” gimmick belt on the line against former Featherweight deity, Max Holloway, in an all-action Lightweight showdown. UFC 300’s blockbuster PPV main card (see it here) will also feature Charles Oliveira vs. Arman Tsarukyan and Bo Nickal vs. Cody Brundage. All that and so much more! UFC 300 start time scheduled for 6 p.m. ET (Prelims) and 10 p.m. ET (PPV).

Don’t miss a single second of EPIC face-punching action!

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 300 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET (simulcast on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET), before the pay-per-view (PPV) main card start time at 10 p.m. ET (also on ESPN+).

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