Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier set to rematch at UFC 210

The rematch between UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and #1 contender Anthony Johnson is official for UFC 210.

The bout, which headlines the card, was announced by the UFC via Twitter on Wednesday evening.

The event will be held on April 8 at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, New York. Also scheduled for the card is a middleweight bout between former champion Chris Weidman and #5 ranked Gegard Mousasi.

Cormier and Johnson met for the first time at UFC 187 in May 2015 where they fought for the vacant title. After weathering the early storm, Cormier was able to submit Johnson with a rear-naked choke in the third round.

Since then, Cormier (18-1) defended the belt in a Fight of the Year-candidate bout against Alexander Gustaffson, who he beat by split decision. More recently, he faced Anderson Silva on short notice at UFC 200 in a non-title bout and won the fight with a unanimous decision.

Johnson (22-5) went on a three-fight win streak following his loss to Cormier and has won all three of those bouts by knockout. The latest win was a 13-second stoppage of Glover Teixeira which was preceded by an 86-second KO of Ryan Bader.


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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