Alex Pereira to Holly Holm: Where Every Fighter Competing At UFC 300 Was When UFC 200 Happened

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UFC 300, the milestone and historic event of the promotion is just a few months away. The event is slated for April 13 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and it offers a jam-packed show as the card is stacked with title fights, several veterans, former champions, and promising athletes. In the main event of UFC 300, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Alex Pereira will defend his title against Jamahal Hill.

In the next section, we will take a look at the fighters who are competing at UFC 300 and where were they when UFC 200 took place back in 2016, courtesy of Twitter user, @melansiamaluca.

Alexa Pereira

While he’s headlining UFC 300, Alex Pereira was a kickboxer back in the day and in 2014 he had his first fight with Israel Adesanya and fought 4 other times (MMA and Kickboxing)

Jamahal Hill

Alex’s opponent at UFC 300, Jamahal Hill was an amateur fighter when UFC 200 took place. He went on to become a pro fighter in the next year and made his debut at KOP.

Zhang Weili

Zhang Weili was the KLF(Kunlun Fight) Strawweight Champion of the world.

Xiaonan Yan

When UFC 200 occurred, Xiaonan Yan was competing at ROAD FC and the Zhenghan Wind Cup.

Max Holloway

Max Holloway had a couple of amazing wins in 2016, in one of them he finished Anthony Pettis by TKO, and the other by a decision win over Ricardo Lamas.

Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje was dominating his opponents at WSOF, and won both of his fights in 2016, one by doctor stoppage (swollen eye) and the other by TKO(leg kicks).

Charles Oliveira

Charles Oliveira was on a disappointing losing streak and had lost both fights in the same year, both by submission, lost to Anthony Pettis and Ricardo Lamas.

Arman Tsarukyan

Arman Tsarukyan was an MFP fighter at the time, after having his first loss by KO he went on a 4-win streak.

Jiri Prochazka

Jiri Prochazka was still competing at RIZIN FC, after a 3 wins streak (one of them over Vadim Nemkov) he got knocked out by King Mo.

Aleksandar Rakic

Aleksandar Rakic didn’t fight in the year UFC 200 happened, but he was an Austrian FC fighter, he signed with the UFC a year later.

Calvin Katter

Calvin Katter made his debut at CES MMA at Catchweight and got signed with the UFC a year later.

Aljaming Sterling

Aljaming Sterling already was a UFC fighter at the time of UFC 200 and had his second loss in his career against Bryan Caraway.

Bo Nickal

Bo Nickal got his silver medal competing at NCAA in New York and gold medal at the Big Ten Championships, Iowa

Cody Brundage

Cody Brundage wasn’t a pro fighter at the time.

Diego Lopes

Diego Lopes was fighting at MMA events in Mexico (Jasaji FL and Coatza Fight Night)

Sodiq Yussuf

Sodiq Yussuf made his pro debut at Shogun Fights.

Deiveson Figueiredo

Deiveson Figueiredo was a JFFC fighter at the time on an 11-win streak, undefeated at the time, he was a nightmare to all local fighters

Bobby Green

Bobby Green was in a bad phase at the time, coming off a loss and a 1-year layoff after a lot of canceled fights he fought Dustin Poirier, who knocked him out in round 1

Jim Miller

Jim Miller was at UFC 200 and he finished Takanori Gomi in that same event. He fought fought 4 times in 2016 and won 3 of these fights.

Cody Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt was on an 11-win streak and had one of the most iconic performances of all time against Dominick Cruz, becoming the Bantaweight world champion

Holly Holm

After having one of the biggest upsets of the sport in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm went on a bad losing streak in 2016, 3 3-match losing streak.

Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison was a multiple gold-winning judo fighter, one of these gold medals in the Olympics.

Jessica Andrade

Jessica Andrade already was a UFC fighter at the time, she had two wins in that year, one by TKO and the other by SUB

Marina Rodriguez

Marina Rodriguez was an Aspera FC fighter at the time, on a 3-fight win streak (2 wins by TKO and 1 by decision).


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