The event will be the first that the business has managed at T-Mobile Area, which exposed in Apr 2016. 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 champion and former light and portable subject challenger Nate Diaz and current UFC Featherweight Champ Conor McGregor was at first likely to headline the function. The pairing recently achieved preceding 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 department. Diaz acquired the combat via rear-naked choke in the next round.
Everything improved on Apr 19: in an abrupt turn of occasions, after McGregor tweeting a expected retirement life, the UFC released that he was drawn 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 meeting that week, because “he was in Iceland training and didn’t want to spoil his prep for the attack”. McGregor released a affirmation two times later, claiming he’s not retired and that he wanted the UFC to permit him to target more on the struggle 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 seminar, but in the event that’s insufficient, he “doesn’t really know what to state”. A written report later stated that the UFC made a decision to cancel the deal with indeed, in that which was rumored to be always a $10 million salary for McGregor
On 27 April, the UFC officially released the new headliner as a UFC Light Heavyweight Tournament unification rematch between current champ Daniel Cormier and ex – champ Jon Jones, who’s the existing interim champ also. In January 2015 with Jones defending his subject via unanimous decision the pairing attained 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 get 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 accident 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.
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On 4 June, through the UFC 199 main greeting card broadcast, it was released that previous UFC Heavyweight Champ Brock Lesnar will go back to the UFC for his first attack since Dec 2011. He’ll face the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix success and past interim name contender Symbol Hunt.
Because of McGregor’s experiments beyond his department, an interim UFC Featherweight Tournament bout between past champ Jos? Aldo and past lightweight champ Frankie Edgar is likely to take place as of this event. This may also be a rematch, as Aldo defended his name 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 past two-time champ Cain Travis and Velasquez Browne, a middleweight bout between past 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 victor Kelvin Gastelum.
A light in weight bout between Joe Lauzon and THE BEST Fighter 1 victor and former light-weight subject challenger Diego Sanchez was formerly booked for UFC 180. However, the bout was terminated anticipated to both fighters being harmed. The attack was rescheduled because of this event. Also, another handful of lightweight bouts between former PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi and Jim Miller, as well as Sage Enrique and Northcutt Mar?n are anticipated to occur as of this event.
Also on the credit card you will see a women’s bantamweight bout between ex – title challenger Kitten Zingano and THE BEST Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate champion Julianna Pe?a, and a bantamweight rematch between previous UFC Bantamweight Champ T.J. Raphael and dillashaw Assun??o. The pairing first fulfilled at UFC Attack Nighttime: Maia vs. In October 2013 shields, when Assun??o gained a detailed bout via divide decision. Source: Wikipedia