Ajax loader

Completed Bout

Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier

Main Event | UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship | 205 lbs

Daniel Cormier defeats Anthony Johnson via Submission at 2:39 of Round 3

Mmaweekly large Daniel "DC" Cormier
Mmaweekly large Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

Cormier
Submission
Round 3

15-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   19-4-0
Climbed to 16-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 19-5
+105 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -125 (Slight Favorite)
Vacant   Title   Vacant
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   Boca Raton, Florida
36 years, 2 months, 3 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 2 months, 17 days
205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   204.5 lbs (92.8 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   6'2" (188cm)
72.5" (184cm)   Reach   78.0" (198cm)
American Kickboxing Academy   Gym   Blackzilians
UFC 187
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Saturday 05.23.2015 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: John McCarthy
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 11 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Johnson Total Disclosed Pay: $500,000
  • Cormier Total Disclosed Pay: $230,000
  • Title on Line: UFC Vacant Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant

Johnson vs. Cormier Wiki Update Wiki

Daniel Cormier enters this bout as a replacement for Jon Jones who was stripped of his light heavyweight title for his driving arrest. Daniel will have just over three weeks to make weight and prepare for Rumble Johnson who has been on a nine-fight winning streak essentially since moving from 170 lb. up to 205. As with many of his opponents Cormier will be at a height and reach disadvantage. 


Rumble Johnson has had most of his impressive finishes in early rounds often with his heavy hands and killer instinct. Finishing DC early may prove to be tough task as Daniel has proven to be a very durable opponent, with his only professional MMA loss coming to Jon Jones in a five-round war that went to the judges. Cormier has recently gone all five rounds whereas Anthony Johnson has never gotten into the championship rounds so we don't really know his level of cardio. It seems to me, Daniel would love to grind out the first several rounds and bring Anthony into deep, untested water.      

It's unclear whether Rumble will be able to keep it standing or if Daniel will be able to get it to the ground. DC might consider grappling for the first few rounds to keep Rumble from throwing the explosive power he has been recently demonstrating in the first.     

Last updated 04.30.2015, 12:18 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Johnson vs. Cormier Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1550  
.
KO/TKO
.
Submission
.
Decision
Johnson
59%
Cormier
41%

Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  UFC 187: Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson Octagon Interviews report dead link

  • Interview  |  UFC 187: Daniel Cormier Says Title Win Won't Change Much report dead link

  • Interview  |  UFC 187: Anthony Johnson Says 'It's Just a Fight' report dead link

  • Interview  |  UFC 187: Daniel Cormier Says It's Time to Stop Feeling Sorry for Jon Jones report dead link

  • Documentary  |  Countdown to UFC 187: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier report dead link

  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 Athlete Outfitting pay: Yearly payout approaches $5.5 million
  • MMA Junkie : Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC-Sydney with well-timed AC/DC (RIP, Malcolm Young)
  • MMA Junkie : Not to toot his own horn, but Fabricio Werdum knows his UFC title-shot credentials are best
  • MMA Junkie : UFC exec: Conclusions on alleged Fabricio Werdum assault of Colby Covington premature
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 video highlights: Nik Lentz submits Will Brooks
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 video highlights: Ryan Benoit KOs Ashkan Mokhtarian
  • MMA Junkie : Video replay: UFC Fight Night 121 post-event press conference
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sydney bonuses: Tai Tuivasa earns Performance of the Night
  • MMA Junkie : Twitter reacts to Fabricio Werdum's dominant win over Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121
  • MMA Weekly : Tai Tuivasa Earns $50,000 Bonus for Jaw Dropping Flying Knee KO in UFC Debut
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 draws announced 10,021 fans in Sydney
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Fight Night Sydney Post-Fight Press Conference Replay
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 bonuses: You know Tai Tuivasa's flying knee KO picked up $50,000
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 bonuses: You know Tai Tuivasa's flying knee KO picked up $50,000 (Updated)
  • MMA Weekly : Fabricio Werdum Wins Lopsided Decision Over Marcin Tybura, Full UFC Fight Night Results
  • MMA Weekly : Fabricio Werdum Outclasses Marcin Tybura (UFC Sydney Fight Highlights)
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sydney in Tweets: Pros react to Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura, more
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sydney results: Fabricio Werdum wins dominant decision over Marcin Tybura
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Sydney post-fight press conference video
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 121 results: Fabricio Werdum outlasts Marcin Tybura for 25-minute decision