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UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson 2 main card live results, discussion, play by play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for today's UFC 210 main card, which is headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.

Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring and play-by-play as UFC 210 goes down in Buffalo, NY.

Tonight's main event will see Daniel Cormier defending his UFC light heavyweight title against heavy hitter Anthony Johnson. The co-main will see former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman taking on former Strikeforce 205-pound champ Gegard Mousasi.

This post will cover the main card.

The prelims kick off at 6;30pm ET/3:30pm PT with four bouts on UFC Fight Pass. They then move over to Fox Sports 1 at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the other four prelims bouts. Those are covered in a separate post. The five-fight PPV kicks off at the normal starting time of 10pm ET/7pm PT. The full lineup and schedule follows. Check out this week's MMA Vivisection for predictions, analysis and betting odds on the each match up.

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson

Round 1 - Johnson with a couple of body kicks and an oblique kick. Cormier with a hard right. Rumble in on a takedown attempt. They stayed in the clinch for a while. Knee to the gut from Cormier. Cormier with some elbows. Rumble almost gets the takedown but can't. Cormier gets a front headlock. They stay in the clinch. Not sure why Johnson is interested in this. Two minutes left. Cormier has a hold of Johnson now and he can't get away. Johnson with a knee to the belly. Rumble got some distance and landed a punch, but DC stayed on him. Referee John McCarthy separates them because Cormier was holding the fence. Johnson with a head kick, and a body kick...and then he clinches up again. This makes no sense. Johnson got a takedown exactly at the horn, or maybe after. 10-9 Johnson I guess.

Round 2 - Cormier's nose is broken. Johnson with a knee to the body. Cormier clinches up aand lands a few knees. Rumble was able to scoot away, and he gets a takedown. Cormier gets back up immediately and scoops a single. He gets the takedown and works from his back. He's high on his back, but readjusts. Punches from Johnson to the side of the head. Johnson not really trying to escape. Tons of punches from Cormier and he looks for the choke. The arm is under the chin. Johnson taps. That was so puzzling.

Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson by submission (rear naked choke), 3:37 of round 2

Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman

Round 1 - Mousasi with a fast straight right, but it didn't connect fully. Nice jab. Weidman with his own jab, and a body kick. Inside leg kick from Mousasi. Weidman takes him down. Mousasi spun around. Weidman looking for a guillotine. Mousasi fended it off and got back up. Weidman with a right. Weidman with a nice leg kick. Single leg takedown from Weidman. Weidman looking for an arm triangle but Mousasi wormed his way out and got back to his feet. Weidman looking for another takedown, but Mousasi fought him off this time. He even landed a few elbows. Mousasi pushed him away with 1:15 to go. Weidman with a nice right. Mousasi with a jab. Weidman looked for another takedown and got it, but could only get Mousasi to his butt and he's back up. Mousasi with some lefts. Mousasi with a left but Weidman pushed him down. 10-9 Weidman.

Round 2 - Mousasi came out with jabs. He stunned Weidman a bit and he's throwing uppercuts. A knee! He's bringing major pressure. Mousasi went for a takedown! Wow, didn't see that coming. After they were reset in the center, Weidman got an immediate takedown. Mousasi landing elbows from the bottom. He's trying to buck Weidman off but he can't. Weidman moved to mount. Mousasi immediately gave up his back. Weidman with hooks. Mousasi rolled through, but Weidman rolled right back on top. Mousasi used the momentum to continue and get back to his feet. Mousasi cracked him and then threw knees on the ground. Weidman appeared to have both hands down on the second knee and it might have been illegal. Referee Dan Mirgliotta stepped in. Weidman is sitting against the cage and the doctor is looking at him. Mousasi won't lose a point though. It was very, very close. Mirg asked someone to see the replay. And he says it's legal now. So they're restarting it with 3:13 left? I'm really not sure what is going on here. There is no replay in New York. This is so confusing. Now they're calling the fight. Gegard Mousasi wins in one of the weirdest finishes I've ever seen. Apparently the doctors called the fight, even though Weidman was fine to continue.


Gegard Mousasi defeated Chris Weidman by TKO (doctor stoppage), 3:13 of round 2

Cynthia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez

Round 1 - Gonzalez jabbing. They trade right hooks. Calvillo goes head and body with punches. Gonzalez lands a counter. Calvillo is busy but most everything is getting blocked. She got  a nice left through Gonzalez's high guard though. Calvillo really putting together combinations, and is landing to the body. Gonzalez with a straight left. Low leg kick from Gonzalez. She lands a right hook too. Calvillo landed a jab and a winging right. Gonzalez backed her up to the fence. Calvillo with a knee and briefly looked for a front choke. Gonzalez is bleeding out of her nose. Gonzalez got a takedown but Calvillo almost took her back. Gonzalez took the top position but was immediately slapped into a triangle. The horn went though. 10-9 Calvillo.

Round 2 - Gonzalez with an inside leg kick. Another leg kick. Calvillo not flurrying as much but she landed a hard right hook. Gonzalez gets a takedown and moves straight to mount near the cage. Calvillo uses the cage to deftly reverse and look for an armbar. That was really nice. She's on top in side control. She spins around to the back with hooks. She's looking for a choke, and secured a body triangle. Gonzalez is trying to spin into guard but Calvillo adjusted well. Gonzalez survived the round though. 10-8 Calvillo.

Round 3 - Gonzalez with an outside leg kick. And another. Nice combo from Gonzalez punctuated by a straight right. Calvillo fires back with a left. Calvillo caught a kick and took her down with 3:20 to go. She looked for an arm triangle, and moved to mount. Gonzalez gave up her back. She almost had a choke secured, but it wasn't quite under the chin. Body triangle. Now her arm is under the chin. Gonzalez taps out.

Cynthia Calvillo defeated Pearl Gonzalez by submission (rear naked choke), 3:43 of round 3

Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote

Round 1 - Both of them land two low kicks each. Cote with a long straight right that finds the mark. More leg kicks from each man. Alves with a knee to the chin as Alves waded in. He landed two moer hard outside leg kicks. Cote with another right. Head kick from Alves connects. Nice combo from Alves. Cote with a right hook over his guard. Alves misses a kick and they trade in close. Cote with a jab. Back to the leg kicks. Alves drops Cote with a left hook! He's on him with ground and pound but Cote is locking him down. Alves passes to side control. More punches. He turns it up before the horn. 10-9 Alves.

Round 2 - Cote showing some urgency early, charging forward and landing some punches. They throw down in close, with Alves landing another left hook and Cote sneaking in a right. Inside leg kick from Alves. He went to the outside right as Cote landed a right hook. And another. Straight right and a leg kick from Alves. Cote looking to pressure. He scored with the right. Alves with a head kick. Inside and out for Alves. He dropped Cote again, this time with a straight right! Cote is up though, and quickly. The action slowed and Cote recovered. Two more leg kicks. 10-9 Alves.

Round 3 - Alves started the round with a kick to the cup. Alves with the outside leg kick. Cote is walking him down. Two shots to the body and a left to the grill from the Canadian. Cote shoots in but can't get the takedown. They engage in the clinch for a little while. Alves with a beautiful inside trip takedown. Alves isn't really doing much but holding him there. Cote briefly looked for an armbar. They returned to the feet with just under two minutes to go. Cote is cut, on his forehead. Thiago rips the inside of the leg. Cote with a straight right off an Alves leg kick. Body kick from Alves. Cote with a nice uppercut. He's winding it up! Alves kicks him for doing that. He's trying to throw it again. Alves is keeping his distance though. Alves with one more outside leg kick. A flying knee cracks Cote at the horn. Good fight. 10-9 and 30-27 Alves.

Thiago Alves defeated Patrick Cote by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Will Brooks vs. Charles Oliveira

Round 1 - Oliveira with an outside leg kick. Brooks looking to establish his jab. They trade leg kicks. Brooks goes to the body with one. Oliveira with a takedown. Brooks scoots over to the fence and gets up, but Do Bronx threw him back down and jumped on his back. He's looking to sink a choke in a standing position.  Brooks is trying to fight it off. It looks like he's out on his feet. He taps! Wow.

Charles Oliveira defeated Will Brooks by submission (rear naked choke), 2:30 of round 1