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Countdown to UFC 187: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier

Johnson vs. Cormier UFC 187 Countdown Show

It’s time for Countdown to UFC 187 and light heavyweight contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Faces Daniel “DC” Cormier for the vacant title, as Champion Jon Jones deals with personal matters. Cormier who only recently lost to Jones finds himself with yet another rare opportunity to fight for the belt in a very short period of time.

He faces Johnson who is coming off a string of devastating stoppage wins. On his way to the number one contender spot for the light heavyweight crown.

Jon Jones has sat at the top of the division since taking the belt, with no fighter able to unseat the champion from the throne. But now with him out of the picture, at least temporarily.

It offers others in the division the opportunity to grab the 205 lb belt. And this time around it will be two of the top contenders in the division, Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.

Hard-Hitting Anthony Johnson

Johnson enters the fight as a hard-hitting former welterweight turned light heavyweight. Having recently knocked out fellow top contender Alexander Gustafsson in his own home town.

Rumble will now look to continue in the same vein against Cormier. Using his striking to try and nullify the Olympic level wrestling of the number one contender.

But Daniel Cormier brings a different pedigree to the cage, which perhaps Johnson has never seen before. As the former Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner. Will look to use his far superior wrestling to get Johnson to the ground and wear him down, like so many before. Will it be enough to cancel out AJ’s explosive punching power?

We go into the gyms and the lives of the main event fighters. As they prepare to face off inside the UFC octagon for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. Expect fireworks as these two go toe to toe for all the marbles. And the right to call themselves UFC champion of the world.

T: twitter.com/MMAmicks

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