UFC 187 Results: Daniel Cormier Becomes New Light Heavyweight Champion


UFC 187 came live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena and was one of the biggest cards top-to-bottom that the UFC has produced so far this year.

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Rumble UFC 187

Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Rumble in the third round to become the new light heavyweight champion and Chris Weidman proved why he is still the middleweight champion by defeating Vitor Belfort via TKO in the first round.

Donald Cerrone showed his continuing winning streak by defeating late replacement John Makdessi via TKO in the second round.

Here are the full fight results:

Daniel Cormier Def  Anthony Johnson Via RNC 2 mins 39 secs Round 3

New UFC Light Heavyweight World Champion UFC 187 Daniel Cormier

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Chris Weidman Def  Vitor Belfort  Via TKO 2 mins 53 secs Round 1

Still Middleweight UFC Champion Chris Weidman UFC  187

#AndStill #Middleweight #World #Champion #Chris Weidman 

Donald Cerrone Def  John Makdessi Via TKO 4 mins 44 secs Round 2

Donald Cerrone UFC 187 Win

Andrei Arlovski  Def  Travis Browne Via TKO 4 min 41 secs Round 1

Joseph Benavidez Def  John Moraga Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Preliminary Card 

John Dodson Def  Zach Makovsky Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Dong Hyun Kim  Def  Josh Burkman Via Arm Triangle 2 mins 13 secs Round 3

Rafael Natal Def  Uriah Hall  Via Split Decision 29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Colby Covington Def  Mike Pyle Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27

Preliminary Card 

Islam Makhachev Def  Leo Kuntz Via RNC 2 mins 38 Secs Round 2

Justin Scoggins Def  Josh Sampo Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Nina Ansaroff  vs. Rose Namajunas was cancelled due to Ansaroff having the flu.

BONUSES

FOTN  $50,000 EACH

Andrei Arlovski

Travis Browne

POTN $50,000 Each 

Daniel Cormier

Chris Weidman

UFC 187 Weigh-In Results: Cormier 205 lbs vs. Johnson 204.5 lbs


UFC 187 comes live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena for perhaps one of the biggest cards top-to-bottom that the UFC has produced so far this year, even with the loss of Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Chris Weidman vs. Vito Belford Weigh-in UFC 187

The main event is now for the vacant Light Heavyweight title between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, while the co-main is the middleweight championship title between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.

Before we get to the fights, we have to make sure the fighters are on weight first. Here are the weigh-in results.

Main Card 

Daniel Cormier (205 lbs) vs. Anthony Johnson (204.5 lbs)

Daniel Cormier Weigh-in UFC 187

Anthony Johnson Weigh-in UFC 187

Chris Weidman (185 lbs) vs. Vitor Belfort (184 lbs)

Chris Weidman Weigh-in UFC 187

Vitro Belfort Weigh-in UFC 187

Donald Cerrone (156 lbs) vs. John Makdessi (155.5 lbs)

Andrei Arlovski (241 lbs) vs. Travis Browne (236.5 lbs)

Joseph Benavidez (125.5 lbs) vs. John Moraga (126 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

John Dodson (125.5 lbs) vs. Zach Makovsky (126 lbs)

Dong Hyun Kim (170.5 lbs) vs. Josh Burkman (170.5 lbs)

Uriah Hall (186 lbs) vs. Rafael Natal (185.5 lbs)

Nina Ansaroff (120 lbs*) vs. Rose Namajunas (116 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Mike Pyle (171 lbs) vs. Colby Covington (170.5 lbs)

Islam Makhachev (155.5 lbs) vs. Leo Kuntz (155.5 lbs)

Justin Scoggins (126 lbs) vs. Josh Sampo (126 lbs)

* Ansaroff will be fined a percentage of her purse for failing to make-weight.

UFC 187 Embedded, Episode 6: ‘I see a Terror on Two Feet’ Daniel Cormier


On Episode 6 of UFC 187 Embedded, middleweight champion Chris Weidman reunites with his kids in Las Vegas.

Light heavyweight title contender Daniel Cormier watches tape on himself and then interviews his teammate, undefeated Russian lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then everyone heads to the weigh-in for their final staredowns before Weidman faces Vitor Belfort and Cormier meets Anthony Johnson in UFC championship bouts.

Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson Weigh-in UFC 187

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier, taking place this Saturday, May 23rd 2015.

UFC 187 Embedded, Episode 5: ‘Looking Good Is Not Easy’ Chris Weidman


On Episode 5 of UFC 187 Embedded, Donald Cerrone faces a rodeo bull ahead of his matchup with John “The Bull” Makdessi.

Light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson combines oxygen and iron into his pre-fight regimen. Then all the stars of UFC’s main card attend Ultimate Media day, including middleweight champion Chris Weidman, his opponent Vitor Belfort, light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier, heavyweights Andrei Arlovski and Travis Browne and flyweights Joseph Benavidez and John Moraga.

UFC 187 Embedded Episode 5

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights at UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier, taking place this Saturday, May 23rd 2015.

UFC 187 Free Fight: Daniel Cormier vs. Patrick Cummins


Former Olympian, Daniel Cormier, made his light heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins at UFC 170. Now, he will be fighting for the vacant light heavyweight strap at UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson.

UFC 187 Event Poster

UFC 187 takes place this Saturday, May 23rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 187 Free Fight: Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson


MMA veterans Daniel “DC” Cormier and Dan “Hendo” Henderson battle at UFC 173 to see who is the top light heavyweight contender.

UFC 187 Event Poster

Daniel Cormier takes on Anthony Johnson for the light heavyweight title at UFC 187 in Las Vegas this Saturday, May 23rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC 187: John Dodson – The Art of the Game Plan


No 1. flyweight John Dodson and his coach Greg Jackson talk about how they go about creating a game plan for Dodson’s opponents and what to focus on during a fight.

John Dodson Game Plan

John Dodson battles Zach Makovsky during the prelims at UFC 187 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday, May 23rd.

UFC 187 Embedded, Episode 4: ‘I Feel Like You Came Back From That 70’s Show’ Anthony Johnson


On Episode 4 of UFC 187 Embedded, light heavyweight title contender Daniel Cormier turns the tables on the series’ cameramen.

Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone bond over the pain of Vegas and video game budgets. Then the stars of UFC 187, including title challengers Vitor Belfort and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, meet the fans at open workouts.

UFC 187 Embedded, Episode 4

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights at UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier, taking place this Saturday, May 23rd 2015.

UFC 187 Free Fight: Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira


No. 1 light heavyweight contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson looks to make a statement against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in San Jose, California.

UFC 187 Event Poster

“Rumble” takes on Daniel Cormier in the main event at UFC 187 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday, May 23rd 2015.

UFC 187 Free Fight: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson


Watch as legends Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson do battle in a fight for the ages. Belfort contends for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 187 against champion Chris Weidman.

UFC 187 Event Poster

UFC 187 takes place this Saturday, May 23rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.