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UFC 210 took place April 8th from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. In the Main Event, Daniel Cormier retained his Light Heavyweight Title with a second round submission of Anthony Johnson. Johnson surprisingly was willing to engage in the clinch with Cormier but it proved to be his downfall as Cormier got it to the ground and secured the choke. Johnson announced his retirement after the bout. In the Co-Main Event, Gegard Mousasi scored a victory over Chris Weidman but it was full of controversy. Mousasi landed knees which the ref ruled illegal and stopped the bout. Upon review, Weidman’s hand was off the mat and the knee was legal. But there is no review. Then the doctor declared Weidman could not continue. In women’s action Katlyn Chookagian got a win over Irene Aldana in a close bout that could have gone either way. The bout stayed standing the entire time with Chookagian getting the edge most likely due to her body attack. Also Cynthia Calvillo scored a big win sopping Pearl Gonzalez in round three. Calvillo was the aggressor throughout but Gonzalez showed a lot of heart before Calvillo got the finish. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Flyweight: Magomed Bibulatov (14-0) defeated Jenel Lausa (7-3) via Unanimous Decision (29-26/29-26/29-26). We scored it 29-26 Bibulatov.
2. Bantamweight: Katlyn Chookagian (9-1) defeated Irene Aldana (7-4) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Chookagian.
3. Lightweight: Desmond Green (20-5) defeated Josh Emmett (11-1) via Split Decision (29-28/28-29/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Green.
4. Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie (9-0) defeated Andrew Holbrook (12-2) via KO at :21 of Round 1.
5. Light Heavyweight: Patrick Cummins (9-4) defeated Jan Blachowicz (19-7) via Majority Decision (29-28/29-28/28-28). We scored it 28-28.
6. Featherweight: Shane Burgos (9-0) defeated Charles Rosa (11-3) via TKO at 1:59 of Round 3.
7. Welterweight: Kamaru Usman (10-1) defeated Sean Strickland (18-2) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-26/30-26). We scored it 30-27 Usman.
8. Featherweight: Myles Jury (16-2) defeated Mike De La Torre (14-7, 1NC) via TKO at 3:30 of Round 1.
9. Lightweight: Charles Oliveira (22-7, 1NC) defeated Will Brooks (18-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:30 of Round 1.
10. Welterweight: Thiago Alves (27-11) defeated Patrick Cote (24-11) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Alves.
11. Strawweight: Cynthia Calvillo (5-0) defeated Pearl Gonzalez (6-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:43 of Round 3.
12. Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) defeated Chris Weidman (13-3) via TKO at 3:13 of Round 2.
13. Light Heavyweight Title: Daniel Cormier (19-1) defeated Anthony Johnson (22-6) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:37 of Round 2.
Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira
Knockout of the Night: Gregor Gillespie
Fight of the Night: Katlyn Chookagian vs Irene Aldana