No Bones about it: Cormier, Johnson set for UFC rematch
Apr 08 2017 by Kelly Saunders
UFC 210 is not a great card, but it's not a bad one either.
Daniel Cormier's second fight with Anthony Johnson is bound to thrill UFC fans. Almost two years after his dominant win in their first meeting, Cormier is 38 and has fought just once in 17 months while overcoming injuries which twice forced him to postpone fights.
With under 10 minutes left, Daniel Cormier arrived and weighted in at 206.2 pounds putting him over the limit of 205.
In the co-main event, former middleweight title holder Chris Weidman will be going toe-to-toe with Gegard Mousasi. Live fight coverage continues on Saturday, April 8 with the live PRE-FIGHT and POST-FIGHT shows for UFC® 210: CORMIER vs. JOHNSON 2.
Recently it was reported that Jones will also be in the New York State city this weekend, and that he'll be in attendance at UFC 210.
A series of events that followed resulting in Jones being stripped off the title and Cormier going on to become the new champion, all culminating in rematch at UFC 200. The pair met previously at UFC 187, with Cormier submitting Johnson in the third round via rear-naked choke.
Cormier wasn't the only headliner up against the clock, as the challenger Anthony Johnson hit the scales with literally seconds to spare.
"I made him better than he could truly be because I want to make sure I leave nothing uncovered. On Saturday, I get to go in there and beat on him". The general strategy to beat Rumble, who is arguably the scariest fighter in the history of the sport, is to simply survive the first 5-7 minutes of the fight. In an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Giardina said the state's policy is to allow a second weigh-in for championship bouts.
Manuwa, for one, will be an interested observer as he eyes a possible meeting with the victor later this year after putting himself in title contention with a stunning KO of Corey Anderson at UFC London last month. His loss came against a very good fighter in Alex Oliveira (not Charles brother) and his win was against Ross Pearson.
Johnson also comes into the bout on the back of three straight wins.
If Jones keeps his act together and returns on schedule, then UFC 210 might wind up as the moment light heavyweight started to fight its way back up the divisional hierarchy.
After an impressive 2016, where he racked up four wins, three of those being knockouts, Mousasi now faces former champion Chris Weidman.
"I don't see it as a threat, I see it as a challenge", Weidman said.