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Fightweets: Turns out UFC 200 is looking pretty good after all

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The UFC swings back into action this weekend, with a slobberknocker between Junior dos Santos and Ben Rothwell that’s worth your while on a Sunday afternoon. In the meantime, all sorts of fights got announced this week, so let’s jump right into it.

UFC 200: Not so bad after all

@RuckerYeah: Am I crazy or is UFC 200 turning out to be pretty good after all?

I can’t answer whether or not you’re crazy, but I think you’re on to something with UFC 200.

Part of the problem with the landmark event was that Zuffa announced the date a full year in advance. That lends itself to a year’s worth of speculation. And when Holly Holm landed the kick heard around the world on Ronda Rousey in November, the idea of Holm-Rousey 2 as the main event of 200 seemed like a surefire recipe to shatter the standards set by UFC 100.

That didn’t pan out. Neither has a rumored Georges St-Pierre return (yet). By the time the UFC reached the point they had to announce something, expectations had been raised so high for so long that they could have lined up Brock Lesnar vs. GSP vs. Rousey vs. Batman vs. Superman vs. Jesus in a six-way free-for-fall and Twitter would have turned thumbs down on the card.

But a funny thing happened while we were all getting ready to declare the July 9 card at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas a bust: There isn’t the blowaway megafight or two at the top, but as the fight bookings have slowly and steadily trickled in, it’s become clear there’s one seriously deep card shaping up.

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