It has been a roller coaster of a week in mixed martial arts, but the UFC 200 card is finally set after the official weigh-ins Friday morning (video below) with the ceremonial weigh-ins happening Friday night (video above).
It was officially announced that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate would defend her title against Amanda Nunes in the main event of the show. It is the third scheduled show-closer just this week. In a shocker, Tate almost missed weight today which would have further thrown the show into chaos.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier vs. MMA legend Anderson Silva was also officially announced for the card. The event was sent into array by Jon Jones’ drug test failure, and it was initially unclear if Cormier would fight on Saturday night, but Silva stepped in to face Cormier in a non-title fight at 205 lbs.
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt, which was briefly scheduled to be the main event, is now the second fight from the top.
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship and Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne round out the main card.
Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena, Johny Hendricks vs. Kevin Gastelum, TJ Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao, and Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin will be on the FS1 prelims. Hendricks missed weight today by .25 and will forfeit 20% of his purse.
As if that wasn’t enough, Diego Sanchez vs. joe Lauzon, Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos, and Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi will start off the night on UFC Fight Pass.
Here’s Friday’s weigh-ins, courtesy of MMA Fighting: