The UFC 187 event is scheduled for May 23, at the MGM Grand Garden and Arena in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, the massive venue has a seating capacity of 16,800 people and is located on the south end of the world-famous Las Vegas strip. The Light Heavyweight Championship bout will be between the current champion Jon Jones and the top contender Anthony Johnson. Jon Jones (Bones) fights out of Endicott, NY on team Jackson’s MMA, the champ has a black belt in Gaidojutsu and a blue belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and has been professionaly fighting since 2008 with a current record of 21 wins, 1 loss. Contender Anthony Johnson is fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida on team Blackzilians with a record of 19 and 4. You can find your UFC 187 tickets and full card line-up here!
The co-main event will feature UFC Middleweight Championship bout between current champion Chris Weidman and former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and UFC 12 Heavyweight Tournament winner Vitor Belfort. Fans are holding their breath in anticipation for this fight. It has been rescheduled several times for various reasons since their first cancellation of UFC 173. Good luck to both guys this time we hope 4 is a charm because these two really need a good fight to get them back in the game. Also being featured in UFC 187 will be a UFC Championship title eliminator match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone both are top contenders and very deserving of this opportunity. Nurmagomedov is a 26 years old Russian fighter, who fights out of Dagestan, Russia and San Jose, California. He fights with team Red Fury Fight Team and his fans call him, The Eagle, and he is currently un-defeated with the longest winning streak to date in the MMA with 22 straight wins. Cowboy Cerrone is a lightweight fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico with team, Jackson’s Submission Fighting. He holds a record of 34-27 with a ranking of #3 in an official UFC Lightweight ranking. Cerrone currently holds the record for the most post-fight bonuses.