UFC President Dana White made the announcement on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones will be the UFC 200 main event. You can watch the entire announcement in the clip below:
The event is set for July 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with the co-main event consisting of a UFC interim featherweight fight between former champion Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.
Cormer and Jones fought back in January 2015 in a competitive affair which saw Jones take a unanimous decision win over Cormier to retain his title. Jones was stripped of his title shortly after that for a hit and run incident.
Cormier took on Anthony Johnson for the vacant title and defeated him to become the new UFC light heavyweight champion. The two were scheduled to fight at UFC 197, but Cormier had to withdraw from the bout with an injury. He was replaced by Ovince Saint Preux whom Jones defeated by unanimous decision.
A third title fight on the card will feature a women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Miesha Tate and challenger Amanda Nunes.
The original main event, a rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor was pulled from the show due to McGregor’s unwillingness to travel to America to due promotional duties according to Dana White.
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