210

UFC 210 The Fights

Lightweight Title Fight

Cormier via submission at 3:37 of R2

Daniel Cormier

  • Record: 19-1-0
  • Height: 71 in
  • Weight: 205 lb
vs

Anthony Johnson

  • Record: 22-6-0
  • Height: 74 in
  • Weight: 205 lb

Daniel Cormier is one of the best wrestlers to have ever stepped foot in the octagon. He’s also developed an effective striking game built around pace and aggressive pressure. Anthony Johnson is the most feared power puncher in MMA. He’s a great athlete and a good defensive wrestler, but he has a reputation as a guy who wilts under pressure and he’s already succumbed to Cormier once before. Father Time is undefeated, and Cormier is a little older and a little slower.

Main Card

Middleweight

Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi

Mousasi via TKO at 3:13 of 2
  • Record: 13-3-0
  • Height: 74 in
  • Weight: 185 lb
  • Record: 42-6-2
  • Height: 74 in
  • Weight: 185 lb

Chris Weidman is an All-American wrestler, and like Cormier, has adapted an aggressive, pressuring striking game to compliment his wrestling. He’s a very sound boxer but he’s not the most athletic competitor and he’s not particularly quick. Gegard Mousasi is extremely well-rounded, being one of the best defensive strikers in MMA and an elite grappler as well. However, he has shown weakness in his defensive wrestling and he lacks urgency. Mousasi's jab will be the story of this fight.

Women’s Strawweight

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez

Calvillo by submission at 3:45 of R3
  • Record: 5-0-0
  • Height: 64 in
  • Weight: 115 lb
  • Record: 6-2-0
  • Height: 64 in
  • Weight: 115 lb

Cynthia Calvillo is a technical striker with an aggressive submission game as well. She doesn’t have a ton of professional experience though, having only left the amateur scene less than a year ago. Pearl Gonzalez will be making her UFC debut, riding a six-fight winning streak since losing her professional debut. She is a willing boxer, but does her best work with aggressive submission hunting on the floor. Gonzalez has good submission defense, but her aggressiveness puts her in bad positions too often and Calvillo will catch her in the transitions.

Welterweight

Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Côté

Alves by unanimous decision
  • Record: 27-12-0
  • Height: 69 in
  • Weight: 170 lb
  • Record: 24-11-0
  • Height: 71 in
  • Weight: 170 lb

Patrick Cote is a durable, well-rounded welterweight who is primarily a striker with knockout power in his hands and an underrated wrestling game. He’s prone to inactivity though, and he is getting up there in years. Thiago Alves is a sharp, technical striker with brutal low kicks and strong defensive wrestling, but he’s coming off a disastrous attempt to cut to 155 pounds and he has looked uninspired lately. Both men are past their primes, but Alves is the more technical striker and his low kicks should be very effective here.

Lightweight

Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira

Oliveira by submission at 2:30 of R1
  • Record: 18-3-0
  • Height: 70 in
  • Weight: 155 lb
  • Record: 22-7-0 (1 NC)
  • Height: 70 in
  • Weight: 155 lb

Will Brooks is a well-rounded, talented fighter who excels in the clinch. He can operate at all ranges, but in tie-ups, he has vicious knees and elbows. As great of an all-around fighter as he is though, Brooks is neither dynamic nor a finisher. Charles Oliveira has powerful punches and kicks and he’s one of the most lethal scramblers in MMA. However, he’s also not extremely durable, and his aggression gets him into trouble, as does his cardio. Brooks doesn’t have the finishing skills to take advantage of Oliveira’s over-aggression, but his competency everywhere means he should be able to outlast him.

Undercard

Featherweight

Myles Jury vs.

Jury via submission at 3:30 of R1
Welterweight

Kamuru Usman vs. Sean Strickland

Usman via unanimous decision
Featherweight

Charles Rosa vs. Shane Burgos

Burgos via TKO at 1:59 of R3
Light Heavyweight Title Fight

Patrick Cummins vs. Jan Błachowicz

Cummins via majority decision
Lightweight

Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook

Gillespie via KO at :21 of R1
Lightweight

Josh Emmett vs. Desmond Green

Green via split decision
Women’s Bantamweight

Katlyn Chookagian vs. Irene Aldana

Chookagian via split decision
Flyweight

Jenel Lausa vs. Magomed Bibulatov

Bibulatov via unanimous decision