Monday May 18, 2015– On Sunday (5/17/2015) the UFC debut it’s “Countdown to UFC 187.” The one-hour special will replay throughout the rest of the week. UFC 187 will take place on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view and the prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
The main event will be Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Johnson (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) as they will fight for the vacant UFC light heavyweight championship. As we all know, this title became vacant when the UFC stripped the title from Jon Jones and was pulled from the card after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident.
The co-headliners will be Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC). Belfort will fight for Weidman’s UFC middleweight championship. This fight has been a long time coming since these two have been set to fight not once but multiple times due to drug testing and injuries that postponed the fight each time.
Check out the videos below of the Countdown to UFC 187: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort and Countdown to UFC 187: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier. Also below is the full fight card.
Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier:
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
For the light heavyweight title:
Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
For the middleweight title:
Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi
Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne
Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga
PRELIMINARY CARD #2:
(FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky
Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal
Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas
PRELIMINARY CARD #1:
(UFC Fight Night, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle
Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev
Josh Sampo vs. Justin Scoggins