UFC 210 takes place Saturday night, April 8, from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier defends his title in a rematch against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the main event. In the co-headliner, Gegard Mousasi faces former middleweight champ Chris Weidman as he tries to rebound from a two-fight skid.
ProMMAnow.com will provide live results for the entire UFC 210 card, with round-by-round updates of the pay-per-view main card. The preliminary card action kicks off at 6:15 p.m. ET, moving to the FS1 prelims at 8 p.m. ET and the PPV main card at 10 p.m. ET.
UFC 210 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Light Heavyweight Championship: Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 2, 3:37
- Gegard Mousasi def. Chris Weidman via TKO (knees/referee error) – Rd 2, 3:13
- Cynthia Calvillo def. Pearl Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 3, 3:45
- Thiago Alves def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
- Charles Oliveira def. Will Brooks via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1, 2:30
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Myles Jury def. Mike De La Torre via TKO (strikes) – Rd 1, 3:30
- Kamaru Usman def. Sean Strickland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x 2)
- Shane Burgos def. Charles Rosa via TKO (punches) – Rd 3, 1:59
- Patrick Cummins def. Jan Blachowicz via majority decision (29-28 x 2, 28-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Gregor Gillespie def. Andrew Holbrook via knockout (punches) – Rd 1, 0:21
- Desmond Green def. Josh Emmett via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
- Katlyn Chookagian def. Irene Aldana via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29)
- Magomed Bibulatov def. Jenel Lausa via unanimous decision (29-26 x 3)
Watch Gregor Gillespie’s knockout of Andrew Holbrook
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Jan Blachowicz blasts Pat Cummins early
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Kamaru Usman drops Sean Strickland
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Gegard Mousasi puts it on Chris Weidman
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UFC 210 play-by-play:
Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Low kick from Oliveira. Oliveira with a body kick and low kick. Left kick to body from Brooks. Oliveira with a takedown. Oliveira controlling from top as Brooks gets his back to the cage and gets up, but immediately gets slammed won and Oliveira takes his back as Brooks stands up. It wasn’t under the chin but Oliveira puts on the SQUEEZE for a long time like a Boa Contsrictor and Brooks finally taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Charles Oliveira def. Will Brooks via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1, 2:30
Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote
Round 1 – Low kick from Cote, but eats a right for it. One two from Cote. Inside leg kick from Thiago. Cote eats a knee. Nice right from Cote. They trade low kicks. Body kick from Cote but he gets dropped with a punch and Thiago follows up on top as Cote holds him in half guard. Thiago gets to side mount. Thiago unloads with punches and hammerfists before the bell. Cote gets up quick and walks after Thiago after the bell but the referee pulls him back. 10-9 Alves
Round 2 – Cote scores first as he backs Thiago to the cage with a one-two. Alves returns with some of his own punches. Low kick and left hand connects from Thiago as Cote launches in with a Superman punch. Cote being the aggressor, scoring with a few shots, gets tagged with a right and low kick from Thiago. Overhand right from Cote. He launches an assault of punches and is scoring but gets tagged hard with a right from Alves that puts him on his knees. He tries to shoot in but it’s stuffed. They go back to exchanging and Cote seems recovered. Inside leg kick from Thiago, then outside. Cote lands a low kick of his own before the bell. 10-9 Alves
Round 3 – Cote scores to the body and head, shoots for a double against the cage, stuffed. Thiago ends up getting a trip takedown of his own. Thiago works from inside guard, but Cote controlling pretty good from full guard. Thiago stands and lets Cote up who is bleeding from elbows on the ground. More low kicks inside from Alves. Cote with a low kick and nice right. Body kick from Thiago. Cote times a beautiful uppercut and lands a couple nice ones. Winding up with a couple. Thiago nearly lands a flying knee before the bell and Cote acknowledges how close it was. 10-9 Alves
OFFICIAL RESULT: Thiago Alves def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Cote puts his gloves on the canvas after the fight and announces his retirement.
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez
Round 1 – Calvillo being active with the punches, a few start getting through after a minute or so. Calvillo’s footwork is making it difficult for Pearl to find her range. Pearl lands a low kick. Calvillo landing a few more punch combinations. Pearl gets tagged again then shoots in and pushes Calvillo to the cage looking for the takedown. Knee from Calvillo, she grabs Pearl’s neck looking for a choke but Pearl gets free and gets a single leg takedown. Calvillo threatens for the back then locks on a triangle but Pearl is saved by the bell. 10-9 Calvillo
Round 2 – Pearl with a jab and inside leg kick. Nice leg kick from Pearl. Nice body shot from Calvillo, then a punch/kick combo lands. Pearl scores a takedown and goes straight to mount. Pearl goes for an armbar but loses it and Calvillo is on top in side mount. Calvillo hops on her back with 2:22 left in the round and she’s looking for the choke. Pearl gets free but Calvillo takes full mount. Pearl gives up her back as the round winds down. 10-9 Calvillo
Round 3 – Inside leg kick from Pearl. Hard low kick. Pearl starting to lands some nice right hands regularly. Scores an uppercut but a Calvillo catches a kick and dumps Pearl to the mat. Full mount from Calvillo, Pearl gives up her back with just over 2 minutes to go. Calvillo gets under the chin and gets the rear naked choke finish as Pearl taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cynthia Calvillo def. Pearl Gonzalez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 3, 3:45
Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman
Round 1 – Mousasi looking to counter. Jab from Mousasi. Body kick from Weidman, he scores a single leg takedown. Weidman goes for a guillotine on a scramble. Mousasi gets out pretty quick and they’re back up. Low kick from Weidman. Gets another single leg takedown. Mousasi gets up pretty easily. Weidman goes for another takedown but Mousasi is able to defend and lands a few elbows to the side of Weidman’s head. Weidman finally gives up on it. Weidman tags Mousasi with a couple punches that stun him briefly. Takedown from Weidman but Mousasi is right back up. The engage inside, Mousasi slips to the ground and Weidman gets top control before bell. 10-9 Weidman
Round 2 – Mousasi stuns Weidman early with punches and pours it on with a barrage of strikes as he backs Weidman to the cage, he then inexplicably goes for a takedown but Weidman ties him up and recovers, then gets the takedown. He has Weidman’s neck briefly but can’t hold it. Weidman gets to full mount and then takes the back. Mousasi reverses and it turns into a scramble to the feet. Mousasi lands three crisp jabs. Weidman eats a knee to the head, then another knee as Weidman tries to keep four points of contact. Replay shows the knees were in fact legal but the referee had already stopped the fight on a suspected illegal knee foul, giving Weidman 5 minutes to recover. Much talking and debate inside the octagon right now as the commission and doctor and ref try to figure it out. Weidman says he can continue. The doctor stops the fight and it’s ruled a TKO win for Mousasi. Pay-per-view buyers are not gonna be happy with this one. $59.99 and your co-main event gets scrapped early. This was on it’s way to being a helluva fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gegard Mousasi def. Chris Weidman via TKO (knees/Dr. Stoppage) – Rd 2
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Anthony Johnson – for light-heavyweight title
Round 1 – Front kick from Johnson to the body. Low kick from Johnson. He shoots in on Cormier against the cage. Knee from Cormier to the body. Johnson leaning on him. Another knee from Cormier. Elbows to the side of the head from DC. Some knees from Rumble to the thighs. Rumble looking for a double leg, but the man who was bred training daily with Cain Velasquez isn’t getting taken down here. Cormier gets control of the clinch and has Rumble against the cage now. Rumble fires off a flurry of strikes but nothing really scores. Cormier then takes a kick to the face from Rumble, and then Rumble looks for the takedown, getting it after the bell. Cormier’s nose appears broken.
Round 2 – High kick from Cormier. Cormier searches for the takedown roughing Rumble up against the cage. It’s not pretty as they grapple in the clinch but DC is definitely safer here. Rumble gets a takedown but DC is quickly back up and gets his own takedown and takes Johnson’s back. Cormier riding Johnson’s back now with one hook in. Cormier is landing a lot of punches and locks up the choke and Rumble quickly taps. Jon Jones looks impressed maybe.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Daniel Cormier def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 2, 3:37
Johnson retired after the fight saying he is going into another line of work. Cormier says after the match Johnson should keep fighting. Cormier then lays into Jimi Manuwa who is ringside, then says Jon Jones can get some when he gets his shit in order. Jones is also ringside. Cormier’s best performance yet on the mic afterward.