UFC 210 Main Event Prediction

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,March 29, 2017 12:45, EST in

It stands to reason that when you have a great title fight, the demand from the public for more, not to mention the money that can be made, will make a rematch inevitable. That is what we will get on Saturday, April 8 at the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo when Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson lock horns for the second time. Their first fight was a great one, and it’s fair to say that either man could have come out on top. Johnson had Cormier down with a stunning strike in that previous battle, but Cormier was able to use his brilliant ground game to get back on top and deliver the win via submission.

The contrasting styles of these two fighters is what makes this such a great match-up, and this one promises to be a deserving main event for what is a very solid main card at UFC 210. Let’s now take a closer look at both fighters, and end it all up with an UFC betting prediction as to how this one might play out.

Here’s A Closer Look At The UFC 210 Main Event Prediction

Fighters: Daniel Cormier Vs Anthony Johnson
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
When: Saturday, April 8
TV: PPV
Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
UFC Odds: TBA

 

 

Why Bet on Daniel Cormier

At 38 years of age, Daniel Cormier is starting to get up there in years, but is still definitely one of the best fighters in the Light Heavyweight division. He comes into this fight with an 18-1 record, with that lone defeat coming at the hands of Jon Jones. Since that loss, Cormier has reeled off three straight wins, including the takedown of Anthony Johnson in their last meeting. It’s fair to say that Cormier is at his best when he can get opponents to the mat, although he also has excellent striking power and accuracy. It was getting Johnson to the mat in the first meeting that saved Cormier, as he had been put down earlier with a vicious strike. Cormier can beat opponents in several different ways, as he is a balanced, versatile fighter, but the mat is where he needs to be here, as that is Johnson’s weak spot.

Why Bet on Anthony Johnson

Johnson is a fighter who brings a ton of power to the Octagon. He has a record of 22-5, with no less than 73% of those wins coming via knockout. It certainly looked for a moment as though that power was going to work in his favor the last time out versus Cormier, but his main weakness was exposed when he ended up on the mat. If Johnson can steer clear of the takedown and keep the fight more like a boxing match, that would definitely play into his strengths. If he loses this one, he may need to wait a while for another shot at the title, so expect him to be ready.

Expert Prediction

Johnson will have learned from his last meeting with Cormier, and will use his considerable reach advantage to keep his opponent at bay. I think he might just win by KO late in this about.