Jedrzejczyk dominated the final three rounds and defeated Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision.
It was a hard fought but deserved win for Jedrzejczyk who earned huge plaudits for her latest victory that sees her remain at the top of the pile in her division.
Conor McGregor is back, unfortunately for the UFC just not in the capacity they require. The divisive Irishman had his most powerful weapon returned to his grasp – a UFC mic – as he and Nate Diaz held court to discuss their highly-anticipated rematch at UFC 202.
There they where, the promotion’s two biggest assets, inside the stylish new T-Mobile Arena but instead of a referee, it was UFC president Dana White who stood between them. You get the impression that after Jon Jones sent shockwaves throughout the MMA world with his failed drugs test, White is feeling a sense of remorse.
McGregor and Diaz were initially slated to headline UFC 200 but the clash was scraped because of the Irishman’s reluctance to fulfill his media obligations.
Now, the headliner is Miesha Tate’s first defence of the bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes.
And with the utmost respect, if it was proposed a year ago UFC 200 would be headlined by a women’s fight not featuring Ronda Rousey, it would’ve been deemed pure fantasy. But, perhaps unexpectedly, McGregor was in no bragging mood.
“I could sit up here and say ‘well, well, well,’ but you know, I am a successful human being, and successful human beings do not celebrate in the adversity or misfortune of others,” he said of Jones’ positive PED test. “I wish Jon well, I wish everyone backstage well. I know they’re running around like headless chickens trying to get everything together, but all I missed was a press conference.
Dan Henderson wanted the fight, as did Alexander Gustafsson and Gegard Mousasi. Then a spider crept into the mix.
Anderson Silva has replaced Jon Jones in a three-round non-title fight at UFC 200 to ensure light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier remains on the historic card. It has been a rollercoaster ride for “DC” after his main event rematch with Jones was scrapped following the interim title holder’s failed drugs test.
From the biggest bout of his life, to no fight at all to now facing one of the greatest fighters of all time, the last few days have been a real test of Cormier’s mental fortitude.
But the 205lbs champ says he is just happy to retain his place on the blockbuster card – albeit now third on the bill.
“I am honored to share the Octagon with the one of the greatest fighters of all time,” Cormier said in a statement to MMA Fighting.
“This is a very tough fight for me, and I have to fight smart and to do my best in order to win this fight. Thank you Anderson for stepping up, and thanks to Dana White and the UFC for making this happen. Now let’s go do this.”
The 41-year-old Silva, who is coming off a loss to the current 185lbs champion Michael Bisping in February, is taking the fight on only two days notice. He’s also going into the bout having just had his gallbladder removed in May.