Not the best performance by Nelson but I think he should have got that 29-28 based on takedowns and control against the cage. Lewis landed more but that number is somewhat slanted by how much he outstruck Nelson in round one.
The fuck was that??? I could see Lewis getting round 1, but after that it was pretty much all Nelson minus that one punch with about 20 seconds left. Speaking which, how did that shot not drop him cold???
Yeah he was playing with fire fighting that style against Alvarez.
EDIT: So confused. So now Miesha Tate/Amanda Nunes is the main event. Bout order not really relevant at the end of the day but kind of surprised.
EDIT 2: Mr. Helwani may be on to something. Kind of odd they'd randomly demote Lesnar/Hunt after airing promos all night announcing it as the new main event. Unless perhaps Rousey is going to make an appearance.
So Anderson Silva is fighting Cormier now? Man, I'd love to see the Spider just morph back into his old self for one night and thrash Cormier. Don't even dislike DC, but it'd be cool to see Silva put on a show for old time's sake.
Moraga just refusing to put any type of combos together for some reason. He should have streamrolled this guy, instead he'll end up with a decision at this rate. Guess he figures he has a lot more to lose as the #6 ranked Flyweight going against an unranked opponent.
EDIT: That what happens when you play it too safe.
Joanna probably should have lost the first fight (close decision) but I think she takes the rematch. 5 rounds (if needed) better suits her and I could see the championship rounds being the difference maker.
EDIT: What a fight. Late rounds made the difference. Joanna's cardio is no joke
Yeah all three judges gave her a 10-8 for the 4th (which is how I had it) and one judge gave her a 10-8 for the 5th. I wasn't sure if judges would give her the third or not, hard to say with some judges which has more weight striking or takedowns. I felt she deserved it with her striking though and the judges saw it the same way. Oddly enough even if the judges gave Claudia the third round, the fight would have ended up a Majority Draw and Joanna would still be champ.
She over committed too much with her wrestling and she just didn't have the cardio late in the fight.
Guessing the winner of Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 201 will be next for the champ.
A unique deal struck between the UFC and the WWE allowed former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to make his return to mixed martial arts competition at the landmark UFC 200 event. Though Lensar is still under contract with the pro-wrestling organization, he was allowed to compete in a "one-off" fight for the UFC because of certain circumstances, including the fact that UFC 200 is targeted to be the biggest event in UFC history.
The WWE has been heavily promoting Lesnar's return to the Octagon against Mark Hunt. For example, Lesnar's weigh-in was streamed on the official WWE website. According to UFC president Dana White, who talked to the media following the UFC 200 weigh-ins on Friday evening, the UFC 200 broadcast on Saturday will feature promotion for the WWE (perhaps next month's SummerSlam event, which features Lesnar).
"The fact that they did this, I wanted to reciprocate, so yes," White said, when asked if UFC 200 will feature any WWE promotional material (via Fight Network). "And they're doing it. If you look today, Brock's weigh-in will be on all social media for WWE. This deal couldn't have worked out any better."
White also went into a bit of detail regarding who was involved in the deal to re-sign Lesnar to the premier mixed martial arts organization and how it all came together.
"It was Brock's team, me, Vince and Triple H. Brock Lensar just weighed-in on stage and he's fighting here tomorrow night, so it went great. Listen, Vince and I have had our ups and downs and Vince is a tough character to deal with. He's an animal. It's one of the things that I respect about him. I think he's loosened up a bit on the UFC."
Lesnar's return to the Octagon against Hunt co-headlines UFC 200, which takes place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 9. A women's bantamweight title fight between champ Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes is the main event of the evening.
WWE has yet to mention this fight on TV, and unless Lesnar wins, they probably will pretend like it never happened.
Not that I blame them for playing it safe at all---it's smart on their part, but getting the aid of WWE's TV flagship shows would have been a huge boost to UFC 200 and they got zilch as far as that goes.
Heyman cutting a promo could have sold an extra 100k buys by himself---of course, as I said, if WWE went all out like that and Brock gets his face punched in, then they come out with egg on their faces.