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:
(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
(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)