UFC 210 Results: Cormier defeats Johnson & retains title

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Daniel Cormier submits Anthony Johnson the main event of UFC 210 at the Keybank Center.

UFC returned to Buffalo, NY on Saturday April 8 (Sunday April 9 in Australia) with the light heavyweight championship Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson. The pair squared off in the rematch. Their original encounter happened two years back at UFC 187 with Cormier winning the belt via submission in Round 3. After that bout Johnson earned three straight knockout victories and as a result qualified for a new title shot.

Cormier vs Johnson 2 headlined UFC 210 live on Pay-Per-View. The scheduled for five rounds bout ended prior the final bell. Cormier submitted Johnson at 3 minutes 37 seconds of Round 2 consequently defending the belt. Post fight “Rumble” announced his retirement.

In the highly anticipated middleweight clash Gerard Mousasi defeated a former title holder in the division Chris Weidman by TKO at 3 minutes 13 seconds of Round 2. Also, Cythnia Calvillo defeated Pearl Gonzalez via submission at 3 minutes 45 seconds of Round 3. Thiago Alves earned a unanimous decision (30-27 x 3) against Patrick Cote who has also declared his retirement from MMA. Charles Oliveira defeated Will Brooks via submission at 2 minutes 30 seconds of Round 1.

On the top of the prelim card on Fox Sports 1 Myles Jury defeated Mike De La Torre by TKO at 3 minutes 30 seconds of Round 1. In addition, Kamaru Usman scored a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2) against Sean Strickland. Shane Burgos defeated Charles Rosa by TKO at 1 minutes 59 seconds of Round 3. In the opening bout Patrick Cummins took a majority decision (29-28 x 2, 28-28) against Jan Blachowicz.

In the prelims on UFC Fight Pass Gregor Gillespie KO’d Andrew Holbrook in 21 seconds of Round 1. Desmond Green took a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) against  Josh Emmett. Similarly Katlyn Chookagian took a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) against Irene Aldana. Magomed Bibulatov claimed a unanimous decision (29-26 x 3) against Jenel Lausa in the first bout of the evening.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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