After retiring Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 last month, Daniel Cormier is finally set to face Jon Jones again in a rematch this July.
The UFC announced this week that Cormier-Jones 2 will take place on July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. at UFC 214.
UFC president Dana White said that the Cormier-Jones would headline the pay-per-view event, but said Jimi Manuwa would also be on card as a co-main event, in case something happens with Jones. Manuwa’s opponent, however, has yet to be determined, reports ESPN.
“Whether I’m co-main or main, Daniel’s getting his ass whooped and the belt is coming home with me,” Jones said.
Jones (22-1) defeated Cormier (19-1) via unanimous decision back in Jan. 2015 at UFC 182 and defending his light heavyweight title in the process. However, just three months later, he was stripped of the title following a felony hit-and-run and suspended indefinitely.
Jones was eventually reinstated and a rematch was scheduled in April 2016, but Cormier was forced to pull out with an injury. The matchup was rebooked to headline UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas, but Jones was pulled from the event three days before due to a failed drug test.
Third time’s a charm…
Will Jones defeat Cormier in their rematch? Or, does the new champ have his number?