UfC 210 will be in Buffalo, New York after a 22 year hiatus and the UFC is bringing a great card to the city! With one amazing title fight and four other fights in the main card that all fight fan should be excited for. Lets talk about the first fight of the night for PPV, it’s going to be Will Brooks Vs Charles Oliveria and both fighters have something to prove because they are coming off devastating losses. For Brooks, he got TKO by Alex Oliveira in the third round in a fight he was winning and for Charles he was dominated by Ricardo Lamas and was submitted in the second round. Now both fighters when they arrived in the UFC had a lot of hype and at times they show their true potential but unfortunately they haven’t been able to be more consistent to be able to fight for a title. I’m looking forward to this fight because the match up is intriguing and when both fighters are coming off a loss they fight better because in the UFC another loss leads to a big setback or being released by the company. When it comes to striking I believe Brooks has the upper hand as he is much faster and stronger but skills wise I feel they are pretty much even. When it comes to Jujitsu Charles is a long time black belt so I give him the advantage on the ground even though Brooks has shown he can defend himself against black belts. Overall I see Brooks grinding out a decision win because he is too strong and fast. If Charles win it will be by submission.
Patrick Cote Vs Thiago Alves is going to be an amazing slug fest for the ages! Well that’s what I believe, but who knows whats going to happen. Just like the first fight of the night both fighters are coming off losses and are hungry for a win to show they still belong in the UFC. Patrick is a boxer and Thiago is a Muay Thai fighter and when you put those two types of fighters in a cage it can only result to one thing – all out war. I’m a big fan of both fighters and I know what type of fighters they are and they will not – I repeat – will not make this fight boring like holding or taking it to the ground to just grind out a win. I’m sure this will be a fight of the night candidate and I really can’t choose who’s going to win because they are pretty much even and it’s basically flipping a coin.
Next fight will be between Cynthia Calvillo Vs Pearl Gonzalez. While I don’t know much about these fighters let me tell you something when women fight in the cage they are always entertaining and fun to watch and if the UFC put them in the main card it’s for a reason. I’m expecting a good fight!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd now for our co-main event for Saturday night will be Chris Weidman Vs Gegard Mousasi. This will be a great fight to watch because both fighters are at the top of the food chain in the middleweight division. Chris is a former champion trying to get his title back and Gegard is a man who has been in the top five middleweights in the world seeking his first title shot in the UFC. As I write this I noticed this is another fight where both fighters are in a position where they have something to prove in order to get a title fight. For Chris he just needs a win because he is coming off two crazy TKO and he needs a win desperately,and for Gegard he’s just in a position where he should be next for the title but unfortunately he has to wait because Yoel Romero is next after the Bisping Vs St. Pierre fight in which St. Pierre cut in line of all the middleweight fighters because of his popularity. Gegrard is in a bad position and he has no choice but to keep fighting and winning. It sucks because he really deserves a title shot because he has been around the sport for along time and has proven time and time again he is the true number one contender.
Now for the main event we all been waiting for Daniel Cormier Vs Anthony Johnson in a fight that will determine who will fight Jon Jones to see who is the real light heavyweight champion of the world. This will be the second time the fighters meet in the cage where Daniel got the best of Anthony and was able to grind him out to a third round submission win. It was a fight that was very disappointing for Johnson who was on a 9 fight winning streak and killed his dream to be world champion. He has stated that the loss has made him better and more aware of what he needs to improve plus all the trash talking Daniel doing is also helping because he can’t wait to shut him up. Since that fight, Daniel has fought Alexander Gustafsson which was an absolute war that probably took a lot out of him and was a fight people felt Alexander won, too. Then he fought against Anderson Silva which wasn’t really a fair fight with Silva taking the fight in short notice. Daniel didn’t look good in the fight and he didn’t get close to finishing the fight and Anderson in the third round look like he had Daniel in trouble. So I’m not sure why he is being so cocky and I hope he is more humble and just playing an act to get the rating up for the fight. Anthony is on a KO winning streak beating top ten light heavyweight opponents. He just has amazing power and with time he getting sharper and sharper with his boxing technique. I can’t wait for this fight I believe it’s going to be exciting and I want to know which fighter has improved the most. I think Johnson has and he will show it Saturday night. This fight will play out in two ways the first it will go the same way it did the first fight which is Daniel weathering the storm of Johnson and then grinding him out or Anthony gets Daniel in trouble and finishes the fight. Overall this is a great card to watch and buy on PPV and if you by any chance go to any UFC gym they play the fight for free if you are a member, thank for reading will be back for the next big fight I hope you enjoyed! Oh and before I go, here are the weigh-in results:
UFC 210 PPV Main Event:
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (205) vs. Anthony Johnson (203.8)
UFC 210 PPV Main Card:
185 lbs.: Gegard Mousasi (185.8) vs. Chris Weidman (185.8)
115 lbs.: Cynthia Calvillo (115.6) vs. Pearl Gonzalez (116)
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (170.6) vs. Patrick Cote (170)
155 lbs.: Will Brooks (155.4) vs. Charles Oliveira (152.8)
UFC 210 Prelims on FOX Sports 1:
145 lbs.: Mike De La Torre (146) vs. Myles Jury (145)
170 lbs.: Sean Strickland (170) vs. Kamaru Usman (170.2)
145 lbs.: Shane Burgos (146) vs. Charles Rosa (145.2)
205 lbs.: Jan Blachowicz (204.2) vs. Patrick Cummins (205.4)
UFC 210 Prelims on Fight Pass:
155 lbs.: Gregor Gillespie (154.8) vs. Andrew Holbrook (156)
155 lbs.: Josh Emmett (155.6) vs. Desmond Green (154.2)
135 lbs.: Irene Aldana (135.6) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (134.8)
125 lbs.: Magomed Bibulatov (126) vs. Jenel Lausa (124.8)