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Quick Results: UFC 200

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Quick Results: UFC 200

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After months and months of waiting, UFC 200 has finally come and gone. And the landmark card, which emanated from the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, delivered just as we hoped it would.

Highlighted by two title fights, the return of former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar, a last-minute light heavyweight super fight, an absurdly stacked undercard, an interesting yellow Octagon surface, and the introduction of some colorful new Reebok fight gear, the event was truly one for the history books. Here’s a recap of all the madness for those who were unable to catch the historic event.

The Main Card:

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Nunes Bloodies Tate, Locks up Choke

When Jon Jones’ UFC 200 removal threw a wrench into the card’s original main event, Miesha Tate bantamweight’s title defense against streaking Brazilian Amanda Nunes was given the top spot. Needless to say, we’ve come a long way since Dana White infamously assured that “women will never fight in the UFC.”

As she has done in 9 of her previous 12 wins, Nunes ended this one in the first. Quickly clocking the champion with a series of punches, Nunes then chased her wounded foe around the Octagon, before reversing a failed Tate takedown to lock up a rear-naked choke for the win.

With the win, Nunes becomes the fourth women’s bantamweight champion in UFC history. She’s now 13-4 overall and 4-0 since losing to Cat Zingano back in 2014. Tate, meanwhile, will now have to come to grips with arguably the worst loss of her career. Having had a five-fight streak snapped, she’s now 18-6 overall.

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Lesnar Smothers Hunt for Successful Return

Even after the announcement of the initially-planned Cormier vs. Jones UFC 200 main event, many fight fans felt as though the card ….View full article

Source:: fightland.vice.com