UFC 187 may be one of the most anticipated cards in recent history after it was announced on February 18, 2015. The event will take place on Saturday May 23, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Whenever you see an event that says, “Jon Jones vs.,” you are automatically drawn to it. This event, UFC 187, is Jones vs. Anthony Johnson for the light heavyweight title. “Bones” Jones is coming off of a dominant victory against Daniel Cormier and has many people asking if anyone can really beat him. He is fighting “Rumble” Johnson who recently TKO’d Alexander Gustafsson, the fighter many thought could be the one to knock off the current champ, and will probably be a very big underdog for the fight.

What makes this event even better, if an event can get any better when Jones is fighting on it already, is there is another title fight on it.

In the co-main event Chris Weidman will be taking on Vitor Belfort for the middleweight title. Weidman has defended his title twice now and has a tough matchup against Belfort. Belfort is a very good striker and has won his last three fights by KO/TKO. This may be Weidman’s hardest title defense just because when he fought Anderson Silva it was the second time in a row, which meant he was fully prepared for him.

Jones is my favorite fighter in the UFC, if you did not know, and I get excited to watch him fight. Usually this would be the fight I am most excited for whenever he is on a card, but not this time around. The Weidman vs. Belfort fight should be great too, but again there is another fight that excites me more than this title fight as well.

I don’t know about all of you, but Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has me pumped up. I am more excited to watch these two go at it on May 23 than I am to watch two title fights, one of which has my favorite fighter.

The reason?

These two, Nurmagomedov in particular who hasn’t been a stranger to twitter trash talking, have been talking trash on twitter to each other. Nurmagomedov wanted to fight Cowboy before, but Nurmagomedov tore his meniscus and was sidelined six months.

There is nothing better than two fighters who talk a lot of trash or have “beef” leading up to the fight. Then, before you know it, the door of the cage closes and all of that means nothing. Whoever wins this fight is almost a lock to fight for the lightweight title, which will be either current champion Anthony Pettis or his challenger Rafael dos Anjos, who fight on March 14 at UFC 185.

This card is stacked with fights and is headed by the two title fights. There are also two other big fights where Travis Browne takes on Andrei Arlovski and Joseph Benavidez takes on John Moraga. This event has a lot to be excited for, but I am most excited for the Nurmagomedov vs. Cowboy fight.

Which fight are you most excited for?

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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.