Daniel Cormier (15-1) will meet fellow top-ranked light heavyweight Ryan Bader (19-4) in the UFC Fight Night 68 main event on June 6th in New Orleans. The promotion officially announced the bout Wednesday evening.

It will be the UFC’s first visit to New Orleans since 2011, as Cormier, a Louisiana native, makes his return to the Octagon for the first time since losing a five-round decision to 205-pound champion Jon Jones last month. The loss was the first of Cormier’s career and he is 4-1 in UFC competition.

Bader has still yet to earn a title shot despite fighting in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter 8 in 2008. The former ASU All-American is currently riding a four-fight win streak that includes decisions over Anthony Perosh, Rafael Cavalcante, Ovince Saint Preux, and most recently, Phil Davis.

If the more experienced Bader can earn an impressive win over Cormier he could finally put himself in the mix for that long-sought after shot at 205-pound gold. Both have excellent wrestling, and while Cormier may be the more technical striker, Bader carries some serious power. Who you got?

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