UFC 210 Main Event Announced

For the fans that were devastated when Toronto’s UFC 206 pay-per-view lost its main event, a rematch between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier— it’s back on.

After having to back out of the fight at 206 due to injury, Cormier directly informed the world on a recent episode of UFC Tonight that he will return to action on April 8 in Buffalo, New York. The story of this bout, in a nutshell, revolves around Cormier surviving Johnson’s stand-up shots to later submit him with a rear-naked choke at UFC 187 and the question “Can he do it again?” This will also be the first time the organization has been to Buffalo since 1995, after which, a state ban was instituted.

“I want to let the great fans that bought tickets for UFC 206 in Toronto that this one is for you,” Cormier told MMAFighting.com. “Ninety-nine miles is as close as I could get to make it up to you. That was very important to me. Thank you for the support, and I’ll see you in Buffalo.”

Cormier (18-1) fought fairly recently thanks to former middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva filling in for Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 200 last July. Jones was pulled from the card just days ahead of time for a failed drug test. He is currently serving concurrent (retroactive) year-long suspensions handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA.)

Johnson (22-5) once again showcased his highly vaunted power at UFC 202 by finishing fellow knockout artist Glover Teixeira in 13 seconds. “Rumble” is on a 3-KO win streak that goes back to early September of 2015. “DC”, a two-time Olympian in wrestling, has also gone 3-0 since stopping Johnson.