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UFC Prepares For Blockbuster Weekend

Written by Tom Ngo
July 5th, 2016
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Fourth of July might have been yesterday, but there will be plenty of fireworks going off this weekend in Las Vegas.

The UFC will be hosting three shows, one will be of the blockbuster variety in Saturday’s historic “UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones II” extravaganza.

Four titles will be on the line over a torrid three-day spam, two new Ultimate Fighters will be crowned, and of course, the return of former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar.

Thursday’s “UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez” kicks things off on UFC Fight Pass. Lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos defends his crown against former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez in the main event.

“The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Joanna vs. Claudia” takes place the following night on Fox Sports 1. Women’s strawweight title holder Joanna Jedrzejczyk grants bitter rival Claudia Gadelha a rematch in the night’s featured contest.

UFC 200 closes out the weekend on Saturday with a title unification bout between light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormir and interim champ Jon Jones collide in the main contest. Lesnar will open for them when the professional wrestler meets Mark Hunt. In addition, women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate puts her strap on the line against Amanda Nunes. Oh, and let’s not forget Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo will also vie for the vacant interim featherweight belt.

Get ready, this should be a fun three-day run.

UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3P:30M PT)

Alvaro Herrera vs. Vicente Luque

Marco Beltran vs. Reginaldo Vieira

Gilbert Burns vs. Lukasz Sajewski

Felipe Arantes Jerrod vs. Jarrod Sanders

Russell Doane vs. Pedro Munhoz

Anthony Birchak vs. Dileno Lopes

Mehdi Baghdad vs. John Makdessi

Alberto Mina vs. Mike Pyle

Main Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Mitch Clarke vs. Joseph Duffy

Alan Jouban vs. Belal Muhammad

Roy Nelson vs. Derrick Lewis

Eddie Alvarez vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (UFC lightweight champion)

The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale: Joanna vs. Claudia:

Kevin Lee vs Jake Matthews

John Moraga vs. Matheus Nicolau

Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir

Cezar Ferreira vs. Anthony Smith

Fernando Bruno vs. Gray Maynard

Andrew Holbrook vs. Joaquim Silva

Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares

Will Brooks vs. Ross Pearson

Amanda Bobby Cooper vs. TBD – TUF 23 women’s strawweight final

Andrew Sanchez vs. TBD – TUF 23 light heavyweight final

Claudia Gadelha vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (UFC strawweight champion)

UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones II:

Preliminary Card:

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

Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller

Gegard Mousasi vs. Thiago Santos

Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez

(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

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

Amanda Nunes vs. Miesha Tate (UFC bantamweight champion)

Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

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

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