The long-awaited rematch between bitter MMA rivals Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier is officially docketed for July 29 on UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., UFC President Dana White announced Friday.
Jones, who lives in Albuquerque and trains here at Jackson-Wink MMA, is the former UFC light heavyweight champion. But Jones (22-1) did not lose his title in the ring. His victory over Cormier by unanimous decision in January 2015 was followed by Jones’ involvement in an Albuquerque hit-and-run car crash that resulted in his suspension and forfeiture of the title.
Cormier (19-1) won the title that May with a victory by third-round submission over Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. He has successfully defended the belt three times.
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