UFC 197 now has two high-profile main and co-main events.
Light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (17-1-0) will defend his belt against returning former champion Jon Jones (21-1-0), while flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1) takes on unbeaten Olympian Henry Cejudo (10-0-0).
Jones never lost his belt in his octagon, with personal problems forcing the UFC to strip him. Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 to claim the belt and now DC, who lost to Jones previously, gets the opportunity to prove he’s the real champ.
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Cormier has been taking to Twitter, as has Jones, to chirp about the rematch.
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 7, 2016
Excuse of the week: I was too emotional, couldn't think straight https://t.co/NA2yQMDtUW
— BONY (@JonnyBones) February 2, 2016
Maybe 3 https://t.co/jjygEhlg13
— BONY (@JonnyBones) February 1, 2016
Meanwhile, Johnson has ruled the flyweight division as its only champion since September of 2012 and the Olympic wrestling gold medalist Cejudo, who won all four of his fights in the UFC by decision, gets to see if he can slow down Mighty Mouse.
UFC 197 takes place April 23rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
More fights are expected to be announced shortly.