The fiercest rivalry in mixed martial arts will finally be settled. On Wednesday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced the headliner for UFC 200.
After a scrap between featherweight champion Conor McGreogr and the only man to beat him in his UFC career, Nate Diaz, was scrapped, the UFC was left looking for a new main event. Wednesday, it was announced that a light heavyweight unification bout between champion Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones has been scheduled for the event.
— UFC (@ufc) April 27, 2016
It should be an incredible fight.
UFC 200 is set to take place on July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In addition to the Cormer-Jones rematch for the light heavyweight title, UFC 200 features a women’s bantamweight title fight between Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes, along with an interim featherweight scrap between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.
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