The UFC® has just announced the fight card for UFC® 187, and it is destined to be one of the greatest stack of fights in recent UFC® history!
The weekend will be headlined by two highly-anticipated title bouts, featuring Jon Jones vs Anthony Johnson and Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort.
Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson
Daniel Cormier is standing in for the suspended Jon “Bones” Jones. With only 4 weeks to prepare for one of the biggest fights of his career, Cormier will have to over exceed expectations to take down Anthony Johnson.
Johnson returned to the Octagon™ in January after a suspension to face Alexander Gustafsson. In typical “Bones” style, it only took a little over two minutes of the first round for Johnson to knock out “The Mauler” with a series of heavy-handed punches.
Johnson is a knockout artist, balancing his TKO-heavy resume with a few unanimous decisions. The hard-nosed striker has switched weight classes several times, landing once again in the light heavyweight division in 2014.
This bout could very well be a defining moment for both of them.
Chris Weidman vs Vitor Belfort
After a long wait and several delays, fans are finally going to get to watch top middleweight contender Vitor Belfort challenge current champion, Chris Weidman, as the co-main event at UFC® 187. The scheduled bout has been pushed back three different times.
Both have been out of the Octagon™ for some time now. The middleweight title holder, Weidman, only fought once in 2014, and has only defended his title twice against UFC® legend, Anderson Silva, and Lyota Machida.
Belfort has not fought since 2013, when he knocked out longtime fighter, Dan Henderson. As the two return to fight one another, UFC® fans worldwide will watch to see which fighter comes out on top, and takes the belt.
Also at UFC® 187:
Donald Cerrone vs Khabib Nurmagomedov
This lightweight showdown will most likely determine who will be up next to challenge Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ title. Both Cerrone and Nurmagomedov have been on the rise in their division. The two are ranked two and three in the lightweight division respectively.
Cerrone has been on a significant winning streak, including a domination of Myles Jury at UFC® 182 this past January. Without missing a beat, he went on to face Benson Henderson just a little over two weeks later, which is virtually unheard of in the promotion. “The Cowboy” won the fight by a unanimous decision.
Nurmagomedov is completely undefeated in the UFC®, but he has yet to have the chance to take on any big names in the UFC®. His fight against Cerrone may be the turning point in his career, allowing him to start climbing the ladder to a title fight.
Be There at UFC® 187!
UFC® 187 will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 23.
You will not want to miss what is turning out to be one of the best cards of 2015!
With UFC VIP Experience, you can make your trip see this intense match-up an experience you will never forget.
UFC VIP Experience’s Official Ticket Packages will grant you #UFCVIP status and give you access to the official VIP Hospitality Party Room where you will be treated to a gourmet buffet and open-bar pre-fight. While hanging out in the stylish hospitality suite, you will have the chance to take photos with MMA legends, Octagon Girls™ and current UFC® fighters!
UFC VIP Experience will even take you behind-the-scenes the weekend of UFC® 187! Packages allow you to attend pre-fight weigh-ins, official UFC® fighter Q & A’s, tours of the infamous Octagon™, and even get pictures with the championship belt!
If you want to make sure you get an all-inclusive experience at UFC® 187, you can either head to the UFC VIP Experience website and get on the wait list for UFC® 187 or speak to an official UFC VIP Experience at 1-855-827-5531.
Upgrade Your UFC VIP Experience!
If you want to upgrade your experience at UFC® 187, you can take on the Friday Night Takedown Party at the Crush lounge located within MGM Grand Garden Arena. The pre-fight weekend party will feature Octagon Girls™, delicious hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and UFC® celebrity appearances! The Takedown Party is the perfect way to kick off your UFC VIP Experience!