UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux will be held on April 23, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship rematch between current champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones. The pairing met previously at UFC 182 in January 2015 with Jones defending his title via unanimous decision. Subsequent to that victory, Jones was stripped of the title and suspended indefinitely from the UFC in connection with a hit-and-run incident that he was involved in.
On April 1, it was announced that Cormier injured his foot and was out of the planned fight. He was replaced by Ovince Saint Preux in what will now be an interim title fight.
A UFC Flyweight Championship bout between current champion Demetrious Johnson and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling Henry Cejudo will co-headline the event.
Check out the full card below along with a video preview of the event.
Main Card (PPV)
Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux for the interim UFC Light Heavyweight title
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title
Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza
Robert Whittaker vs. Rafael Natal
Yair Rodríguez vs. Andre Fili
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Sergio Pettis vs. Chris Kelades
Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele
Carla Esparza vs. Juliana Lima
Glaico França vs. James Vick
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Walt Harris vs. Cody East
Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Clint Hester
Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee