Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2 targeted for UFC 214
It looks like this highly-anticipated rematch may finally be happening.
According to numerous sources, Daniel “DC” Cormier may well be defending his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against the only man who has ever beaten him – Jon “Bones” Jones. The fight is being targeted for UFC 214 in Anaheim, California on 29th July.
Jones is due to come back from his USADA-imposed year long suspension on 6th July, meaning that UFC will be free to make this fight if both parties agree to it – or if both parties are fit. This will be the fifth time that this fight has been booked, with Jones pulling out of two potential bouts and Cormier pulling out of one.
Jon Jones last fought at UFC 198, where he was supposed to fight Cormier for the title. Due to an injury, he fought Ovince St-Preux for the interim championship, winning via unanimous decision. He was booked to face Cormier at UFC 200, only to be pulled from the contest due to a positive test for Clomiphene and Letrozole, two banned substances. The substances came from a contaminated sexual enhancement pill, but USADA still felt that it warranted a one-year ban.
Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 via unanimous decision, defending the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. This marks the only loss on Cormier’s MMA record (19-1). After Jon Jones was suspended for a hit-and-run incident and stripped of his championship, Cormier went on to defeat Anthony Johnson to win the vacant championship and he has successfully defended the belt twice since then against Alexander Gustafsson and in a rematch with Anthony Johnson.