Anderson Silva substitui Jon Jones e encara Daniel Cormier no UFC 200Duel will not be worth the belt and there is still uncertainty in the amount of rounds and what weight will be.
After the announcement that Jon Jones was caught in a doping test outside the competition period, bringing the duel between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt the main event of UFC 200, Ultimate acted quickly and managed to keep Daniel Cormier on the card Saturday. The scheduled to replace "Bones" is, nothing more, nothing less, that organization's middleweight former champion, Anderson Silva.
According to information obtained by Combate.com to sources close to the situation, the fight will not be worth the belt and there is a standoff over which weight and the amount of rounds.
On thursday, even after speaking deception by the situation involving Jones, Cormier had already expressed their intention to continue the card, if the Ultimate find someone willing to face it. After talking to the press, AKA athlete continued weight loss process, hoping to still fight and receive your bag.
If the fight is held at weight-heavyweight, this will not be the first time that Anderson Silva will fight in the top category of the consecrated. The Brazilian, coming off a loss to Michael Bisping in February, He has fought in the division against Stephan Bonnar, in 2012, contra Forrest Griffin, no UFC 101, e contra James Irwin, in 2008. to 41 years, Spider has a cartel 33 wins, seven losses and one no result struggle and is pointed to by many as one of the best fighters of all time. Cormier has already 37 years and cartel 17 triumphs and a setback. The American has not fought since October of last year, when Alexander Gustafsson won a split decision.
9 July 2016, em Las Vegas (USA)
CARD PRINCIPAL (from 23h to Brasilia)
Heavyweight: Brock Lesnar x Mark Hunt
Weight to be defined: Daniel Cormier x Anderson Silva
Weight-French: Miesha Tate x Amanda Nunes
Weight-pena: José Aldo x Frankie Edgar
Heavyweight: Cain Velásquez x Travis Browne
PRELIMINARY CARD (from 20h to Brasilia)
Weight-French: Cat needle x Jupiter or lianna
Weight-welterweight: Johny Hendricks x Kelvin Gastelum
Weight-French: T.J. Dillashaw x Raphael Assunção
Weight-slight: Sage Northcutt x Enrique Marin
Weight-slight: Diego Sanchez x Joe Lauzon
Average weight: Gegard Mousasi x Thiago Sledgehammer
Weight-slight: Jim Miller x Takanori Gomi