It’s official. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will in fact be headlining UFC 200.
We can assume that DC passed his medical exam on Monday and that Bones will breeze through the required x-ray for his left foot. UFC President Dana White announced the match on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 27, 2016
It must be as much of a sigh of relief for the UFC as it is for the fans. This was the next big thing the UFC could produce after Conor McGregor’s expulsion. Bravo, Bravo and Bravo!
Here’s how the updated (but not yet final) UFC 200 card looks like:
|Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier||Light Heavyweight|
|Nate Diaz vs. TBA||Welterweight|
|Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar||Featherweight|
|Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes||Women’s Bantamweight|
|Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne||Heavyweight|
|Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum||Welterweight|
|Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson||Middleweight|
|Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon||Lightweight|
|Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marin||Lightweight|
|Jim Miller vs. Takanori Gomi||Lightweight|
|Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Pena||Women’s Bantamweight|
Note that Nate Diaz is still on the card despite his pronouncement that he’s going on vacation instead. So there is still some drama left in the 200 event. White is still hopeful that he can find an opponent whom Diaz might want to fight, but the Stockton standout has made it clear that it’s McGregor or bust so we’ll see how this transpires.