Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 set to headline UFC 197 in Las Vegas

Jones Cormier

Daniel Cormier will defend his light heavyweight title against Jon Jones at UFC 197 on April 23 according to a report from Sherdog.

The UFC has currently not formally announced the matchup, however an announcement is expected to be made during tonight’s UFC Fight Night 82 card in Las Vegas.

UFC 197 will take place on April 23, 2016 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Jones defeated Cormier via unanimous decision in their first meeting at UFC 182. He was stripped of his title and indefinitely suspended by the promotion for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, N.M being reinstated in September.

Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson via third-round guillotine choke at UFC 187 to capture the vacant light heavyweight strap. He then successfully defended the belt with a five-round split verdict against Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC 192 headliner this past October.

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