UFC 210: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson II

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UFC 210: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson II took place on April 8th, 2017 from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The main event featured the second light heavyweight championship fight between champion Daniel Cormier and contender Anthony Johnson. Also on the card, Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman and Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote.

Event Background:
  • During the weigh in’s Daniel Cormier came in overweight at 206.2 and within a minutes Cormier came back minutes later and re-weighed but the controversy here is that Cormier was pushing down on a towel as possible leverage to make the required weight. You can watch the full controversial weigh in here.


  • Pearl Gonzalez vs. Cynthia Calvillo bout was in danger as the NYSAC would not clear Pearl Gonzalez due to her breast implants (breast implants are banned from MMA competition). Pearl Gonzalez was later cleared to fight at the event and the fight was back on.


  • During the broadcast it was announced that “The California Kid” Urijah Faber will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during International Fight Week this coming July. Urijah Faber is the first announced member of the 2017 class.


  • Following the event both Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Patrick Cote announced their retirements from mixed martial arts competition.

Event Results:
Weight Class Official Match Result Victory Method Round & Time
Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier Defeated Anthony Johnson Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2nd Round | 3:37
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi Defeated Chris Weidman TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 2nd Round | 3:13
Women’s Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo Defeated Pearl Gonzalez Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3rd Round | 3:45
Welterweight Thiago Alves Defeated Patrick Cote Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3rd Round | 5:00
Lightweight Charles Oliveira Defeated Will Brooks Submission (Standing Rear-Naked Choke) 1st Round | 2:30
Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 1)
Featherweight Myles Jury Defeated Mike De La Torre TKO (Elbows & Punches) 1st Round | 3:30
Welterweight Kamaru Usman Defeated Sean Strickland Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3rd Round | 5:00
Featherweight Shane Burgos Defeated Charles Rosa TKO (Punches) 3rd Round | 1:59
Light Heavyweight Patrick Cummins Defated Jan Blachowicz Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28) 3rd Round | 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Gregor Gillespie Defeated Andrew Holbrook Knockout (Punches) 1st Round | 0:21
Lightweight Desmond Green Defeated Josh Emmett Split-Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) 3rd Round | 5:00
Women’s Bantamweight Katlyn Chookagian Defeated Irene Aldana Split-Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3rd Round | 5:00
Flyweight Magomed Bibulatov Defeated Jenel Lausa Unanimous Decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26) 3rd Round | 5:00

== Event Awards ($50,000) ==

  • Fight of the Night: Shane Burgos vs. Charles Rosa
  • Performance of the Night: Charles Oliveira and Gregor Gillespie

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