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Chris Weidman defended his middleweight belt with a first-round TKO of Vitor Belfort. Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier are battling for the light heavyweight title.

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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.

Cormier takes punishment, gives it back

Rumble teed off with vicious kicks early in the 2nd, but Cormier absorbed the hits and caught one to pick Johnson up off the ground and take him down. And that's where Cormier stayed. He cut Rumble's forehead with brutal elbows to end the round.


Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

This is ALOT of time on top for DC. Going to be interesting to see how fresh AJ looks if/when he finally is back on his feet.

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Anthony Johnson wins round one decisively, 10-9. Daniel Cormier survived and will see round two, which may be a small victory in itself.

Rumble throws lead, DC keeps clinch

Anthony Johnson tagged Daniel Cormier with a big overhand right early in the round, but his over-zealousness to end the fight got the better of him. Cormier shook off the stars quickly and tied up Johnson for the majority of Round 1.


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UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier are set to battle for Jon Jones' vacated light heavyweight title. Johnson has a six-inch reach on Cormier, but the two fighters stack up pretty evenly.


Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

What a performance. Three Brazilian legends now under Weidman's belt. Weidman vs. Rockhold (if that is indeed next) is a monster fight.