Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson headlines UFC 210.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Buffalo on April 8 after the state of New York has lifted its ban on MMA in early 2016. UFC 210 is the second event the organization promotes in the city since 1995, where the 7th edition has taken its place. The show airs live on Pay-Per-View from the KeyBank Center. The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted yesterday.
In the main event the current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (92.9 kg / 205 lbs) faces off Anthony Johnson (92.4 kg / 203.8 lbs) in the five-round title bout. In addition, the challenge is a rematch. Cormier defeated Johnson in 2015 and claimed the title. However after that bout, Johnson has taken three straight KO victories. As a result he has become the number one contender and earned the chance to take the revenge.
The semi-main event is the middleweight clash. Chris Weidman (84.2 kg / 185.8 lbs) takes on Gerard Mousasi (84.2 kg / 185.8 lbs). The main card also comprises Cynthia Calvillo (52.4 kg / 115.6 lbs) vs Pearl Gonzalez (52.6 kg / 116 lbs) and Thiago Alves (77.3 kg / 170.6 lbs) vs against Patrick Cote (77.1 kg / 170 lbs). In addition, Will Brooks (70.4 kg / 155.4 lbs) battles out against Charles Oliveira (69.3 kg / 152.8 lbs).
The four-fight prelim card airs live on FS1. On the top of the bill Myles Jury (65.7 kg / 145 lbs) squares off with Mike De La Torre (66.2 kg / 146 lbs). As well, Kamaru Usman (77.2 kg / 170.2 lbs) vs Sean Strickland (77.1 kg / 170 lbs). Shane Burgos (66.2 kg / 146 lbs) vs Charles Rosa (65.8 kg / 145.2 lbs) and Patrick Cummins (93.1 kg / 205.4 lbs) vs Jan Blachowicz (92.6 kg / 204.2 lbs).
The event starts with the four-fight bill on UFC Fight Pass. Gregor Gillespie (70.2 kg / 154.8 lbs) goes up against Andrew Holbrook (70.7 kg / 156 lbs). Josh Emmett (70.5 kg / 155.6 kg) vs Desmond Green (69.9 kg / 154.2 lbs) and Katlyn Chookagian (61.1 kg / 134.8 kg) vs Irene Aldana (61.5 kg / 135.6 kg). Jenel Lausa (56.6 kg / 124.8 lbs) vs Magomed Bibulatov (57.1 kg / 126 lbs) kick off the show in the first bout of the evening.