A light heavyweight rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson highlights the main card this weekend at UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2.
Cormier enters the rematch as the UFC Light Heavyweight champion, but don’t tell the oddsmakers at the Bovada Sportsbook. It’s the challenger Johnson who is being listed as the fight favorite at -130. Cormier is paying even money if he can successfully defend his title for the second time.
Cormier, a lifetime 18-1 with six wins by knockout and five by submission, hasn’t fought since July, when he faced Anderson Silva in a non-title bout at UFC 200. Cormier won by unanimous decision.
Johnson, 22-5 with 16 wins by KO, last stepped into the octagon at UFC 202 in August. He faced Glover Teixeira that night and destroyed him, winning by KO in only 13 seconds.
The first bout between Cormier and Johnson took place at UFC 187 in May 2015. The vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title was up for grabs after being stripped from Jon Jones. Cormier claimed the title by winning by submission in the third round.
One of the biggest favorites on the UFC 210 main card can be found in the Women’s Strawweight bout between Cynthia Calvillo and Pearl Gonzalez. Calvillo is the favorite at -270, while Pearl is a +210 underdog.
Calvillo is a machine and will be fighting for the third time since January. A perfect 4-0 in her young MMA career, she last fought at UFC 209 in March and defeated Amanda Cooper by submission in the first round.
Gonzalez will be making her UFC debut with an MMA record of 6-1. It’s been almost a year since her last fight at a Hoosiers Fight Club event in April 2016 where she defeated Katie Klimansky-Casimir by submission.
Also on the UFC 210 main card is a Middleweight tilt between Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi.
Weidman, a +105 underdog, has lost his last two fights, dropping him to 13-2 with six wins by KO. He last fought at UFC 205 in November and lost to Yoel Romero by KO in the third round.
Mousasi is 41-6 in his MMA career with 22 wins by KO and 12 by submission. He last fought at UFC Fight Night in November and defeated Uriah Hall by TKO in the first round.