UFC finalizes UFC 200 fight card lineup and start time
Fans and fighters are just two weeks away from what is expected to be the biggest event in UFC history.
We already knew who was fighting on the star-studded card, but now we know the all-important when and where each fight is slated after the UFC revealed the finalized fight card on Friday.
The main card, of course, gets all three title fights and former champions Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez, but that leaves some incredible matchups for fans, on free TV, in the lead-up to the pay-per-view slate.
Check out the official UFC 200 fight card.
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2
The rivalry between Jones and Cormier is one of the most intense feuds in UFC history. The winner not only will walk away as full light heavyweight champion, but also with bragging rights over a heated foe. Jones won the first fight, convincingly, and can put this chapter of his career to rest with a win on July 9.
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt
Once one of UFC’s biggest stars, Lesnar steps back into the Octagon for one memorable night when he takes on heavy-hitting Hunt after almost five years away from the sport. Hunt is eager to spoil the party for the WWE superstar after finishing his past two fights by first-round knockout.
Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
Tate makes her first title defense against Nunes after an incredible performance to win the belt against Holly Holm at UFC 196. Combined, Tate (5) and Nunes (3) have won eight straight fights and will make for yet another exciting women’s bantamweight title fight.
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar 2
Aldo and Edgar engage in a rematch between two of the world’s best 145-pound fighters. Aldo, who reigned as UFC featherweight champion for five years, knows that another win over Edgar will get him back in position to fight for the title. The same goes for Edgar, who will look to avenge the 2013 loss and secure his sixth straight win.
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
UFC 200 marks just the second non-title fight for Velasquez since 2010. He’ll go toe to toe in a likely all-striking affair against 6-foot-7 heavyweight Browne, who is coming off a lopsided beatdown of Matt Mitrione in January.
Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena
A matchup of two top-five women’s bantamweights headlines the FS1 prelims as former title challenger Zingano battles rising star Pena.
Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Former champion Hendricks bounces back from a first-round TKO loss to Stephen Thompson against 12th-ranked welterweight Gastelum. If both fighters have put their issues with weight cutting behind them, fans should be in store for a Fight of the Night candidate.
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao 2
UFC 200 will be Assuncao’s first fight since 2014. Before then, he had won seven straight, including a split decision over Dillashaw, and was establishing himself as a top bantamweight. But injuries kept Assuncao on the sideline, as Dillashaw won and defended the title twice before losing it to Dominick Cruz. The next bantamweight contender could emerge from this bout.
Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
Northcutt looks to put his first career loss behind him when he takes on Marin to kick off the FS1 prelims. Northcutt is easily one of the promotion’s most dynamic athletes and it’ll be interesting to see how much he’s improved after battling adversity early in his UFC career.
Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon
Two UFC legends throw down in the UFC Fight Pass prelims main event. This fan-friendly fight is must-see TV.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos
Santos, who stepped in for Derek Brunson on two weeks’ notice, has first-round knockouts in four of his past five wins and won’t hesitate to throw hands with former DREAM and Strikeforce champion Mousasi, one of the more accomplished strikers in the UFC.
Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi
No better way to kick off UFC 200 than with a classic striker vs. grappler matchup between MMA greats Miller and Gomi.
UFC 200 goes down Saturday, July 9 during International Fight Week, capping a three-events-in-three-days extravaganza for the UFC. Stick with FOX Sports for all the latest news and analysis leading up to the action-packed event.
- Amanda Nunes
- Brock Lesnar
- Cain Velasquez
- Cat Zingano
- Daniel Cormier
- Derek Brunson
- Diego Sanchez
- Dominick Cruz
- Enrique Marin
- Frankie Edgar
- Gegard Mousasi
- Jim Miller
- Joe Lauzon
- Johny Hendricks
- Jon Jones
- Jose Aldo
- Julianna Pena
- Kelvin Gastelum
- Mark Hunt
- Miesha Tate
- Raphael Assuncao
- Sage Northcutt
- Takanori Gomi
- TJ Dillashaw
- Travis Browne