Cormier vs. Johnson UFC 210 Betting Preview
The UFC delivers a long awaited rematch this weekend as UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 invades the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York.
Headlining the event is a light heavyweight title bout between champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony Johnson. At the Bovada Sportsbook Johnson is a small favorite at -130, while the champ Cormier checks in at even money.
Cormier and Johnson previously faced off for the then-vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 187 in May 2015. Cormier came out on top and claimed the title after submitting Johnson via rear-naked choke in the third round.
Cormier enters this bout with an 18-1 record, with six wins by knockout and five by submission. His last fight was at UFC 200 in July when he defeated Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in a non-title bout.
Johnson carries a 22-5 record with 16 wins by KO. His last fight was at UFC 202 in August when he easily defeated Glover Teixeira by KO only 13 seconds into the opening round.
Also on the UFC 210 main card, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman looks to get back into form when he takes on Gegard Mousasi. Weidman may be a former champion, but he’s a +105 underdog at the Bovada Sportsbook, while Mousasi is a -135 favorite.
Weidman is 13-2 with six wins by KO, but both losses have come in his last two fights. He last fought at UFC 205 in November and lost to Yoel Romero by KO in the third round.
Mousasi is an MMA veteran with a 41-6 record, with 22 wins by KO and 12 by submission. He last fought at a UFC Fight Night event in November where he TKOed Uriah Hall in the first round. Mousasi has won four straight fights and six of his last seven.
One interesting fight on the UFC 210 card is a women’s strawweight bout between favored Cynthia Calvillo (-270) and Pearl Gonzalez (+210).
Calvillo is fighting for the third time in four months after stepping into the octagon in January and March. She is 4-0 and last fought at UFC 209 last month when she defeated Amanda Cooper by submission in the first round.
Gonzalez is making her UFC debut with a 6-1 record, with four wins by submission. Her last fight was at a Hoosier Fight Club event last April where she defeated Katie Klimansky-Casimir by submission for her sixth straight win.