Anderson Silva confirmed as Daniel Cormier's new opponent for UFC 200

by Sadie Mccarthy Julio 11, 2016, 4:56
Anderson Silva confirmed as Daniel Cormier's new opponent for UFC 200

The fight, which will be a non-title bout, takes place after Cormier's bout with Jon Jones for the UFC Light-Heavyweight title was called off on Wednesday. The no contest came after failing a post fight drug test after his decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in early 2015.

"Is there anything I can do?"

Cormier would be docked down two notches the card against legendary middleweight Anderson "The Spider" Silva on two days' notice, while the new main event pitted Miesha Tate versus Amanda Nunes in a women's bantamweight title bout to close out the night.

The impromptu light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Anderson Silva failed to live up to the fleeting hopes of the crowd in attendance at UFC 200. UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN on Thursday that Silva, a 41-year-old former middleweight champ, would step in.

Wrestling was the name of the game for Cormier as he started employing ground-and-pound and ground Silva's energy away controlling the fight from the top.

On a weekend where the UFC celebrated its first openly gay champion, and released T-shirts benefiting the LGBT community, one of its most popular fighters dropped a homophobic slur.

Anderson Silva confirmed as Daniel Cormier's new opponent for UFC 200

UFC 200 will see Brock Lesnar earn the highest ever disclosed payday for the promotion. The panel with CM Punk and hosted by UFC broadcaster John Gooden also aired on UFC Fight Pass.

He was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery to remove his gall bladder later in the week.

The fight will be actually only be three round because Silva is fighting on only two days' notice. A couple of times the fight was stood up, and when the fighters were on their feet, Silva showed flashes of brilliance despite being unprepared.

"I haven't trained in a few months, but I think I'm in good condition to go in there and put on a good fight", a smiling Silva said through a translator.

The victor of the clash would have to fight McGregor to become the undisputed champion of the division and whatever the outcome we will surely be watching the Irishman's next opponent on Saturday.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is holding UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and here is a look at the main card.

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