Fans betting on UFC got a nice surprise during the UFC 199 event when they caught an ever so brief glimpse of one Brock Lesnar at the end of that awesome commercial. Now the UFC 200 card looks as stacked as ever, and despite not having a Diaz vs McGregor fight (or McGregor vs Mayweather for that matter), this event is the biggest ever in the company’s history. Without any shadow of a doubt fans from all over the world will begin to dip their toes on the world of UFC betting in this grand event and for you, here’s a run down of the card and what can you expect.
Here’s the full card:
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt
Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena
Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Raphael Assuncao
Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin
Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson
Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon
Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi
Jose Aldo (EV) vs Frankie Edgar (-120)
Perhaps in n ideal universe this fight could be the one that gets the most attention of this card. Both Aldo and Edgar are amazing fighters. However what will keep this fight from getting the attention it deserves is the absence of one loud mouthed, rugged Irishman. Conor McGregor’s shadow will be over this fight as this will be for the Featherweight interim title and not McGregor’s Championship. Edger is the favorite to win this bout, but if you are betting on UFC 200, watch for Aldo’s powerful strikes. This fight will go to distance and Aldo is going to take it by decision.
Miesha Tate (-255) vs Amanda Nunes (+215)
The female bantamweight division experienced a rollercoaster since Holly Holm upset Ronda Rousey. Then, just when the world was ready to crown the new queen of combat sports, Miesha Tate chocked her out. Now the reigning champions will defend her title against Amanda Nunes, in what should be a very good fight. Nunes is an experienced fighter and she will definitely be a tough challenge for Tate. The current champ is a fighter of great heart and capabilities. She would appear to have a slight edge over Nunes, but we don’t see the title changing hands once again. Tate will finish the fight at the 4th round.
Brock Lesnar (+160) vs Mark Hunt (-185)
If you are betting on UFC because of this fight, and are only familiar with Brock Lesnar’s WWE career, well first of all Welcome aboard! Secondly, this fight is not going to be a walk in the park for Lesnar. He is a complete beast and a fighting machine, but mark hunt can very well be the hardest hitting human being Lesnar has ever faced. Hunt is not a large man, but he can punch anybody’s lights out, and he is a man respected for his toughness. What Lesnar must do is be able to take him down and make him submit. However just one good punch from Hunt and it could be early bedtime for Brock. Yet, we see Lesnar using his takedown skills (should he still have them), and stopping the fight in the third round.
Daniel Cormier (+260) vs Jon Jones (-320)
Not to long ago this fight was set to occur in UFC 197, but a very unfortunate injury to Daniel Cormier’s leg stopped this fight from happening. While there was a lot of excitement regarding Jones in ring return, after having to deal with a lot of personal issues. After the original plan fell through Jones took on Ovince St. Preux, a decent fighter but not championship-caliber. Jones looked rusty, and it wasn’t as convincing as the public hoped, and the fight went of by decision. After Cormier was cleared the new fight was set for UFC 200. If you are betting on UFC, this past paragraph might temp you on to picking Cormier, but make no mistake. Jones is one of a kind, and he might have gotten that rust off by this next fight. Jones will win by unanimous decision.