Daniel Cormier returned to the UFC Octagon saturday night for UFC 187 to battle Anthony Johnson. The event took place on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson vs. Cormier featured 11 bouts, some were more exciting to watch than others.
UFC 187 was headlined by a fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, with Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort serving as the night’s co-main event. Elsewhere on the card, John Dodson went to battle against Zach Makovsky. Let’s find out who won at the UFC 187. View the full results for ‘Johnson vs. Cormier’-led fight card below.
UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier
|May 23, 2015|
MGM Grand Garden Arena
|Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson|
|Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort|
UFC 187 was live 3,052 days days ago and was the 321st event in UFC history, including pay-per-views, UFC Fight Nights, and The Ultimate Fighter season finales.
Who won at UFC 187
Below is the 11-fight order and UFC 187 results. Here are the real winners and losers from Saturday‘s event:
- Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 3 / 2:39)
- Chris Weidman defeated Vitor Belfort by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 2:53)
- Donald Cerrone defeated John Makdessi by TKO (Head Kick) (Round 2 / 4:44)
- Andrei Arlovski defeated Travis Browne by TKO (Punches) (Round 1 / 4:41)
- Joseph Benavidez defeated John Moraga by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- John Dodson defeated Zach Makovsky by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Dong Hyun Kim defeated Joshua Burkman by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) (Round 3 / 2:13)
- Rafael Natal defeated Uriah Hall by Decision (Split) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Colby Covington defeated Mike Pyle by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
- Islam Makhachev defeated Leo Kuntz by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Round 2 / 2:38)
- Justin Scoggins defeated Josh Sampo by Decision (Unanimous) (Round 3 / 5:00)
UFC 187 Results
The results are listed in ascending order, starting from the first fight ending with the night’s main event.
Justin Scoggins vs. Josh Sampo
The UFC 187 began with Justin Scoggins taking on Josh Sampo. Justin Scoggins defeated Josh Sampo in Round 3 at 5:00 by Decision (Unanimous).
Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz
The second fight at UFC 187 was Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev. Islam Makhachev won in Round 2 at 2:38 by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).
Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle
The following bout was between Mike Pyle and Colby Covington. Colby Covington beat Mike Pyle by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Rafael Natal vs. Uriah Hall
In the fourth bout, Rafael Natal defeated Uriah Hall by Decision (Split) at 5:00 of Round 3.
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Joshua Burkman
The fifth bout ended at 2:13 of Round 3 with Dong Hyun Kim defeating Joshua Burkman by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke).
John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky
In sixth fight of the night, Zach Makovsky lost to John Dodson at 5:00 of Round 3.
Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga
Joseph Benavidez got the better of John Moraga and won by Decision (Unanimous) in Round 3 at 5:00.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne
The eight bout was between Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski. Andrei Arlovski beat Travis Browne by TKO (Punches) at 4:41 of Round 1.
Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi
The ninth fight at UFC 187 was John Makdessi vs. Donald Cerrone. Donald Cerrone won in Round 2 at 4:44 by TKO (Head Kick).
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
In the co-main event Chris Weidman defeated Vitor Belfort via TKO (Punches) at 2:53 of Round 1; Herb Dean was the third man in the cage.
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
In the main event, referee John McCarthy called an end to the bout at 2:39 of Round 3. Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke).