Daniel Cormier faces off Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 on April 8 in Buffalo.
American Daniel Cormier (18-1-0) is a current UFC light heavyweight champion. He won the belt in May 2015 at UFC 187 against his country-fellow Anthony Johnson (22-5-0) via submission in the third round. Nevertheless the latter currently holds rank No 1 in the division. Their upcoming bout in the headliner of UFC 210 is a rematch. It has been previously announced for UFC 206, however an injury forced Cormier to pull out from the contest.
KeyBank Center in Buffalo accommodates UFC 210. The event is the second show in the city where the organization has held its 7th promotion in 1995. Moreover the event dates the return of professional MMA to the state of New York that lifted its ban in early 2016.
Cormier vs Johnson 2 governs the 10-fight UFC 210 program. Ranked No 4 and No 5 middleweight competitors Chris Weidman (13-2-0) of the US and Gegard Mousasi (41-6-2) of Iran battle out in the co-main event. Thiago Alves of Brazil (26-12-0) is fighting Patrick Cote (24-10-0) of Canada. Will Brooks (18-2-0) is going up against Charles Oliveira of Brazil (21-7-0). Kamaru Usman of Nigeria (9-1-0) is taking on Sean Strickland (18-1-0) of the US.
Also on the card American fighters Shane Burgos (8-0-0) vs Charles Rosa (11-2-0), Josh Emmett (10-0-0) vs Desmond Green (19-5-0) and Gregor Gillespie (8-0-0) vs Andrew Holbrook (12-1-0). In addition Katlyn Chookagian of the US (8-1-0) squares off with Irene Aldana of Mexico (7-3-0). Patrick Cummins of the US (8-4-0) and Jan Blachowicz (19-6-0) of Poland start the show in the first fight of the evening.