There was no surprise on Wednesday when the UFC announced on "Good Morning America" that the main event of UFC 200 will be a rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and interim champion Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Jones, then the outright champion, routed Cormier in the main event of UFC 182 on Jan. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, taking a lopsided unanimous decision. But Jones had a series of legal problems after that and he was stripped of his title in April 2015 when he was involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident in Albuquerque, N.M., where he trains.
Cormier won the vacant title in his absence, submitting Anthony "Rumble" Johnson in the second round of UFC 187 on May 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The bout replaces Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz II, which was to be the main event until the UFC yanked it when McGregor balked at participating in promotional activities.
The Jones-Cormier rematch was originally scheduled for UFC 197 on Read More »from Daniel Cormier to meet Jon Jones in main event of UFC 200 on July 9