UFC 200 Card, Brock Lesnar wrestled his way to a decision victory over Mark Hunt in his first MMA fight in five years. In the main event, Amanda Nunes submitted Miesha Tate to take the UFC women’s bantamweight belt.
Amanda Nunes beat up and then choked out Miesha Tate to claim the women’s bantamweight belt in one round at UFC 200 on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The belt that Ronda Rousey owned for so long has now been passed around to four different women in three fights, from Rousey to Holly Holm to Tate and now to Nunes.
Nunes used precision punching to hurt Tate on the feet. She quickly took her down and choked out the bloodied Tate.
Former UFC champ Brock Lesnar managed to implement his wrestling game against kickboxer Mark Hunt. Lesnar took a unanimous decision win after implementing a classic ground and pound game in two of the three rounds and surviving virtually unscathed on the feet.
Daniel Cormier was supposed to headline this card but when USADA informed the UFC that Jon Jones failed a drug test and couldn’t fight, DC was lucky to have a fight. The legendary Anderson Silva stepped up on 2 days notice, coming off gall bladder surgery only weeks ago to give Cormier a foe.
The fight itself was less dramatic. Cormier used his wrestling to dominate on the ground Silva for most of the fight. Silva landed a body kick late in the fight that briefly stunned Cormier, but it was too little, too late and DC got the unanimous decision.
Jose Aldo impressed with dominant five round decision win over Frankie Edgar to take the interim featherweight title. Edgar came out agressive early but Aldo cracked him hard at the end of the first round. Eventually Edgar eroded under Aldo’s sustained assault, bloodied and slowing he fought hard to the end but only took a single round on most of the judges cards.
Former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez impressed with a first round demolition of Travis Browne. He shocked Browne with a wheel kick to the head and followed with a crushing left hand that dropped “Hapa.” Browne survived the initial follow up but Velasquez got him down and pounded him out with only three seconds left in the first round.
Juliana Pena survived a rough opening against Cat Zingano to notch a unanimous decision win in the Fox Sports 1 prelims featured bout. Zingano threw Pena early with a hip toss and follow up with ground and pound but couldn’t get the finish. Pena came back in the later rounds and nearly finished Zingano with a rear nkd choke but couldn’t get the tap.
Kelvin Gastelum, the youngest-ever Ultimate Fighter, beat ex-champ Johny Hendricks via unanimous decision. Hendricks missed weight for the bout, only nine months after pulling out of a UFC 192 bout against Tyrone Woodley due to weight cut related health woes.
Former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw avenged a 2013 split decision loss to Raphael Assuncao with a clear unanimous decision win. Dillashaw continually popped Assuncao with hard counter rights that the Brazilian had no answer for.
Much hyped 20-year-old prospect Sage Northcutt survived several close submission attempts from Enrique Marin en route to a unanimous decision win.
Veteran Joe Lauzon became the first man to finish Diego Sanchez in the Fight Pass prelims headliner. Lauzon caught Sanchez with a left hook that dropped him and followed up with precision punching until the ref was forced to make the stoppage to protect an out on his feet Diego.
In the night’s second fight, middleweight Gegard Mousasi utterly dominated Thiago Santos before getting the TKO finish at 4:32 of round 1. Mousasi stunned Santos on the feet, battered him on the ground.and then caught Santos with an uppercut that finished him as he tried to stand up.
In the Fight Pass opener, veteran Jim Miller made quick work of legendary Pride champion Takanori Gomi. Miller took Gomi down and finished him with ground and pound at 2:18 of the first.
Complete UFC 200 Results
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Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes def. Miesha Tate via submission (RNC) at 3:16 of Rd. 1.
Heavyweight Brock Lesnar def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (29-27×3).
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier def. Anderson Silva via unanimous decision (30-26×3).
Featherweight Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Heavyweight Cain Velasquez def. Travis Browne via TKO (punches on the ground) at 4:57 of Rd. 1.
Women’s Bantamweight Julianna Pena def. Cat Zingano via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Catchweight (171.25 lbs) Kelvin Gastelum def. Johny Hendricks via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. Raphael Assuncao via unanimous decision (30-2×3)
Lightweight Sage Northcutt def. Enrique Marín via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Fight Pass Prelims
Lightweight Joe Lauzon def. Diego Sanchez via TKO (punches) at 1:26 of Rd. 1.
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi def. Thiago Santos via TKO (punches) at 4:32 of Rd. 1.
Lightweight Jim Miller def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (punches) at 2:18 of Rd. 1.