Almost five years removed from his last bout, Lesnar (6-3), a former UFC heavyweight champion, made a successful return to the Octagon on Saturday, defeating Mark Hunt via unanimous decision.
The UFC 200 pay-per-view card will likewise feature the return of Brock Lesnar, who is set to square off with Mark Hunt. I always have to work to try to make things happen in my life. UFC president Dana White said afterwards on SportsCenter that Saturday's fight was a one-time deal because of Lesnar's contract with WWE but added, "That doesn't mean we couldn't do something again in the future". Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Mark Hunt wore the shirts this week ahead of UFC 200.
"I've beaten everyone that they've put in front of me in the UFC Octagon and on The Ultimate Fighter.I'm 7-0 and I don't know what else I have to do". I'm telling you. Look at her, she's shy.
"It's unbelievable", Nunes said during her post-fight press conference.
Nunes tagged Tate with several punches to the head early in the first round.
The talented Brazilian submitted Tate in the first round with a rear-naked choke in the main event of UFC 200 on Saturday to take home the women's bantamweight title. Great performance by Nunes who once again proved that she's exceptionally unsafe in the early stages of a fight, and has real power to hurt an extremely durable opponent like Tate the way that she did.
Nunes closed out the historic show by upsetting bantamweight champion Miesha Tate to capture the title. The first three fights at UFC 200 ended with first-round stoppage victories for UFC veterans Joe Lauzon, Jim Miller and Gegard Mousasi. I felt the same way about my standup and obviously I got it done with the strikes.
AMANDA NUNES, UFC fighter, after winning the women's bantamweight title in a first-round submission victory over Miesha Tate.
Less than three days before Jon Jones was scheduled to headline the biggest event in UFC history, reports of a failed drug test rocked the world of mixed martial arts and forced the UFC to cancel what would've been one of the most important fights of his entire career.
The 42-year-old recently signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC and he has been vocal about his desire to earn a title shot. Lesnar won the fight by a unanimous decision.
Cormier (18-1) won a unanimous decision by roughing up Silva in a non-title bout made after Jones was pulled Wednesday from what was supposed to be the main event.
"Let's get one thing straight: Brock Lesnar's gonna do what Brock Lesnar wants to do", he said in the post-fight press conference.
Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez def. Travis Browne via TKO (punches) 4:57, R1.
"I've been training for a specific guy for eight weeks", Cormier said.