This time next week, the UFC will have a new light-heavyweight champ for the first time since 2011, as Daniel Cormier will face Anthony Johnson on Saturday night for the vacant title.
Is it going to seem somewhat strange? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.
In advance of the bout, the UFC has posted Johnson’s jaw dropping, KO win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira last July. The victory was Johnson’s second following his return to the UFC in April, 2014, and at the time, was his eighth straight win.
Since then, of course, “Rumble” has also taken out Alexander Gustafsson to lock up a title shot.
You can watch Johnson’s stoppage win over “Minotoro” below. UFC 187 will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.