Belts on The Line
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Who won Cormier vs Johnson?
Daniel Cormier beat Anthony Johnson by submission in the 2nd round, during the main event of UFC 210, on Saturday 8th April 2017 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
This contest was for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Cormier vs Johnson stats
Daniel Cormier stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Anthony Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Johnson had a large advantage in power over Cormier, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Cormier's 44%.
Daniel Cormier was the older man by 5 years, at 43 years old.
Johnson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Cormier. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Cormier was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 year and 1 month later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 66 to Johnson's 50.