In one of the biggest fights in the UFC, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will have a rematch at UFC 200 at 170 pounds. The July 9 event will also see Jose Aldo fighting Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight belt.
It is not yet known if the Aldo-Edgar fight will be a co-main event along with McGregor-Diaz, reports MMA Junkie.The winner will then challenge McGregor for his 145-pound featherweight title.
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The announcement was made during Wednesday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight. MMA Fighting reported the other match-ups taking place at UFC 200.
UFC 200 has already created frenzy among fans. The Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch opening betting odds have already been set.
McGregor, who fought Nate Diaz earlier this month, was forced to tap out to a near naked choke. In the shocking result, Diaz won the non-title welterweight bout defeating McGregor, who last beat Jose Aldo at UFC 194 within 13 seconds into the fight.
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Meanwhile, Edgar has been contesting for a shot against McGregor. He has even accused the Irishman of ducking him against defending his 145-pound title. Edgar had a title shot before but lost it to Jose Aldo at UFC 156. Aldo’s first loss in more than 10 years came at UFC 194 when he lost to McGregor within 13 seconds.
Other fights for UFC 200 card include plenty of former champions.
Travis Browne, who defeated Matt Mitrione in his last fight, will fight against Cain Velasquez in a heavyweight bout. Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will also meet Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 200.
Other bouts include a lightweight battle between fan favorites Joe Lauzon and Diego Sanchez. UFC 200 fight card will also see a middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Gegard Mousasi and a lightweight fight between veterans Takanori Gomi and Jim Miller.
UFC 200 will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.