The UFC returns to pay-per-view on Saturday night as UFC 210 takes place at KeyBankCenter in Buffalo, NY. It is the first UFC event to take place in Buffalo sinceSept. 8, 1995for UFC 7.
The main event features a rematch for the light heavyweight title as Daniel Cormier defends against Anthony Johnson. And in the co-main event, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman goes up against former Strikeforcelight heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi.
Cormierand Johnson fought each other at UFC 187 in May 2015 with Cormier winning by third-round submission. Johnson was originally set to face Jon Jones but the latter was pulled three weeks beforethe fight after getting arrested for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in April 2015 in New Mexico.
Since the first fight, Cormier (18-1) went on to beat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 and Anderson Silva at UFC 200 on two days when Jones once again got pulled from the fight after failing a drug test. Johnson (22-5) went on a tear on his way back to a title fight, knocking out Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191, Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox and Glover Teixeira at UFC 202.
Weidmanis looking to stop a two-fight losing streak. He lost the 185-pound title to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 in Dec. 2015 and to No. 1 contender YoelRomero at UFC 205 back in November. Mousasi(41-6-2), who'son his last fight of his UFC contract, heads into the biggest fight of his career afterwinning four consecutive fights. The winner puts himself into title contention in a deep middleweight division.
Here's all you need to know about UFC 210.(NOTE:all times ET)
What time is UFC 210:Cormier vs. Johnson?
Pay-per-view coverage begins at 10 p.m. Cormier and Johnsonshould enter the Octagon at around 12:30 a.m.Preliminary fights begin at 6:30 p.m.
What TV channel will carry UFC 210:Cormier vs. Johnson?
Preliminary fights can be viewed on FS1 at 8 p.m. The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $59.99.
Where can I watch UFC 210:Cormier vs. Johnsononline?
The firstpreliminary fightisavailable for UFC.com'sFight Pass members beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can watch the next four preliminary fights on the Fox Sports Go app. Then, you can order the main card on UFC.TV for $59.99.
Who else is fighting at UFC 210?
- Daniel Cormiervs. Anthony Johnson for Cormier'sLight Heavyweight Title
- Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi; Middleweight
- Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Côté; Welterweight
- Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira; Lightweight
- Myles Jury vs. Mike De La Torre; Featherweight
-Kamaru Usman vs. Sean Strickland;Welterweight
- Charles Rosa vs. Shane Burgos;Featherweight
- Patrick Cummins vs. Jan Błachowicz;LightHeavyweight
- Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook;Lightweight
- Josh Emmett vs. Desmond Green;Lightweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Irene Aldana;Women's Bantamweight
- Jenel Lausa vs. Magomed Bibulatov;Flyweight
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