‘Countdown To UFC 187’ (Video)

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
May 18th, 2015

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We have officially entered UFC 187 fight week, and there’s no better way to kick off the hoopla train than with an episode of “Countdown.”

UFC 187 goes down Saturday night inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones – oops, my bad (too soon?) I mean, Anthony Johnson (pictured) and Daniel Cormier battle for the vacant light heavyweight after Jones was stripped of his strap following last month’s felony hit-and-run arrest.

Middleweight champ Chris Weidman finally fights Vitor Belfort in the show’s co-featured attraction.

The lineup isn’t quite as star-studded as it once was, but at least it still showcases a pair of title tilts.

Please click the media players below to watch the promo:

Johnson vs. Cormier:

Weidman vs. Belfort:

Here is UFC 187’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Justin Scoggins vs. Joshua Sampo

Islam Makhachev vs. Leo Kuntz

Mike Pyle vs. Sean Spencer

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Rose Namajunas vs. Nina Ansaroff

Rafael Natal vs. Uriah Hall

Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim

John Dodson vs. Zach Makovski

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga

Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne

Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi

Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman (UFC middleweight champion)

Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier (for vacant UFC light heavyweight title)

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