What was tagged as the biggest card in the history of the company took a major blow on Wednesday. Still UFC 200 is scheduled for Saturday July 9th from Las Vegas Nevada on Pay-Per-View at 10PM Eastern Time.
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The main event was supposed to be for the UFC light heavyweight title as Daniel Cormier would face Jon Jones. This match was cancelled as Jones failed a drug test and no opponent for Cormier has been mentioned at press time.
The new main event will feature Brock Lesner return to UFC and he will compete in a heavyweight match against the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt. The odds have Hunt favored by –170 odds with Lesner the underdog returning +140 odds. Brock Lesner returns to the company after leaving in 2011. He left UFC after losses to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 then a TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in December of 2011. Hunt is 42 years old and has a two fight win streak. He defeated Antonio Silva at UFC 193 in November then followed up with a victory against Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night in March by knockout.
The woman’s bantamweight title is on the line as champion Miesha Tate will compete against the number four contender Amanda Nunes. Tate is favored by –260 odds with Nunes bringing back +200 odds. Tate is on a five fight win streak since her loss to Ronda Rousey in December of 2013. Tate defeated Holly Holm at UFC 196 to win the title. Nunes from Brazil has a three fight win streak and enters with a 12-4 MMA record.
An interim featherweight title match will feature Jose Aldo facing Frankie Edgar. Favored in the betting is Edgar by -120 odds with Aldo returning +110 odds. Edgar is winner of four straight and is coming off a KO win against Chad Mendes in December. Aldo is looking to rebound after a loss to Connor McGregor at UFC 194 breaking an 18 fight win streak.
From the heavyweight division the number two contender Cain Velasquez will face the number seven contender Travis Browne. Velasquez is favored in the betting by -320 odds with the underdog Browne returning +240 odds. Velasquez returns to the ring over a one year layoff following a loss to Fabricio Werdum that cost him his Heavyweight title. Browne rebounded after a loss to Andrei Arlovski with a win to Matt Mitrione in January.