Two Title Fights Headline UFC 187 as Johnson Meets Cormier and Weidman Collides with Belfort Memorial Day Weekend

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UFC 187: JOHNSON vs. CORMIER
 

  • UFC 187: JOHNSON vs. CORMIER takes place on Saturday, May 23 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
  • Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com and at the MGM Grand box office
  • The main card airs live on PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.  Prelims air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
MAIN EVENT – UFC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUT:
Top-ranked ANTHONY ‘RUMBLE’ JOHNSON takes on No. 3 DANIEL “DC” CORMIER in a 5-round title bout
  • No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson (19-4) is known for his knockout power with 13 wins by KO
    • Earned title shot after first round KO victory over former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night in Stockholm in January
    • Wins over “Little Nog” and Phil Davis
  • No. 3 Daniel Cormier (15-1) is a two-time US Olympic team wrestler (2004 and 2008)
    • STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion
    • Fought Jon Jones for the title at UFC 182 in January; wins over Dan Henderson and Frank Mir
 
CO-MAIN EVENT – UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT:
Champ CHRIS WEIDMAN takes on No. 4 contender VITOR BELFORT in a 5-round bout
  • No. 4 pound-for-pound fighter Chris Weidman (12-0)
    • Coming off victory over former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 175
    • Became middleweight champion when he defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 162, and retained title in their rematch at UFC 168
  • Vitor Belfort (24-10) looks to become the third two weight class champion in UFC history
    • Earned title shot after three consecutive KO victories over Dan Henderson, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping
    • Trains in South Florida alongside Anthony Johnson
 
STACKED CARD:  
  • DONALD CERRONE(#3), winner of seven straight takes on former world champion kickboxer JOHN MAKDESSI
  • Heavyweights collide when TRAVIS BROWNE (#3) takes on former UFC heavyweight champion ANDREI ARLOVSKI (#7)
  • Former title challengers JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ (#2) and JOHN MORAGA (#5) square off in a flyweight bout

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