On this episode of Rear-Naked Choke Radio, hosts Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) and Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) preview the fighters, bouts and topics surrounding UFC 187.

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Headlined by Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson duking it out for the vacant light heavyweight title, UFC 187 also offers a second title match as middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his belt on the line against Vitor Belfort. Along with discussing the dual championship fights, we take a look at Donald Cerrone squaring off against late replacement John Makdessi, a bout featuring heavyweights Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski, as well as John Moraga and Joseph Benavidez, who complete the main card in a flyweight match-up.


The preliminary portion of the event showcases a flyweight No. 1 contender fight between John Dodson and Zach Makovsky. The preliminary card also has Uriah Hall meeting Rafael Natal, Rose Namajunas making her first appearance since a loss in The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale when she faces Nina Ansaroff and veteran Mike Pyle, who will have his 38th professional MMA bout at UFC 187 when he scraps with Colby Covington.

Join us as we look at what appears to be the biggest event of the year.

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About The Author

Jason Kelly
Radio Host

Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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