UFC 200 lives up to hype; Lesnar, Nunes win big

Brock Lesnar’s wife Sable during her time with the WWE in 1999

"This goes to show for everybody out there, if you don't stick your neck out, you'll never get ahead". Let's take a look at the biggest wins and losses at UFC 200, what they mean for their respective divisions and how the card flowed considering its monumental amount of hype, and more.

Fighters understand this dynamic as well as anyone, and for the 24 men and women who remain on the card, high stakes are numerous. " The smart money says he will and we say the big bet is the Under (1 ½ Round finish) because this rumble absolutely will NOT go the distance". In the end it was hardly the exciting fight I expected to see between a knockout artist and an explosive machine like Brock. She had won it from Holly Holm at UFC 196, and Holm had won it from Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November. It was no secret that Lesnar's strategy was to plant Hunt on his back and smash his face in.

"The Beast Incarnate" broke his two-fight losing skid at the expense of Hunt, winning a unanimous decision of 29-27 on all three scorecards. It wasn't like I just called all these people up.

Once in control, Lesnar dropped punch after punch after punch on the head of Hunt.

"It's really too soon, and I have no idea [about continuing in the UFC]", said Lesnar, who turns 39 on Tuesday. I can't believe that this is truly one and done for Brock, especially after such a dominating performance. It's not about me tonight, it's about Amanda.

"You can write whatever you want to write, but I think I'm the toughest son of a bitch", Lesnar said. "That puts me right back in the game".

Tate has also been speaking up about fighting Rousey prior to her loss to Nunes, and unless she earns the title before Rowdy returns, a match between them might not take place in a while.

Opening the main card, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, the man who took the belt from Lesnar in 2010, fights the tall and unsafe Hawaiian Travis Browne. At the time this established the 6 foot and 3 inches tall American, who weighs 120 kilograms, as the most marketable fighter in MMA history. "I trained very hard for this fight, I just got caught".

Aldo cut Edgar in the first round and bloodied him for the rest of the bout.

"Shoutout to the men in uniform that protect and serve this country", Lesnar said in his post-fight interview.

Velasquez lost the belt to Fabricio Werdum 13 months ago and figures to be in contention again with a possible shot against current champ Stipe Miocic.

Cat Zingano vs. Julianna PenaJohny Hendricks vs. Kelvin GastelumT.J. Pena rallied to ruin the comeback of Cat Zingano, who stopped Tate and Nunes in consecutive fights before her infamous 14-second loss to Ronda Rousey early a year ago.

Not to be outdone, the preliminary portion wrangles veterans on two lightweight contests (Diego Sanchez v Joe Lauzon and Jim Miller v Takanori Gomi) and a 185lb bout with Gegard Mousasi and Thiago Santos.

Lesnar came back after a five-year layoff from the sport and soundly dismantled a top-ten heavyweight, fueling hopes that he will take another run at the UFC heavyweight title. Heading into the bout, the 38-year-old faced criticism for his past performances against Shane Carwin, Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem.

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