The event would be the first that the business has managed at T-Mobile Industry, in Apr 2016 which exposed. It will require place through the UFC's twelve-monthly 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 victor and former light name challenger Nate Diaz and current UFC Featherweight Champ Conor McGregor was at first likely to headline the function. The pairing recently attained prior in the entire year at UFC 196. 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 section. Diaz received the deal with via rear-naked choke in the next round.
Everything altered on Apr 19: in an abrupt turn of occurrences, after McGregor tweeting a meant retirement life, the UFC released that he was taken 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 spoil his prep for the combat". McGregor released a declaration two times later, claiming he's not retired and that he wanted the UFC to permit him to target more on the deal with preparation this time around, as he seems he lost his concentrate during the multimedia obligations going back fight. An ultimatum was presented with by him, expressing 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 combat 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 previous champ Jon Jones, who's also the existing interim champ. In January 2015 with Jones defending his title via unanimous decision the pairing fulfilled 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 earn the vacant subject. Their rematch was formerly expected to take place at UFC 197, but Cormier taken out three weeks prior to the event anticipated to personal injury and was changed by Ovince Saint Preux, in what became an interim subject bout. Jones continued to beat Saint Preux by unanimous decision and acquired the interim subject.
T-Mobile Area shall web host the much predicted event UFC 200, which is the 363rd overall in UFC record.
On 4 June, through the UFC 199 main credit card broadcast, it was released that ex - UFC Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar will go back to the UFC for his first battle since Dec 2011. He'll face the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix champion and ex - interim subject contender Draw Hunt.
Because of McGregor's experiments beyond his section, an interim UFC Featherweight Tournament bout between previous champ Jos? Aldo and ex - lightweight champ Frankie Edgar is likely to take place as of this event. This is a rematch also, as Aldo defended his subject 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 credit card is also likely to include a heavyweight bout between previous two-time champ Cain Travis and Velasquez Browne, a middleweight bout between ex - Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champ Gegard Mousasi and Derek Brunson, and a welterweight bout between ex - UFC Welterweight Champ Johny Hendricks and THE BEST Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen champion Kelvin Gastelum.
A compact bout between Joe Lauzon and THE BEST Fighter 1 champion and former light-weight subject challenger Diego Sanchez was at first booked for UFC 180. However, the bout was terminated credited to both fighters being wounded. The battle was later rescheduled because of this event. Also, another handful of lightweight bouts between former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Jim and Gomi 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 ex - title challenger Feline Zingano and THE BEST Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate victor Julianna Pe?a, and a bantamweight rematch between previous UFC Bantamweight Champ T.J. Raphael and dillashaw Assun??o. The pairing first attained at UFC Attack Night time: Maia vs. In October 2013 shields, when Assun??o received a detailed bout via break up decision. Source: Wikipedia