[OFFICIAL] Cormier gets a new opponent following Jones withdrawal from UFC 200


Unless you are living under a rock, Jon Jones has been removed from UFC 200 after being flagged for a potential USADA violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on June 16, 2016.

This left UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier without an opponent……. Until now.

TMZ Announced that Anderson Silva would be stepping up to face Cormier on short notice to fill in for Jones. Cormier vs. Silva will fight at light heavyweight and it will be a 3-round fight. The bout will not be for the UFC light heavyweight title.

UFC 200 will be held on July 9, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

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