The rematch between Cormier and Johnson is a must watch this weekend. The main event would be two titans of the UFC go head to head this weekend as Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson for the light heavyweight world title at UFC 210.
This UFC 210 card in Buffalo, New York would include Gegard Mousasi who would face former middleweight champ Chris Weidman in the co-main event with Cynthia Calvillo fighting newcomer Pearl Gonzalez.
In the lead-up to what’s guaranteed to be a hard-hitting night of UFC action, here’s everything you need to know about the event.
A Must Watch rematch (ALL YOU NEEDTO KNOW)
The pair having already faced each other at UFC 187 back in 2015 and the must watch UFC 210 won’t be the first time that Cormier and Johnson trade punches in the Octagon.
On that occasion, Cormier’s wrestling prowess overcame Johnson’s brute strength and he went on to beat the number-one ranked fighter with a rear-naked choke in the third round.
While Cormier came out on top, Rumble bolstered his status as one of the nicest guys in the UFC when he opted to present the light heavyweight belt to his opponent.
However, two years on, Cormier will have his work cut out facing a fighter who’s matured and become far more well-rounded than the man he defeated at UFC 187.
Rumble’s ridiculous power.
Rumble has proven to be one of the hardest-hitting fighters in the UFC.
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, 33 has left a trail of broken and battered men behind him, and his explosive style has helped him knock out 10 of his previous opponents.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan said there are very few fighters that scare people the way ‘Rumble’ does.
Cormier will get booed
Cormier has had it hard as a UFC champ – mostly because he gained his title shot after long-time champion Jon Jones was axed from the UFC and forfeited his title, which was not long after Jones had actually beaten Cormier.
The loss to Jones is the only defeat in Cormier’s MMA career but the former Olympic wrestler has had a tough time winning the hearts of fans because of his wrestling approach, which can sometimes lead to long stints of ground combat.
During his last fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 200, the crowd booed the 38-year-old through the entire three rounds even though he won – but if that makes you think wrestling is dull then think again.