UFC 210 is going down in Buffalo, New York tomorrow night, when UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson.
The first meeting came down to the stylistic question of whether Cormier, a former Olympic wrestler, had the wherewithal to take Johnson's best shot and keep trucking, something few others have been able to do. Once the champ was on top, he executed some ground and pound before going for a rear-naked choke that ended the fight. From there the choke was locked in and "Rumble" was forced to tap once again in a near mirror image of their first fight.
Back in UFC 187, we correctly predicted "DC" to win but this time with his weight issues, I'm sitting on the fence for this one. "This is my last fight".
This is the first UFC pay-per-view in upstate NY since the state legalized mixed martial arts in 2016.
Manuwa, the No 4 ranked challenger in the division, expects to be handed a title shot against the victor on Saturday but could find himself beaten to it by "Bones" Jones, who will be eligible to fight again after a drugs ban in July. There were great knockouts, great submissions, some fun fights, a pair of surprise retirements and some serious controversy in the co-main event.
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"I will never, ever forget you". Cormier said when asked about Jones.
"Weidman and Musasi, those guys, it was like the fight could barely start before it was shut down", he said.
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The two middleweight contenders were in the clinch when Mousasi delivered two knees to the face of Weidman, deemed illegal by referee Dan Miragliotta.
"You've got to have the total package to beat people at a certain level in this sport, and DC is closer to that level of having that ideal, complete game". You can watch the next four preliminary fights on the Fox Sports Go app.
"I've been training and I've gotten better".
"That's not my fault, I don't know", Mousasi said, as quoted on MMAFighting. "I can't believe this has happened".
Chris Weidman reacts to his controversial TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi.
Meanwhile, Pearl Gonzalez was pulled from her upcoming strawweight bout with Cynthia Calvillo.
Charles Oliveira will try and right his fortunes to kick off the main card.
Thiago Alves defeated Patrick Côté via decision.