The event will be the first that the business has managed at T-Mobile Industry, which exposed in Apr 2016. It will require place through the UFC’s gross annual International Fight Week and mark the next time the UFC will host three events in consecutive days.
A welterweight rematch between your Ultimate Fighter 5 success and former light and portable name challenger Nate Diaz and current UFC Featherweight Champ Conor McGregor was at first likely to headline the function. The pairing achieved early in the entire year at UFC 196 recently. McGregor was likely to challenge UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos, but dos Anjos pulled out due to a broken foot only 11 days prior to the event. Diaz eventually changed him and the bout was shifted to the welterweight department. Diaz triumphed in the struggle via rear-naked choke in the next round.
Everything evolved on Apr 19: in an abrupt turn of situations, after McGregor tweeting a meant retirement living, the UFC released that he was drawn from the function and an upgraded for him has been sought. UFC Chief executive Dana White clarified that McGregor’s removal was related to his refusal to come quickly to a press seminar that week, because “he was in Iceland training and didn’t want to wreck his prep for the combat”. McGregor released a declaration two days and nights later, claiming he’s not retired and that he wanted the UFC to permit him to target more on the battle preparation this time around, as he seems he lost his concentration during the marketing obligations going back fight. An ultimatum was presented with by him, stating he’s ready for the function and would come for a planned NY press convention, but in the event that’s insufficient, he “doesn’t really know what to state”. A written report said that the UFC made a decision to cancel the struggle indeed later, in that which was rumored to be always a $10 million salary for McGregor
On 27 April, the UFC officially declared the new headliner as a UFC Light Heavyweight Tournament unification rematch between current champ Daniel Cormier and ex – champ Jon Jones, who’s the existing interim champ also. In January 2015 with Jones defending his title via unanimous decision the pairing satisfied recently at UFC 182. After that victory, Jones was stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely from the UFC regarding the a hit-and-run incident that he was involved with. Cormier substituted him and continued to beat Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 to get the vacant name. Their rematch was expected to take place at UFC 197 originally, but Cormier drawn out three weeks prior to the event anticipated to damage and was substituted by Ovince Saint Preux, in what became an interim subject bout. Jones continued to beat Saint Preux by unanimous decision and triumphed in the interim name.
T-Mobile World shall variety the much predicted event UFC 200, which is the 363rd overall in UFC record.
On 4 June, through the UFC 199 main greeting card broadcast, it was released that ex – UFC Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar will go back to the UFC for his first combat since Dec 2011. He’ll face the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix success and previous interim subject contender Draw Hunt.
Because of McGregor’s experiments beyond his section, an interim UFC Featherweight Tournament bout between past champ Jos? Aldo and past lightweight champ Frankie Edgar is likely to take place as of this event. This is a rematch also, as Aldo defended his name against Edgar at UFC 156 in 2013 via unanimous decision.
A UFC Women’s Bantamweight Tournament bout between current champ Miesha Tate and top contender Amanda Nunes is also expected because of this event.
The cards is also likely to include a heavyweight bout between past two-time champ Cain Travis and Velasquez Browne, a middleweight bout between previous Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champ Gegard Derek and Mousasi Brunson, and a welterweight bout between previous UFC Welterweight Champ Johny Hendricks and THE BEST Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen victor Kelvin Gastelum.
A compact bout between Joe Lauzon and THE BEST Fighter 1 champion and former light name challenger Diego Sanchez was at first booked for UFC 180. However, the bout was terminated scheduled to both fighters being wounded. The attack was rescheduled because of this event. Also, another handful of lightweight bouts between former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi and Jim Miller, as well as Sage Enrique and Northcutt Mar?n are anticipated to occur as of this event.
Also on the cards you will see a women’s bantamweight bout between previous title challenger Kitty Zingano and THE BEST Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate champion Julianna Pe?a, and a bantamweight rematch between previous UFC Bantamweight Champ T.J. Raphael and dillashaw Assun??o. The pairing first achieved at UFC Attack Night time: Maia vs. In October 2013 shields, when Assun??o earned an in depth bout via divide decision. Source: Wikipedia