UFC 210 Cormier vs Johnson 2 Preview

UFC 210 goes down this Saturday live from the Keybank Centre in Buffalo New York. In the main event UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier takes on Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in a rematch for the 205lbs belt. The pair first fought at UFC 187 in 2015 for the vacant Light Heavyweight title. Daniel Cormier won the bout by rear naked choke 2:39 into the third round to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Since then, Daniel Cormier has gone on to defend his belt twice, first against Alexander Gustafsson and then to late replacement Anderson Silva at UFC 200.

This time title contender Anthony Johnson will be looking for a very different outcome than the last. The heavy hitter has gone 3-0 since that time, all three coming via first and second round knockouts. Determined not to make the same mistake twice, Johnson has been given a second chance at Light Heavyweight gold.

Anthony Johnson will have to play on his takedown defence to avoid the powerful wrestling of Daniel Cormier, a tool that was used against him massively in their first bout. Daniel Cormier on the other hand will have to avoid the knockout power in the hands of Anthony Johnson who will be most dangerous within the opening rounds. Sports Betting Dime has the current Champion Daniel Cormier as the favourite to retain his title.

In the co-main event former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman takes on Gegard Mousasi. The former champ lost the Middleweight belt at UFC 194 when he lost to Luke Rockhold by TKO. Since then Weidman has suffered a devastating KO loss to title contender Yoel Romero but will look to bounce back with a win over Gegard Mousasi.

Gegard Mousasi however is currently on a four fight win streak, three of those wins coming via TKO/KO all not making it out of the second round. Mousasi has his eye on the Middleweight title and beating the number four ranked former champion will no doubt help him get up there in the mix.

This marks the second time the UFC has held an event in Buffalo New York and the first time since the MMA ban in the state was lifted. With the last pay-per-view event having took place in early March fans have been left waiting in anticipation. This card, or at least the main and co-main event should not disappoint.


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