UFC 200: Five reasons to watch, including the return of Brock Lesnar

Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports

Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes - Nunes has performed well in her last three fights. She entered the bout as the hottest fighter in the division and the No. 4-ranked women's bantamweight by ESPN.

"I've been getting much more confident on my feet and I don't feel like I need to take this fight to the ground".

"I know that's a tendency in the past of hers", Tate said.

Holm's dominant performance at UFC 193 and her dominance over Miesha Tate leading up to that Round 5 misstep resulting in her loss make her viable for a second shot at the title provided that she can get through her next obstacle - Valentina Shevchenko (more on her in a bit).

"She's never faced anyone like me", Tate said of Nunes during a recent UFC media lunch.

"She's at the lowest point of her career". It seems that the longer a fight goes, the better for Tate.

The champion's Instagram post the night was little to be concerned with as "the cupcake" is well-known for her ability to play the game as close to the wire as possible.

"Just as it takes courage to step into the Octagon, it takes courage to stand for what you believe in - and we're proud to stand with members of the LGBTQ community in their fight for equality", UFC senior executive vice president and COO Lawrence Epstein said in a statement.

The immediate future likely continues to hinge on Rousey, who has been MIA since suffering an aura-shattering knockout by Holm in November 2015. At 29, she was finally a champion.

The 28-year-old Brazilian is known to be most risky early in fights, and on this night she lived up to that billing. "Honestly. So I have to assume that she's making changes, she's making those proper adjustments, she's adding things that she needs to her camp to get her conditioning and cardio where it needs to be".

The fight card also features WWE wrestling star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar's return to the cage after a five-year layoff, in addition to former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who will fight Cormier in a three-round non-championship light heavyweight contest on less than 48-hours notice. Tate claims she was surprised when her next bout wasn't a rematch with Holm, but she accepted the matchup.

Nunes hasn't yet announced who she might try to defend the title against, but it's got us all wondering if there's a Rousey return in the near future.


  • Baltimore activist arrested in Baton Rouge

    The mother and licensed practical nurse, from NY , had been attending her first ever protest when she was arrested. NBC reports that the police singled out Mckesson, saying: "You with them loud shoes, I see you on the road.
    Contador pulls out of Tour de France after fever, crashes

    Contador pulls out of Tour de France after fever, crashes

    The riders will finish in Revel after tackling the category one climb of Port d'Envalira and a gently descending stage profile. In 2013 , Froome won the race's first summit finish to Ax-3-Domaines, more than a minute ahead of his closest rival.
    Hague court to rule on South China Sea as tensions rise

    Hague court to rule on South China Sea as tensions rise

    India's External Affairs Ministry says that "all countries must abide by worldwide law and norms on maritime issues". China's contentious 9-dash-line claim has soured feelings between China and the Asean claimant states and Indonesia.
  • India, Kenya sign 7 pacts; to deepen ties in security

    Tanzania and India also agreed to boost cooperation in health, education, industry and information and communications technology. He said Gandhi was as much to South Africa as he was to India, and described the country as Gandhi's 'karmabhoomi' .

    Another Tesla Crash Blamed On Autopilot

    The Tesla driver was dead at the scene. - " Tesla is in a situation where it's using its customers as human guinea pigs", John M. A police officer told the Detroit Free Press that the driver said the Autopilot system was engaged at the time of the accident .
    The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced to 6 years

    The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, sentenced to 6 years

    His lawyers had argued he should not be returned to jail on account of an anxiety disorder and depression. With his long legal battle perhaps still not at an end, some campaigners called for a tougher punishment.
  • Next British PM: Theresa May or eurosceptic rival

    Next British PM: Theresa May or eurosceptic rival

    Conservative party members across the country will now decide the winning candidate, with the result due on 9 September. One yesterday described her as "Sarah Palin without the brains" after she said she "disliked" gay marriage laws.
    Jason Kenney has the right stuff

    Jason Kenney has the right stuff

    But the focus was on uniting the right. "I'm sure that 99.99 per cent of people who want to go to my website just Google it". Boots said if anyone can unite the right, Kenney's the one to do it.

    Ciara Files Legal Documents As Future Threatens To Murder Russell Wilson

    The pair have also made headlines when they announced that they are choosing abstinence until they get married . News: "The rehearsal dinner was attractive ".
  • Dallas shooter planned other attacks, say police

    The tension comes after five officers were shot dead by sniper Micah Johnson during a protest in the city on Thursday night. Five officers were fatally shot in the attacks, and at least nine officers and two civilians were wounded.
    Indian Paranormal Society CEO found dead in Delhi under mysterious circumstances

    Indian Paranormal Society CEO found dead in Delhi under mysterious circumstances

    But no case has been registered in connection with the incident even as a legal proceeding under section 174 of CrPC is underway. Once they forced the door open, the family found Gaurav lying unconscious on the floor, with a thin black line across his neck.

    Andy Murray shows champion's grit as he reaches Wimbledon semi-final

    Two successive double faults cost Tsonga his serve in the fifth game, while a backhand victor saw the Frenchman level at 4-4. It was a punch to the guts for Tsonga, and he switched off in the second set, which Murray race through in only 26 minutes.