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Derek Brunson Out, Gegard Mousasi Now Fights Thiago Santos At UFC 200

Written by Tom Ngo
June 20th, 2016
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On Monday, it was announced Derek Brunson has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 200 tango with Gegard Mousasi. Thiago Santos has agreed to face Mousasi in the July 9 extravaganza.

The UFC did not report what forced Brunson out of the fight.

Mousasi has won three of his past four bouts. The former Strikeforce champion is looking to build off February’s unanimous decision victory over Thales Leites.

Santos has rattled off four straight wins. The Brazilian is fresh off last month’s knockout over Nate Marquardt.

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the historic card.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT)

Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller

Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez

Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin

Rapahel Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum

Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne

Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate (UFC bantamweight champion)

Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar (For UFC interim featherweight title)

Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

Jon Jones (UFC interim light heavyweight champion) vs. Daniel Cormier (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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