In the main event at UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier, the UFC Light Heavyweight title is up for grabs as Anthony Johnson (19-4 MMA; 10-4 UFC) takes on Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA; 4-1 UFC). This five round Light Heavyweight title fight caps off the five fight UFC 187 PPV main card. The UFC Rankings have Johnson as the #1 contender at 205 pounds, Cormier at #3.
Originally scheduled as Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson in a much anticipated Light Heavyweight title fight, the fight changed dramatically when Jones ran into legal issues and was subsequently stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely. Now, the title is vacant, and the winner here will be the new champ – the first time anyone other than Jones has held that strap since 2011. I’ll leave it to you to decide if the winner here is the rightful champ, or if they are just holding the throne for the real king.