Big winners and losers of UFC 200

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UFC 200 promised a huge night for MMA.

The milestone event finally arrived but did it live up its exponential expectations?

We take a look at the biggest winners and losers from the historic card as new storylines appeared.

Who do you think were the biggest winners and losers on the night?

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CAIN VELASQUEZ

Cain is back and arguably, better than ever.

The injury-prone former heavyweight champ has fought just once in the last three years but he displayed new weapons in his armoury to finish Travis Browne inside one round.

The division is better with a fit and healthy Cain in it.

CONOR MCGREGOR

McGregor is never far from the limelight.

McGregor is never far from the limelight.

He was the man UFC 200 tried to forget but McGregor still stole the show.

The chilling photo of the featherweight champ watching on as Jose Aldo beat Frankie Edgar for the interim title was a pure spectacle.

Aldo winning is good for the Irishman’s business that’s for sure.

AMANDA NUNES

Out of everyone fighting on this blockbuster card, the Brazilian had the least to lose.

No one expected her to beat Miesha Tate, but not only did Nunes claim the bantamweight title, the nature of the fight wasn’t even close.

It’s a win which will sting the UFC though as she’s a relative unknown.

LOSERS

BROCK LESNAR

You might be wondering why Lesnar is considered a loser having beaten Mark Hunt. But the
victory was far from the show we were expecting. It wasn’t pretty, he fought cautious throughout and the pace of the clash was slow.

He won but only because he was the bigger man.

JOHNY HENDRICKS

Hendricks (r) takes a punch.

Hendricks (r) takes a punch.

He may well be done as a 170lbs fighter but he might just be done as a fighter full stop.

The former welterweight champ missed the 170lbs limit and was then convincingly outpointed by Kelvin Gastelum.

He looked lethargic, drained and dare we say it shot as a top contender.

THE UFC

UFC 200 felt like an anticlimax.

It certainly failed to match the success of UFC 100 in terms of entertainment but the promotion also missed a lot opportunities to embrace their mainstream presence.

There was no McGregor/Aldo faceoff and no Rousey return. All in all, it fell a little flat.

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