UFC 210: Daniel Cormier Submits Anthony Johnson, Latter Announces Retirement
By FCF Staff
Daniel Cormier moved to 2-0 against Anthony Johnson tonight at UFC 210, by submitting the feared slugger in the second round.
Johnson took Cormier down in the opening round, and landed a headkick later in the frame, which appeared to break the 205 champ’s nose. But in round two, “DC” scored his own takedown, and after landing punches from above, tapped Johnson with a rear-naked-choke.
After the fight, Johnson announced he’s retiring from pro-MMA. “Rumble” said he’s decided to move on from fighting, and that he’s accepted another job, outside of the sport.
The co-main event between Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman ended in very controversial fashion. In round two, Mousasi cracked Weidman with a couple of knees to the head that appeared to stun the former middleweight champ. Referee Dan Miragliotta, however, ruled the latter’s was technically down, making the knees fouls. But, the replay showed that both of Weidman’s hands were not actually touching the mat, and the fight was called in Mousasi’s favor.
Here are the results from UFC 210, which took place in Buffalo, New York.
Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:37
Gegard Mousasi def. Chris Weidman via TKO (knees) R2, 3:13
Cynthia Calvillo def. Pearl Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 3:45
Thiago Alves def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def. Will Brooks via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:30
Myles Jury def. Mike De La Torre via TKO (strikes) R1, 3:30
Kamaru Usman def. Sean Strickland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Shane Burgos def. Charles Rosa via TKO (punches) R3, 1:59
Patrick Cummins def. Jan Blachowicz via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Gregor Gillespie def. Andrew Holbrook via KO (punches) R1, 0:21
Desmond Green def. Josh Emmett via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Katlyn Chookagian def. Irene Aldana via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Magomed Bibulatov def. Jenel Lausa via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26)