Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar,Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes scored easy wins against their opponents in the UFC 200 bout on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Brock Lesnar overpowered his rival Mark Hunt in a thrilling bout in the co-main event. Lesnar floored Hunt four times and punched him many times, and finished the match with a decisive score of 29-27.
In his next bout, Lesnar will be fighting Randy Orton on August 21.
Amanda Nunes, the first Brazilian woman in the championship, became the dark horse of the event, when she beat Miesha Tate. Tate was no match for the high-spirited Amanda, who dominated the game with her speed and energy. Amanda used her right hand very efficiently to shower blows on Tate, who submitted easily without much of a fight.
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had to clash with Anderson Silva, as his scheduled UFC fight with Jon Jones was suspended at the last minute, officials said, adding Jones had failed a mandatory drug test by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Jon Jones could be banned for two years for the offense, sources revealed.
He was removed from the bout immediately, added officials.
Silva had a record 16 straight wins in his UFC fights from 2006-12. However, Cormier had upper hand in the bout from the beginning itself. Cormier dominated the first three rounds, and played an aggressive game. But he had to face the wrath of his fans, who yelled at him for taking frequent take-downs. Taking cues from his fans pleas, finally Cormier defeated his aged opponent, who could not match the speed and skills of Cormier.
Speaking to reporters later, Silva, admitted that the UFC 200 bout was indeed a big challenge for him. This is his first defeat in light heavyweight category in four bouts. Cain Velasquez and Jose Aldo were the other winners in the pay-per-view matches of the UFC bout.