By: Bryce DavisThree More Rounds: Bryce's post fight thoughts.
UFC 200 Weekend
1. RDA dethroned
In the first event of UFC 200 weekend, the main event pitted champion Rafael Dos Anjos against Eddie Alvarez. RDA, one of the more dominant champions of recent, had been steamrolling opponents, but Alvarez brought his streak to a screeching stop, knocking out the champion in the first round. Alvarez clocked RDA with a right hook and went on attack mode. As previously stated, RDA seemed to be one of the more dominant champions in the UFC. With his defeat, it goes to show that no champion can become complacent; everyone can lose. Now, Alvarez must defend his belt in one of the deepest divisions in the UFC.
2. Joanna is MMA perfection
Joanna Jedrzejczyk showed why she is one of the best pound for pound fighters, soundly beating Claudia Gahdela. While Claudia looked strong in the opening rounds, Joanna seemed to look fresher as time went on, dismantling Gahdela in the championship rounds. After demolishing the second best fighter in the division, who is there at 115 for Joanna? She seems to be getting better and better, and the rest of the division is trying to play catch up.
3. Nunes shocks the world
The biggest shock of UFC 200 weekend was definitely Amanda Nunes' victory over defending champion Miesha Tate. I, along with many others, thought this fight to be a filler for Tate to keep her busy until Ronda Rousey's return, but the "Lioness" was not having any of that. Nunes caught Miesha early, and from that point, it was only a matter of time before she submitted, losing the belt she worked so hard to achieve. With 3 new champions in the span of the last year, this further legitimizes the once weakest division in the UFC. Nunes will likely face the winner of Holm vs. Shevchenko at UFC Chicago.