According to Sherdog.com, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will face the current UFC Light Heavyweight Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA on July 29. The much anticipated and much delayed rematch may finally happen.
The two had previously fought at UFC 182 on Jan 3, 2015, with Jones winning by decision. Jones was later stripped off of his title in April 2015 due to a hit-and-run, leaving Cormier and Anthony Johnson to fight for the newly vacant title. Cormier defeated Johnson by a third round rear naked choke at UFC 187.
Jones and Cormier were scheduled to fight at UFC 197, but Cormier withdrew due to injury. Ovince Saint Preaux became the alternate for the fight, which was downgraded to an interim championship. Jones defeated Saint Preaux by decision, and rematch was scheduled again for UFC 200. This time Jones got pulled from the fight because of a positive test for banned substances the night before the fight. For fight fans, the third time can either be the charm or another disappointment.