Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones Set For UFC 197, April 23rd

The UFC have announced the rematch between Former UFC Light heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and current Champion Daniel Cormier. This will main event UFC 197, April 23rd at the MGM in Las Vegas.

The pair had previously fought at UFC 182 in January last year but this time Jon Jones will make his return to claim back the UFC Light Heavyweight Belt.

Daniel Cormier (17-1) became the new Light Heavyweight Champion back in May at UFC 187 after defeating Anthony Johnson for the then vacant Light Heavyweight title. He is coming off his first title defence against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 in October. He won the bout by a close split decision. His last loss was to Jon Jones at UFC 182.

Jon Jones (21-1) has not fought since January last year after being stripped from the belt due to his involvement in a hit and Incident. In his last fight at UFC 182 he defeated Daniel Cormier by unanimous decision. He will make his long awaited return.

Also announced for this card is another Championship bout between UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo.


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