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Writers Choice: UFC 210 Cormier vs Johnson

The UFC returns to Buffalo, New York on Saturday night, and lets just say the weigh in’s didn’t disappoint.

The return to normal Saturday night with UFC action, we finally get to see a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, a match-up that’s been almost a year in the making.

But going by the early weigh-ins on Friday morning, the Light-heavyweight title match was almost a catch-weight, with DC weighing in at 206.5lbs, but a short while later, behind a towel the current champ managed to weigh-in on point and our title match was on.

You also had the ‘will they, won’t they’ between Cynthia Calvillo and Pearl Gonzalez in the women’ s strawweight division. The match seemed in jeopardy early on with the New York State Athletic Commission trying to cancel the match due to Gonzalez having breast implants.

After much tooing and frowing between the NYSAC, the UFC and Gonzalez’s doctor, word from UFC President Dana White, is that the fight is definitely on tomorrow night, which gives a full card of 13 fights.

The card also see’s the return of ‘The All American’ Chris Weidman, as he looks to get back into winning ways, having lost his last outing, in New York City, to Yoel Romero. It also see’s the debut of Rochester, New York born, and Buffalo University Alum Desmond ‘The Predator’ Green, as he steps into the UFC octagon for the first time, against Team Alpha Male’s rising star Josh Emmett.

So a few of us here at Chockhold MMA have decided to give our picks on select fights. We will look at the main card fights, we will also look at fights that are in Chase Carle’s article “3 don’t miss fights”, and also my own “spotlight on….” Fight aswell.

Daniel Cormier

vs

Anthony Johnson

    Derek Bowe

Chase Carle

Carl Richardson

Chris Weidman

vs

Gegard Mousasi

Carl Richardson   Derek Bowe

Chase Carle

Cynthia Calvillo

vs

Pearl Gonzalez

Carl Richardson   Chase Carle

Thiago Alves

vs

Patrick Cote

    Derek Bowe

Chase Carle

Carl Richardson

Will Brooks

vs

Charles Oliveira

Derek Bowe

Carl Richardson

  Chase Carle

Kamaru Usman

vs

Sean Strickland

Derek Bowe

Chase Carle

Carl Richardson

   

Desmond Green

vs

Josh Emmett

Chase Carle

Carl Richardson

  Derek Bowe

 

There are three fights that we are all in agreement on, with all three of us picking Usman to topple Strickland, Cote to put away Alves, and Rumble Johnson to walk away from Buffalo with the UFC Light-Heavyweight Title.

Tell us what you think of the picks, and your own choices by joining the conversation on out twitter account: @ChokeHoldMMA

 

About carlr14 (27 Articles)
Student in journalism, part time writer for a MMA website

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