On this episode of Rear-Naked Choke Radio, hosts Joe Rizzo (@rearnakedchoke) and Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) look back at the fights and highlights from UFC 187.

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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.

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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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