UFC 200 will be held on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it is already looking like it could be one of the best events in UFC's history.
Another championship match has now been added to the event, as UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate will be defending her belt against Amanda Nunes. UFC confirmed the match on their Twitter account on Wednesday night.
This will be Tate's first title defense since she won the championship via a rear-naked choke technical submission in the fifth round against Holly Holm at UFC 196 back in March. She has won five fights in a row since she lost against Ronda Rousey at UFC 168, which was also for the championship.
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Speaking of Rousey, she was expected to be taking on Cupcake in this match instead of Nunes, as she is yet to have her rematch for the title since losing it to Holm at UFC 193. However, according to reports, she is not yet ready to return to the octagon, and won't be ready until later on this year after UFC 200.
Nevertheless, while Tate will be considered the favorite for the clash, Nunes will still be a tough competitor for the champion. The Brazilian has won five of her last six fights and is on a three-fight winning streak. She last fought at UFC 196 too, as she won via decision against Valentina Shevchenko. Nine of her last 12 victories have come via TKO as well.
The headline match for UFC 200 is expected to be Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor at welterweight. This is a rematch of the fight from UFC 196, which Diaz won via a rear-naked choke submission in the second round.
As McGregor won't be defending his UFC Featherweight Championship at a UFC event once again, there will also be an interim UFC Featherweight Championship bout between former champion José Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at the event on July 9. The winner would go on to face the Irish fighter.
Former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will take on Travis Browne at the T-Mobile Arena, and former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks will face Kelvin Gastelum as well.
Also confirmed for the card are, Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi, Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin, Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon, and Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson.
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