ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Well, it's been a wild ride, but we finally know who is headlining UFC 200.

UFC president Dana White appeared on Good Morning America earlier today, to announce that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier's title unification bout will be the new main event for UFC 200 in July.

"UFC 200 has been, interesting, to say the least, putting this thing together," Dana White said. "There's been some crazy things that have gone on. Some ups and downs. Jon Jones just fought on Saturday night and won his fight against OSP. He's been out for 15 months, and now he's back, and he wants his light heavyweight UFC title back. So the main event will be Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones."

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were originally supposed to be the UFC 200 main event. Unfortunately, McGregor could not see eye-to-eye with the UFC on the promotional schedule, and was removed from the card. Diaz decided he had no interest in fighting anyone else, and dropped out shortly after.

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier meanwhile were supposed to fight this past weekend at UFC 197. Unfortunately, Cormier suffered a serious injury in training, and was replaced by the #6-ranked Ovince Saint Preux. So instead, Jones and OSP battled it out for five rounds to decide the interim championship.

Now it seems Jones and Cormier will finally have their long-awaited rematch, headlining UFC 200 on July 9. The event will take place in Las Vegas at the new T-Mobile Arena.


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