In his second consecutive opportunity to capture UFC gold, Daniel Cormier submitted Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and secured the light heavyweight championship. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman retained his title by disposing of Vitor Belfort in the first round.
Along with the dual title fights, UFC 187 positioned some winners in the title mix in their respective divisions. Donald Cerrone extended his winning streak to eight when he defeated John Makdessi, which makes it difficult to argue against giving “Cowboy” a title shot. John Dodson won a questionable decision against Zach Makovsky and most likely earned a rematch against UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. Andrei Arlovski, proving the doubters wrong, derailed Travis Browne’s road to the title and is now being mentioned as a possible heavyweight title contender.
Join us as we look back at UFC 187, a card that lived up to the hype it appeared to be on paper.