Wow, what a crazy week it’s been huh? Three UFC events in one weekend, culminating with UFC 200, a new women’s bantamweight champ is crowned, and then the sale of the company. And it’s only Monday. What ever will this week bring in the ever evolving world of MMA?

Here’s our 6 shockers from UFC 200.

  1. The yellow canvas. I thought I had tuned into a KOTC pay-per-view for a moment when I saw the UFC 200 octagon canvas was yellow. The usual sponsor ads were on display as always but the base color for the canvas was bright yellow.
  2. Did anyone see Miesha Tate getting worked over so quickly and easily? We didn’t. The veteran is known for her durability and taking Ronda Rousey into deep waters before anyone else. The boxing onslaught of Amanda Nunes was too much for “Cupcake” and the UFC has a new women’s bantamweight champ.
  3. Brock Lesnar beating Mark Hunt. The WWE superstar and former UFC heavyweight champ returned to the octagon against one of the heaviest hitters in the game and survived. Not only did he survive, he took Hunt’s best shots, out-wrestled him, landed some serious ground and pound and won on the judges’ scorecards.
  4. Former middleweight king Anderson Silva looked great! The Spider moved up to light heavyweight to face champion Daniel Cormier in a non-title match on TWO DAYS NOTICE! And he went the distance! After taking some shots on the feet, Cormier played it safe and took it to the ground where he grinded out the decision win.
  5. Joe Lauzon’s battering of Diego Sanchez. Lauzon’s devastating first round TKO victory over Sanchez was hard to watch and probably stopped later than it should have been. Lauzon ate Sanchez up with boxing combinations that had the TUF 1 winner out on his feet. Lauzon, the performance bonus king, could try to double down on his money at jackpot city casino if he felt like taking a chance with his latest winnings.
  6. Johny Hendricks dominated by Kelvin Gastelum. Gastelum’s handling of the former champ was very impressive. Gastelum has some big wins but this was his highest profile win to date. Hendricks did miss weight but making weight has always been a challenge for him. Does Gastelum, the winner of TUF 17, have what it takes to be champion? At only 24-years-old, you betcha! It’s likely just a matter of time.

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