The Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to New York on April 8 in Buffalo for “UFC 210: Johnson vs. Cormier”.
The pay-per-view event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch featuring top contender Anthony Johnson taking on current division title holder Daniel Cormier.
Johnson and Cormier first met at UFC 187 in May of 2015 with “DC” defeating “Rumble” via third-round submission (rear-naked choke), thus capturing the vacant UFC light heavyweight title in the process.
Since his title fight setback to Daniel Cormier at UFC 187, Anthony Johnson has reeled off three-straight knockout victories over top-ten opponents Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader and most recently former title challenger Glover Teixeira.
Meanwhile, “DC” has fought twice since his first encounter with “Rumble”, scoring decision victories over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 and most recently former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva at UFC 200 in July of 2016.
Also on the card is a key middleweight tilt between former division title holder Chris Weidman and surging contender Gegard Mousasi.
Chris Weidman finds himself in desperate need of a win, this after suffering the first two losses of his professional career to Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero in his most recent outings. Both of those losses came via referee stoppage, with Yoel Romero scoring a devastating flying-knee knockout most recently at UFC 205.
Prior to the setbacks, Weidman had reeled off thirteen-straight victories including stoppage wins over Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva (twice).
Meanwhile, former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi has reeled off four-straight victories heading in to his UFC 210 showdown with Weidman. “The Dreamcatcher” was most recently seen in action this past November, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over Uriah Hall.
Below are the current eleven bouts slated for the UFC 210 pay-per-view event on April 8:
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson – Light heavyweight title fight
Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman
Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira
Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote
Jan Blachowicz vs. Patrick Cummins
Kamaru Usman vs. Sean Strickland
Shane Burgos vs. Charles Rosa
Magomed Bibulatov vs. Jenel Lausa
Irene Aldana vs. Katlyn Chookagian
Josh Emmett vs. Desmond Green
Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com February 26/2017