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UFC 187 live blog: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier

Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier fight for a UFC title at UFC 187 on Saturday night.
Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier fight for a UFC title at UFC 187 on Saturday night.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 187 live blog for Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Johnson, who has won nine straight fights, will face Cormier, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 187 live blog below.

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Round 1: John McCarthy is the referee. Both fighters open orthodox. Johnson with an outside leg kick. Rumble scores with a heavy right hand that drops Cormier, but got too aggressive and Cormier has his back standing. Cormier switches to a single leg lift and trips him forward, eventually grabbing a craddle. Johnson stands, but he's still in the front head lock position. Johnson separates and whiffs on a takedown. Cormier is on a takedown, but can't finish. Johnson is switching stances. Cormier drives Johnson into the cage with an underhook. They break just before the bell and Cormier gets a few punches off.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Johnson

Round 2: Johnson with a check hook scores. Cormier catches a kick, picks up Johnson and plants him on the mat. He's in half guard on top. Hard elbow on top now from Cormier. Cormier briefly locks up a kimura, but can't get it. He's still hunting it. Cormier lets go of the grip, but secures the crossface. Johnson tries to sit up, but he's pushed back down and he's eating hard elbows from Cormier.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cormier

Round 3: Outside leg kick for Cormier while Johnson lands a hook. Johnson tries to take DC down and briefly does before DC pops back up again. Now DC turns him into the cage, gets behind him and drags him to the mat. Both fighters are exhausted. But Cormier landed enough shots while he sneaks through an arm under the chin. He has to adjust to twice to get it, but it works. Rumble taps.

Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:39 of round 3

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