UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier Event Page and Fight Card

April 29, 2015
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UFC 187 Johnson vs Cormier Poster sqUFC 187
Johnson vs. Cormier
Weidman vs. Belfort
Date: May 23, 2015
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada



UFC 187 Bouts 

Main Card (on Pay-Per-View)
Anthony Johnson (19-4) vs. Daniel Cormier (15-1)
Chris Weidman (12-0) vs. Vitor Belfort (24-10) ††
Donald Cerrone (27-6) vs. John Makdessi (13-3)
Travis Browne (17-2-1) vs. Andrei Arlovski (23-10)
Joseph Benavidez (21-4) vs. John Moraga (16-3)

Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 1)
John Dodson (16-6) vs. Zack Makovsky (19-5)
Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1) vs. Josh Burkman(27-11)
Uriah Hall (10-4) vs. Rafael Natal (19-6-1)
Rose Namajunas (2-2) vs. Nina Ansaroff (6-4)

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Mike Pyle (26-10-1) vs. Colby Covington (7-0)
Islam Makhachev (11-0) vs. Leo Kuntz (17-1-1)
Josh Sampo (11-4) vs. Justin Scoggins (9-2)

†For vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
††For UFC Middleweight Championship

UFC 187 Start Times
Main Card on Pay-Per-View: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Prelims on FOX Sports 1: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Prelims on UFC Fight Pass: 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT

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  • Sceptic

    There is no way all these fights remain on the card on fight night. If they do this is a really good card!

    • TheCereaIKiller

      I trust the UFC they always provide good value in their events. As I am a drug addict I am prone to complaining but the UFC gets it man! They understand what a guy wants!

  • danisdoodoo

    I knew Cereal was a crackhead

  • danisdoodoo

    That Kuntz guy takes the best name in MMA now that War Machine is serving 25 to life.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    This card is stacked!

    • KJK

      I’d say above average….I mean you have 2 guys with double digit loses on the main card 1 of which got there by using PEDs. With out the performance boosters I think Vitor is in for a beating. AJ and DC is interesting….I just wish they could both win. The fight I think shows us the most is Cowboy and Khabib…..now this is a fight that has the potential for fireworks and will likely set up the division for the foreseeable future. Ok….maybe above average to good.

      • PJP

        What the hell does double digit losses have to do with anything?

        • KJK

          It means they lose about 1 out of every 3 fights….have no real chance of sustained excellence, and are damn fortunate to be on a main card. You cay say all you want about Vitor but the simple fact is he has fought in 4 different classes, depending on what performance enhancers he was able to use, over about a 15 year period….his career is not on the up swing in the current drug free climate. Arlovski being on a main card is pretty much a joke….he was beaten silly by a LHW not too long ago. Main cards are about the best of the best and now that Cowboy and Khabib is likely off the only truely main card fight left is AJ and DC. Lets face it Browne/Arlovski and Benavidez/Moraga aren’t driving PPV buys….people want to see AJ and DC….and people for the most part just want to see what Vitor looks like clean.

      • Mark McDowall

        This is one of the most stacked cards the UFC has put on in a while!! double digit losses…who cares. I agree with you about Belfort…and even though I don’t want to see him win I don’t see Weidman beating him.

        Other than this…this card pretty much top to bottom is great!

  • fkmuslims

    Waiting for the injury wave. Man I hope Leo Kuntz beats Islam. I can’t stand Islam and I love Kuntz!

  • ILuvfatshamers!

    Nope no injury needed, Jon Jones just realized he was a rich black athlete and immediately did something stupid. Way to go man! Living the stereotype! Cormier vs Johnson.

  • Mark McDowall

    DC has less of a chance of beating Johnson then he did Jones!! I can’t wait to see him flat on his back seeing stars…

  • Jcballer

    Why wouldnt Weidman and Belford be the main fight

    • Mark McDowall

      Good question. Before the Jones/Johnson fight was added it was billed as the main event. I think alot of people are a little bit sour on that fight because of Vitor’s PED use and Weidman’s injuries.

    • Seth

      Anyone actually gives a F about Weidman’s PPV sparring session?

    • Tom McElroy

      Because there is the chance that we could see DC’s head detach from his body and, roll over the Harley Davidson logo……Belfort and Weidman will only bruise the heck out of each other at best.

    • Collideoverme

      All title fights on the same card go by weight class

      • Sarge

        Not true, the featherweight title is going over the welterweight at ufc 189.

        • Collideoverme

          Wow…That’s interesting.

        • Collideoverme

          I missed that then. It used to be by weight class then.

  • Jcballer

    Was initially upset cause I wouldnt get to see Anthony Johnson vs jones but wow does this open up the division, and imagine when jones comes back, he’s gonna be fighting like he has something to prove

    • Sarge

      as long his legal troubles doesnt get the best of him that is.

  • polk14

    The UFC has become a better organization now that the midget slayer is gone.

    • KJK

      Not to be confused with the king slayer!

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