The main event at UFC 210 features a rematch, Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson 2. Judges for this fight can take a bathroom break because they will not be needed! This fight will not go the distance. Their first fight was a fan favorite that almost ended in the first round. Daniel Cormier was able to survive and then turned the tide. Will Daniel Cormier be able to win again? Or, will Anthony Johnson plug the holes in his game and become the new UFC light heavyweight champion? Let’s take a closer look at these two MMA fighters and then I’ll make my official Chingasos MMA fight pick for UFC 210: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson.
Daniel Cormier is a horrible trash talker. When he talks trash trying to hype a fight, it’s not scary and or intimidating. You almost just want to give the guy a hug. While he’s not a good trash talker, he is a great MMA fighter. Daniel Cormier is coming into this UFC light heavyweight title defense with an overall MMA record of 18-1. The only smudge on his record is a decision loss to the undefeated and legendary Jon Jones.
Daniel Cormier is a grinder. He’s an MMA zombie that takes the best other fighters have to offer and keeps coming forward. He outworks other fighters and eventually breaks most of them. His wrestling resume is top notch, and his stand up seems to get better and better. He uses his stand up and chingasos to set up his wrestling grind and ground and pound. The first fight with Anthony Johnson was a perfect example. His stand up was good enough to hang with a beast of a striker. He then was able to work his wrestling and outworked Johnson eventually setting up the submission finish.
Anthony Johnson comes in to this rematch on a 3 fight winning streak. Not only has he won three in a row, he’s knocked out every one of those fighters. Two in the first round, and the other only made it to the 2nd round. Anthony Johnson has an overall MMA record of 22-5. He’s finished 16 of those fights have with a KO/TKO. Also, he’s 12-1 in the last 13 with that only loss coming to Daniel Cormier.
Anthony Johnson is a fight finisher. Since he settled into the UFC light heavyweight division, he’s become one of the scariest MMA fighters alive. His power is Mike Tyson-esque. One chingaso can end your night! He almost finished off Daniel Cormier in their first fight and in the first round. A strategic mistake caused him to go into deep waters with Cormier and it exposes a weakness in Johnson’s game.
Daniel Cormier was able to weather the storm in the first fight. In this fight, look for Anthony Johnson delivering power shots in more strategic spurts. Daniel Cormier has to fight a perfect fight to weather the storm again. One mistake can cost him big, especially now that Johnson knows not to hastily empty the gas tank.
Sooner or later, Johnson will land a shot and will more intelligently find a path to finish. This will be the first time ever Daniel Cormier will be finished. Look for the finish within the first 3 rounds.
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