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Cormier wears down Johnson for title

Daniel Cormier took a barrage of kicks and punches from Anthony "Rumble" Johnson -- even in the clinch and from his back. But he pulled Rumble to the ground to eventually cinch in a rear-naked choke for the UFC light heavyweight crown.


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Dana White tells me he's not going to press conference tonight, but DID say Donald Cerrone is the next lightweight title contender.

Belfort: He took the victory from me

ESPN's Cary Chow spoke with UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort after the loss to champion Chris Weidman. Said Belfort about being unable to buck the champ: "He was very heavy, very good on the ground."


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Weidman: A word from me to them

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Cormier wins title, wants Jones

After winning the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier said in the post-fight interview: "I have a message for one man: Jon Jones, get your [stuff] together! I'm waiting for you!"


Rumble submitted via rear-naked choke

Rumble looked visibly exhausted in the third, the effects of Cormier's ground game clearly taking its toll on the No. 1 contender. It was all Johnson could do to stay in the clinch and, that's when DC slid in behind Rumble for title-winning submission.


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Daniel Cormier is the new UFC light heavyweight champion. Anthony Johnson taps to the rear-naked choke in third round.

Cormier submits Johnson, wins title

What once belonged to Jon Jones is now Daniel Cormier's. The former Strikeforce champ is now the UFC light heavyweight champion after forcing Anthony Johnson to submit midway through the third round.


Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier tied 19-19 after two. Hard to say who has momentum. As long as it's on feet, AJ.