The UFC announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Jon Jones will fight Daniel Cormier in the main event at UFC 200.
Jon Jones is coming off a win over Ovince St. Preux and is now the interim champion in the light heavyweight division.
UFC 200 is scheduled for July 9th at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
UFC 200 has been incredibly difficult for the UFC to schedule with Holly Holm losing to Miesha Tate and Conor McGregor retiring. Having Jones-Cormier as the main event saves the promotion from an above average card to a must-buy PPV for any fan and a solid entertainment choice for many casual sports fans on a Saturday night.
With the announcement coming on “Good Morning America” and this being the 200th PPV the UFC has offered I expect the amount of promotional dollars put behind this event will surpass any other event the UFC has done.