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UFC 210 live results: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson II

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II, emanating from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.

The event is headlined by a rematch for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship as champion Daniel Cormier defends against challenger Anthony Johnson. They have met before, when the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship was vacant and up for grabs, at UFC 187 in May 2015.

After surviving an early onslaught from Johnson, Cormier was able to take over with his wrestling and ultimately submitted Johnson in the third round to win the championship. Cormier has since successfully defended the title against Alexander Gustafsson and scored a win over Anderson Silva, while Johnson has scored three straight vicious knockout wins over Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader, and Glover Teixeira to set these two on a collision course for a rematch.

In the co-main event, Chris Weidman looks to get back into the win column after losing two straight as he takes on Gegard Mousasi, winner of four straight fights. Weidman finds himself in what he considers a must-win situation if he wants to regain the UFC Middleweight Championship, while Mousasi is looking to get one step closer in securing his first chance at winning UFC gold.

Also on the main card is a bout in the women's strawweight division as Cynthia Calvillo appears for the second straight time on a pay-per-view main card against Pearl Gonzalez, a welterweight clash between former title challengers Thiago Alves and Patrick Cote, and a lightweight encounter between Will Brooks and Charles Oliveira opens up the main card.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS | 6:15 PM ET/3:15 PM PT

> Jenel Lausa (7-2, 1-0 UFC) vs. Magomed Bibulatov (13-0, 0-0 UFC)
Flyweights

Bibulatov was threatening with the takedowns early on, as well as spinning attacks, but Lausa was defending. Lausa was being way tentative in this round, but Bibulatov wasn't doing much to get on the offensive, though he was throwing punches and kicks. The crowd started booing early. Bibulatov landed a spinning back fist and was then attacking the legs with kicks, but did knee Lausa below the belt to cause a stop in the action. Bibulatov got a late knee to the body, maybe after the horn. Bibulatov got the round, 10-9.

Bibulatov landed a big knee and an uppercut and went for a throw but Lausa defended. Bibulatov landed another low blow, this time a big kick, and we had a long break in action. Bibulatov got a point deducted from him by John McCarthy since it was a second low blow. Back to action, Bibulatov landed a takedown and was working from the top. Lausa was defending from the bottom but Bibulatov was smothering from the top. This was clearly Bibulatov's round, but he was deducted the point, so it's a 9-9 round. I have Bibulatov up 19-18.

Bibulatov scored a big takedown early and Lausa had no defense for them. Bibulatov was smothering from the top but wasn't really working for a finish and seemed content to ride out a victory. He was landing some punches and elbows and it wasn't being defended well, but they weren't fight-ending strikes. Bibulatov then transitioned to the mount but Lausa got him back into the guard. Bibulatov landed more but Lausa survived the round. 10-9 round for Bibulatov and I had him winning 29-27. All three judges had it 29-26, so Bibulatov had a 10-8 round in there from all the judges, likely the third.

Official Result- Magomed Bibulatov def. Jenel Lausa by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 29-26)

> Katlyn Chookagian (8-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Irene Aldana (7-3, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights

They exchanged in the pocket early and Aldana was starting to time the jab of Chookagian. Chookagian was landing her kicks but Aldana was returning kicks. Chookagian landed a solid combo towards the end. It was a real back-and-forth round with both landing quite a bit. Chookagian got a late takedown but Aldana got right back up. Close round with Aldana landing cleaner but Chookagian landing with more volume. I go 10-9 Chookagian.

Aldand was turning up the pressure early and even landed a spinning back fist. Chookagian was getting warned a lot for leading with her fingers out, which is a foul. Aldand was getting the better of the exchanges as she was the last to land. Aldana landed a big right hand but then slipped and Chookagian jumped on the attack. Chookagian went for a takedown but it was defended. Another close round but Aldana was landing better the majority of the round. I had it 10-9 for Aldana, and it tied 19-19 after two.

They were trading with lots of volume but neither was landing anything clean. Chookagian landed some inside leg kicks but Aldana was firing back with punches. Chookagian is being very aggressive but Aldana is landing harder, and this one is going to be very tough to score. Chookagian landed some leg kicks and has landed a lot of body kicks. Aldana started to turn up the volume late but it may be too late. Chookagian controlled the round before Aldana came on late. 10-9 Chookagian in the third, and I have it 29-28 Chookagian.

The judges were split but Chookagian pulled out the decision. Not a bad scorecard from any judge as all rounds were close. Solid fight.

Official Result- Katlyn Chookagian def. Irene Aldana by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

> Josh Emmett (11-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Desmond Green (19-5, 0-0 UFC)
Lightweights

Green is making his UFC debut in his 25th career fight. Green landed a solid combination early. Emmett landed a solid right hand. Emmett landed a big low blow with a kick and we have a break in the action. Emmett was landing some solid combos but Green landed a big left hand that stumbled Emmett. Green landed some good punches in the last minute of the round. Close round and Green came on strong in the last minute. 10-9 Green.

Emmett was landing the overhand right but Green was executing with his jab early and stuffed a takedown from Emmett. Green was landing much more and more cleaner in this round. Green was finding his range and his timing and his footwork was looking real crisp in this round. He was making Emmett miss and he would land counter punches. Green kept pressuring Emmett late in this round and he was landing his left hand almost at will. Strong round for Green. 10-9 Green, and 20-18 Green.

Green got a takedown at the start of the third and was working from the top. Emmett got back to his feet but gave up a lot of momentum on the ground. Green landed an uppercut and a chant for Green started from the crowd. Emmett was throwing punches as Green was starting to get conservative. Emmett was cut open on the side of his head. Green started to show signs of fatigue. Emmett has thrown a lot of volume and it could sway the judges. Close final round but I had it 10-9 for Green and it 30-27 for Green overall.

This was another split as one judge had gave Emmett two rounds, but the other two had Green winning two rounds and Green winning all three rounds. No bad scorecards in there as they were all close and Emmett was throwing with a lot of volume that had a clear impact on scoring. A solid fight and Emmett is now no longer undefeated.

Official Results- Desmond Green def. Josh Emmett by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

> Gregor Gillespie (8-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Andrew Holbrook (12-1, 2-1 UFC)
Lightweights

This didn't last long at all. Gillespie landed a left hook that dropped Holbrook and after a few more punches Dan Miragliotta stepped in and stopped the fight. 21 seconds is all it took. Gillespie looked very good here. Gillespie called himself the best fisherman in the UFC in his post-fight interview.

Official Result- Gregor Gillespie def. Andrew Holbrook by knockout (punches) at :21 of Round 1

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> Patrick Cummins (#12, 8-4, 4-4 UFC) vs. Jan Blachowicz (#12, 19-6, 2-3 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Blachowicz dropped Cummins with a big uppercut and was starting to tee off but Cummins got to his feet. Blachowicz slipped as he was punching and Cummins went after him and grabbed the neck and was looking for a choke. Blachowicz escaped and landed a big body kick. Cummins is bleeding over his right eye. Cummins is still wobbly on his feet. Blachowicz rocked Cummins again with a punch. Cummins got a takedown and was working in the guard of Blachowicz. Blachowicz was able to get to his feet at the end of the round. 10-9 Blachowicz.

They were exchanging and Cummins got a takedown and into the guard of Blachowicz. Cummins has strong wrestling but has horrible defense on his feet and he is cut heavily on his head. Blachowicz was looking for a kimura but Cummins got out and was landing some big punches from the top. They got back to their feet. Blachowicz got a takedown but they got right back up. Both men are exhausted and Blachowicz put his hands on his knees. Cummins stuffed a takedown from Blachowicz and Cummins landed to the body. 10-9 Cummins, 19-19 after two.

They were trading early on in the third as both are tired. Cummins got a takedown that looked very bad defensively from Blachowicz. Cummins working in the guard of Blachowicz. Blachowicz was able to scramble out from the bottom. Blachowicz landed some body kicks. Cummins landed a series of knees to the head of Blachowicz. He stopped as he was warned by John McCarthy about the placement of the knees. Cummins got the fight to the mat and was landing in the guard as the fight ended. 10-8 Cummins, 29-27 Cummins.

Cummins got the decision, winning two rounds to one on two scorecards, with no 10-8 rounds. We are under the new scoring criteria. The third scorecard was a 28-28, which seems to be Blachowicz getting a 10-8 round one, and Cummins getting rounds two and three. If that judge didn't have Cummins 10-8 for round three, then I don't know what the hell they were watching.

Official Result- Patrick Cummins def. Jan Blachowicz by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

> Shane Burgos (8-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Charles Rosa (11-2, 2-2 UFC)
Featherweights

Rosa came out kicking the legs of Burgos as Burgos has a huge reach advantage. Burgos rocked Rosa with a punch early. Rosa was looking to land spin kicks as Burgos was just chasing him around the Octagon. They were trading punches and Rosa was chopping at the leg of Burgos. Rosa landed a spin kick to the head but not with a lot of power. A low blow by Rosa gives a pause in the action. Burgos came back strong by landing punches and took the fight down for a moment. Burgos started to check the leg kicks. Rosa went for a takedown but it was stuffed. Rosa landed a right hand late. Close round. 10-9 Burgos.

Rosa got an early takedown but Burgos got back to this feet. Rosa went back on the attack with leg kicks. Burgos was landing his punches but Rosa was being more active. Burgos landed a big left hand on a counter of a leg kick. Rosa has been very accurate with the leg kicks and they have kept Burgos from going fully on the offensive. Rosa landed a right hand and then came back with a body kick. Rosa landed a spinning back fist. Rosa got this round as he was more active and was landing a lot. 10-9 Rosa, 19-19 after two.

Rosa went for a takedown and had the leg but Burgos was landing big hammerfists and Rosa let go of the leg. Burgos dropped Rosa with a nice combo and then started to tee off. Burgos landed a flying knee and was teeing off on Rosa but Rosa was standing. Rosa was rocked and Burgos landed a big combo against the fence and the referee stepped in and stopped it! Rosa was disputing the stoppage but he looked out on his feet and it was a good stoppage. Big win for Burgos as he remains undefeated. Real good fight.

Official Result- Shane Burgos def. Charles Rosa by TKO (punches) at 1:59 of Round 3

> Kamaru Usman (#11, 9-1, 4-0 UFC) vs. Sean Strickland (18-1, 5-1 UFC)
Welterweights

Usman got a quick takedown and was landing some knees as Strickland had only one hand down, which are now legal. Strickland tried to protest but was told they were legal so I guess he forgot. Usman was landing more knees against the fence as he had the back of Strickland. Usman got a full takedown and was on the top. Usman landing a barrage of punches and he was in complete control of the round. 10-8 Usman.

Strickland can't see out of his left eye. Usman tagged Strickland and is clearly the better fighter in there tonight. Usman dropped Strickland with a big left hand and was pounding away looking for a finish from the top. Usman has been non-stop with his pressure tonight. Usman landing from the top as Strickland was looking to scramble out. They got back to their feet. Usman landed a combo as Strickland had his back against the fence. Another strong round for Usman. 10-8 Usman, 20-16 Usman after two.

The doctor checked on Strickland's eye but let him continue on. Usman was landing on his feet with no return from Strickland. Usman scored the takedown and was landing from the top. Strickland is way out of his league in this fight and Usman is making it look easy. Usman was even punching Strickland in the butt. They got back up and Usman landed a flurry and Strickland had to back away. Strickland doing absolutely nothing. Usman cracked Strickland with a right hand. This is an easy win for Usman. 10-9 Usman, 30-25 Usman.

Usman got the decision and won all three scorecards easily, but one judge did not give a 10-8 round. There was at least one clear 10-8 round under the new scoring criteria, and if a judge isn't going by it, there needs to be more education on it. Usman called out Neil Magny after the fight.

Official Result- Kamaru Usman def. Sean Strickland by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

> Myles Jury (15-2, 6-2 UFC) vs. Mike de la Torre (14-6 1 NC, 2-3 1 NC UFC)
Featherweights

Jury with a very quick takedown and he lands a right hand from the top. Jury takes the back and is looking for a choke. de la Torre in a lot of trouble. He was defending but eating some punches from the back from Jury. Jury flattens de la Torre out and is landing punches from the back. This is close to being stopped. de la Torre has a big cut opened up. Big elbows from Jury. This should be stopped. It finally is and Jury gets the win. Complete domination by Jury.

Official Result- Myles Jury def. Mike de la Torre by TKO (punches) at 3:30 of Round 1

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> Will Brooks (19-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Charles Oliveira (#9 FW, 21-7 1 NC, 9-7 1 NC UFC)
Lightweights

They traded kicks and Oliveira scored a takedown. Brooks used the fence to get back to his feet but Oliveira got another takedown and took the back. Brooks stood up but Oliveira is on the back and has a standing rear-naked choke locked in and Brooks is in trouble. Brooks taps out! Oliveira with a big submission win as he jumps over the cage to celebrate and Brooks is visibly upset.

Official Result- Charles Oliveira def. Will Brooks by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:30 of Round 1

Urijah Faber was announced as the first inductee of the 2017 UFC Hall Of Fame class. He will be the inducted into the Modern Era wing.

> Thiago Alves (21-11, 13-7 UFC) vs. Patrick Cote (23-10, 10-10 UFC)
Welterweights

They were throwing early. Alves clipped Cote with a knee and Cote was backing up. They exchanged leg kicks. They were trading against the fence and Alves landed a nice combo that backed Cote back up. They traded leg kicks again. Alves dropped Cote with a left hand and Alves swarmed on top looking to finish. Alves with punches and elbows from the top. He gets into half-guard and lands some punches to the body. Alves gets to side control and lands some elbows and more punches as the round ends. 10-9 Alves.

Alves looking outstanding in the first minute of the second round. He rocked Cote with a combo and some leg kicks and had him in trouble against the fence. Alves landed a big leg kick but Cote landed a combo in return. Cote is being more aggressive in this round but Alves is keeping him at a distance with leg kicks. Cote landed some punches but then got dropped again by Alves. Alves landed a knee to the body as Cote got up and Cote did land a right hand. Cote's lead leg is as red as his shorts. They traded punches and kicks at the end of the round. 10-9 Alves, 20-18 Alves.

Alves landed a groin strike at the start and we have a quick timeout. Cote landed some good punches to the body against the fence. Cote went for a takedown but it was defended against the fence by Alves. Alves got a trip takedown into the guard of Cote. Alves landed some elbows and Cote is cut open big. Cote was able to push Alves off and they got to their feet. Alves with a big body kick but Cote countered with an uppercut. Cote was winding up his right hand up to a big reaction. He did land it on Alves. Alves landed a flying knee to cap off the fight. Excellent performance from Alves.

Alves took the fight on all three scorecards. After the fight, Cote announced his retirement at the age of 37.

Official Result- Thiago Alves def. Patrick Cote by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Cynthia Calvillo (4-0, 1-0 UFC) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (6-1, 0-0 UFC)
Women's Strawweights

This is the fight that got a lot of attention yesterday. They were trading early. Calvillo is landing punches but they are just hitting the arms of Gonzalez. Gonzalez is pressuring Calvillo around the Octagon. Calvillo landed a combo but it was mostly hitting Gonzalez' arms. Gonzalez initiated a clinch but Calvillo landed some uppercuts that busted Gonzalez up a bit. Gonzalez got a takedown but Calvillo transitioned to the back and was looking for a triangle. Not enough time left in the round as it ends with Gonzalez in the triangle. 10-9 Calvillo.

Calvillo was landing but Gonzalez got a big takedown. Gonzalez was looking for an armbar but she was in a bad angle for it. She lost it and Calvillo ended up in side control. Calvillo took the back of Gonzalez and was looking for the choke but Gonzalez was defending it well. Calvillo kept working for it and had it across the face. Gonzalez was landing back punches. Calvillo scrambled into the mount and then transitioned back to Gonzalez' back. Great round for Calvillo. 10-9 Calvillo, 20-18 Calvillo.

Gonzalez came out with a strong leg kick. They were trading and Calvillo got a trip takedown and is in the half-guard of Gonzalez. Calvillo looking to set up an arm-triangle. Calvillo got into the mount and then transitioned to the back of Gonzalez. Calvillo has the choke locked in but Gonzalez slipped out. Calvillo got it locked in again and Gonzalez taps out. Big submission win by Calvillo, her second UFC win in just over a month.

Official Result- Cynthia Calvillo def. Pearl Gonzalez by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:45 of Round 3

> Chris Weidman (#4, 13-2, 9-2 UFC) vs. Gegard Mousasi (#5, 41-6-2, 8-3 UFC)
Middleweights

Mousasi landed a stiff jab that caught Weidman. Weidman landed a body kick. Weidman with a big takedown early. Weidman has a guillotine locked in but Mousasi defended well and escaped. Weidman with a leg kick. Weidman scored another takedown. Mousasi got back up. Weidman working for another takedown against the fence and he let go. Weidman rocked Mousasi with a right hand but Mousasi rocked him back with a jab. Mousasi slipped to the mat and Weidman ended on top. 10-9 Weidman.

Mousasi hurt Weidman early with a jab and an uppercut and Weidman was retreating. Mousasi went for a takedown but Weidman defended against the fence and they held each other until the referee broke them up. Weidman scored an immediate takedown and is in the guard. Weidman got into the mount on Mousasi. Mousasi rolled over and gave up his back. Weidman working for the choke. They scrambled around and got back to their feet. Mousasi landed a knee. Weidman looking tired. Weidman had both hands down and Mousasi landed a knee. It was close but there is no instant replay. We had a break and no points deducted. The knee was legal. They stopped the fight after mass confusion. Everyone is livid. The doctors called the fight off because they didn't know the rule.

Official Result- Gegard Mousasi def. Chris Weidman by TKO (knee) at 3:13 of Round 2

> Daniel Cormier (C, 18-1, 7-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Johnson (#1, 22-5, 13-5 UFC)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

Cormier threw a big right hand that backed Johnson up. Johnson looking for a takedown against the fence but Cormier defending. Cormier with elbows as Johnson got a quick second takedown. They stayed clinched and the fans were booing. Cormier had the front headlock and was landing knees. They broke and Johnson was trying some wild strikes and Cormier got them back in the clinch. They were broke after John McCarthy said Cormier was holding the fence. Johnson landed a big head kick that hurt Cormier. Johnson went for another takedown but Cormier defended and Johnson was just holding on not doing anything. Perplexing strategy by Johnson this round. 10-9 Johnson.

Cormier has a broken nose. They went back into a clinch battle with Cormier having Johnson against the fence. Johnson got a quick takedown but Cormier got back up. Cormier got a takedown and took the back of Johnson. Cormier with punches from the back and he is working for a choke. Cormier landing punches from the back. Cormier has a rear-naked choke locked in and Johnson taps out! Cormier remains the champion.

Anthony Johnson retired inside the Octagon after the fight. That is a huge shocker. He said he gave his commitment to another job outside of MMA. Cormier talked about Jimi Manuwa wanting a title shot and threw him under the bus, and then talked about Jon Jones, telling him to get his shit together.

Official Result- Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:37 of Round 2- Cormier remains the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

What a strange night