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UFC 200 predictions, preview, and analysis

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Well, we made it.

Wasn’t looking so good there for a minute, but now that Jon Jones and his headlines are starting to fade into the background, we can move on and start focusing on the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event, locked and loaded for later tonight (July 9, 2016) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Much of the talk surrounding the UFC 200 event revolves around former heavyweight kingpin Brock Lesnar. He’s looking to prove he’s more than just a WWE guy who faked his way into Fight Club by taking on the heavy handed “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt.

In the UFC 200 main event, Miesha Tate defends her bantamweight title opposite Amanda Nunes, while Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo run it back for a chance to secure the 145-pound interim strap. And don’t worry, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is still on the card as he takes on Anderson Silva.

Plan for a great night of fights.

A complete breakdown of all the UFC 200 preliminary card action — set for FOX Sports 1 and the UFC Fight Pass digital network — are located here. All the latest odds and betting lines for tonight’s mixed martial arts (MMA) fights can be found right here.

That’s it for the potatoes, let’s get to the meat.

135 lbs.: Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (18-5) vs. Amanda “Lioness” Nunes (12-4)

Nostradumbass predicts: It took fans a long time to warm up to Miesha Tate, as “Cupcake” started her UFC career 0-2 and was finished in both losses to Cat Zingano and Ronda Rousey. Imagine someone telling you she would be division champ in 2016?

And yet here we are.

But all that glitters is not gold. The one-time queen of Strikeforce laid a few eggs along the way (think of the Liz Cartouche fight) ….View full article

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