Cormier smothered Johnson and defended the title of champion of the UFC

Daniel Cormier

The American fighter of the mixed style of Daniel Cormier defeated compatriot Anthony Johnson and retained the championship belt ultimate fighting championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion. About it the correspondent “”.

The fight took place in the UFC 210, held in Buffalo on the night of 9 April. Cormier missed a series of punches at the start of the battle, but then took the opponent under control, pushing it to the grid. In the middle of the second round, he moved Johnson to the ground and held the choke from the back.

This victory was 38-year-old athlete of the 20th in his professional career, with only one defeat. His opponent has lost six times, with 22 victories. After the duel, the 33-year-old Johnson announced his retirement from sports.

In the same evening of the arts in the UFC debut of Russian Magomed Bibulatov. 28-year-old from Grozny won a unanimous decision over Filipino Ganelon Lawsou.