UFC 187 is a card stacked with great fights that surely will not disappoint the UFC fans like #MayPac did for its fans.

The main event, which was changed due to Jon Jones latest arrest, features Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title.

Johnson is coming off of his TKO victory over Alexander Gustafsson and has showed the UFC fans, and Dana White, that he is ready for his shot at the light heavyweight title. Johnson was preparing for Jones, but instead he will be taking on Cormier

Cormier has one loss in his career, his last fight against Jones for the belt, but he has another chance to get the belt. He has a chance at redemption and with a win over Johnson; Cormier will finally get the belt he has been chasing.

The co-main event of the evening is the middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort.

Weidman has looked great in his UFC career and with two victories over Anderson Silva and one over Lyoto Machida; Weidman is looking to show once again he is the champion.

Belfort has been doing it since UFC 12 and after his loss to Jon Jones; Belfort has won his last three fights by KO/TKO. He will be looking to be a champion again and show the fans that he is still the real deal.

Other notable fights:

#3 Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. John Makdessi

#3 Travis Browne vs. #8 Andrei Arlovski

#2 Joseph Benavidez vs. #5 John Moraga

#1 John Dodson vs. #9 Zach Makovsky

#8 Dong Hyun Kim vs. Josh Burkman

Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal

This card has great fights and picking the fight night bonuses is impossible, but here is my stab at it:

Fight of the Night:

Considering there are about six fights I think could win this, I am just going to pick which fight I would like to see be the best. I think the middleweight title fight will be a fight to remember forever, or at least I hope so. Weidman is the champion and technically the young gun compared to Vitor Belfort even though he has defended his belt twice already. I think that Belfort will give Weidman a run for his money and use his experience to his advantage. I think Weidman will win before the fifth and final round, but I think it will be a very tough victory for him. This fight will earn Fight of the Night in my eyes.

Performance of the Night:

I would have picked Jon Jones if he were fighting still, but since Cormier is filling in for him; I am picking Johnson to earn a Performance of the Night. I think he will dominate Cormier and have a knockout that we will be talking about until Johnson finally faces Jon Jones in his next fight…Yeah I said it. Jones will be back and fight the winner of this fight.

My other Performance of the Night bonus prediction goes to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone because he is Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Anytime he fights you have an opportunity to see a Performance of the Night bonus go his way. I wish he was still taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov, but since his is not, he will earn a Performance of the Night bonus with an impressive finish.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.